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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...
Published: 6/18/2019       Inventor(s): Denise Kim, Jacquelyn Borinski, Andrew Kolpitcke, Mohamad Ali Naja, Drew Padilla
Knock-In Mouse Model of Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy
ApplicationConditional knock-in mouse mimicking Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.Technical SummaryOculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is rare genetic disease caused by a mutation in the PABPN1 gene. In this mutation, the number of GCG trinucleotide repeats at the 5' end of PABPN1 are increased, which leads to an expansion of an alanine repe...
Published: 9/27/2018       Inventor(s): Grace Pavlath, Anita Corbett, Katherine Vest
Simplifly (TM): A Fly Genetically Programmed to Identify a Single Scent
ApplicationA fruit fly modified to express only a single odor receptor and therefore only capable of sensing one chemical odorant; used as an animal model for sensory and nervous system studies or as a living biosensor for chemical identification.Key BenefitsNew model for sensory research that simplifies the olfactory system. Insect-based behaviora...
Published: 2/25/2014       Inventor(s): Jessica Eliason, Ichiro Matsumura, Justin Gallivan, Subhabrata Sanyal
Questionnaires for Assessing the Effect of Visual Impairment on Quality of Life and Function in Children
ApplicationA standardized series of questions for the assessment of vision related quality of life and visual function in children and adolescents.Key BenefitsProvides age-appropriate questions for children from ages 8-18 as an improvement to using currently available assessments geared toward adults. Allows the subjective assessment of the impact ...
Published: 1/3/2014       Inventor(s): Sheila Angeles-Han
Cluster Fix: An Eye-Tracking Algorithm for the Measurement of Fixations and Saccades
Application Software for more precise measurement of fixations and saccades during eye motion tracking. Key Benefits Increased precision by combining distance, velocity, acceleration and rotation measurements. Increased sensitivity by globally and locally evaluating scan paths. Market Summary Eye tracking technologies are instrumental for compan...
Published: 6/7/2013       Inventor(s): Seth Koenig, Elizabeth Buffalo
Surgical Kit for Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
ApplicationInstruments for surgical treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Key BenefitsSurgical procedure provides a less costly, curative alternative to expensive drug therapeutics that usually only prevent or slow disease progression. One time surgical treatment applicable to both wet and dry AMD. Specialized instruments allow for pr...
Published: 6/6/2013       Inventor(s): Timothy Olsen, Paul Loftness, David Rosen, Arthur Erdman, Shreyes Melkote, George Koruthu Mathai
Treatment of Dry AMD and Other Ophthalmic Diseases
Application Fulvene and fulvalene compounds that inhibit nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidases for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases and disorders including the dry form of age-related macular degeneration. Key Benefits Lead compound candidate identified. Demonstrated positive effects in in vivo preclinical ocular model...
Published: 6/4/2012       Inventor(s): Jack Arbiser
A Porcine Model of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy
Application A large animal model of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR) in pigs, allows for surgical manipulation and intervention that is not possible in other animal models. Technical Summary Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is the principle cause for failed retinal detachment (RD) surgery. Currently there is a rabbit model used for resea...
Published: 10/6/2011       Inventor(s): Timothy Olsen
Simulated Vocal Fold and Dry Micrrolaryngeal Surgical Simulator
Application Training device that simulates the human vocal fold (SVF) is designed to assist in the development of fine manual dexterity and instrument precision necessary for physicians to perform microlaryngeal surgical dissection. Key Benefits The SVF housed within a plastic larynx model approximates the both the delicate tissue and limited op...
Published: 2/24/2009       Inventor(s): Michael Johns Iii, Adam Klein
Near Vision Accommodating Intraocular Lens with Adjustable Power
Application Restoration of accommodation following cataract surgery. Technical Summary Accommodation is the ability of the eye to focus upon near objects. All individuals eventually lose this ability due a condition known as presbyopia, an age related loss of elasticity in the crystalline lens. Persons reaching this stage of life become dependen...
Published: 2/24/2009       Inventor(s): Keith Thompson