Obstrix: Inflatable Cerclage Pessary
ApplicationExpandable cervical pessary device to treat cervical incompetence.Key BenefitsInflatable device can adapt to any size. Eliminates need for sutures or cervical tape, reducing risk of cervical trauma.Market SummaryCervical incompetence is a premature dilation and effacement (cervical ripening) during the second trimester of pregnancy and o...
Inventor(s): Robert Kelley, Sruti Bheri, Esther Max-Onakpoya, Xiaoshan (Melody) Shao, Alena Sim
Surgical Device for Eyelid Ptosis Correction
ApplicationSurgical device to perform clamping, incision, and closure for correcting eyelid ptosis.Key BenefitsSimplifies the Müller muscle resection that decreases surgical procedure time.Eliminates the risk of cutting sutures that cause dehiscence and improves the final appearance.Market SummaryPtosis (drooping upper eyelids) is a common con...
Inventor(s): Denise Kim, Jacquelyn Borinski, Andrew Kolpitcke, Mohamad Ali Naja, Drew Padilla
Femoroplasty Device that Repairs the Hip Bone
Less invasive surgical alternative to a total hip replacement (THR) that restores the shape and function of the hip joint.
Requires less invasive surgery of the hip, reducing recovery time.
Prevents the patient from needing a THR or delays it for at least 10 years.
Less expensive than a THR.
Inventor(s): Zachary Bercu, Janice Newsome, Jonathan Martin, Elizabeth Marr, Nicholas Arce, Kathryn Martin
Software for Extended and Accurate Analysis of Biomedical Signals
ApplicationComputational method designed for accurate rhythm sensing with reduced energy consumption of wireless body sensor network (WBSN) medical devices.Key BenefitsCompressed data collection reduces power consumption and addresses power needs of small devices.Addresses power needs of small devices.Increases device longevity.Market SummaryAtrial...
Inventor(s): Giulia Da Poian, Roberto Rinaldo, Gari Clifford
System for Real-Time Monitoring of Radiology Resources
ApplicationAn automated, real-time computed tomography (CT) status display software and hardware system for reducing delays in imaging in the hospital.Key BenefitsAnalytics engine anticipates delays and recommends available scanners.Non-metallic & radiolucent pressure sensor is safe for use in CT scanners.Durable hardware holds up under harsh c...
Inventor(s): Adam Prater, Arthur (Jack) Fountain, Jonathan Bidwell
OASSISS – Oral Assistance System Supplementing Inhibited Salivary Supply
ApplicationWearable device for hydrating the oral cavity of a user to relieve xerostomia.Key BenefitsWearable hydration pack allows easy access and maximum portability.Fine mist delivers adequate moisture to the oral cavity.Hydrating content may include water, artificial saliva, medications, or other remedies.Increase in moisture in oral cavity del...
Inventor(s): Debra Paulsen, Kevin Paulsen
Liquid Deodorizer for Ostomy Pouches
ApplicationA deodorizing solution designed for eliminating unpleasant odors from ostomy pouches.Key BenefitsEliminates unpleasant odor from ostomy pouches.Easy to use.Market SummaryBecause of disease or trauma, part or all of the large intestine, small intestine or bladder may have to be surgically removed. In individuals who undergo these procedur...
Inventor(s): Cynthia Timms, Ronald Bracken
MitraPlug: Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
ApplicationRepair of mitral valve regurgitation, using a minimally-invasive transcatheter-based technology.Key BenefitsCan be delivered using a one-shot transcatheter approach via the apex of the heart. Miniature adjustable plug mounts directly on the valve leaflets, closing the gap between the leaflets and eliminating leakage. Designed to be impla...
Inventor(s): Sai Muralidhar Padala, Eric Sarin
Microfluidic Device for Increased Viral Transduction Efficiency
ApplicationMicrofluidic chip device for facilitating high throughput viral transduction for gene therapy applications.Key BenefitsImproves surface-to-volume ratio, allowing more efficient contact between lentiviruses and cellsIncreases efficiency while maintaining cell viability of traditional methods.Enables gene transfer for non-adherent cells.Co...
Inventor(s): Reginald Tran, Wilbur Lam, David Myers, Christopher Doering, H. Trent Spencer
Spinal Frame for Resources Limited Settings
ApplicationPortable surgical frame to stabilize and position a patient during spinal surgery.Key BenefitsPortable equipment can be broken down into components to fit in a suitcase.Provides the necessary setting for spinal surgery.Equipment has a fraction of the cost of traditional operating tables.Market SummarySurgical procedures continue to becom...
Inventor(s): Jonathan Riley, Nicholas (Nick) Boulis, Sukreet Raju, Anne Mcdonough