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High Bandwidth, Hot Gas and Liquid, Rotary Proportional Valves

Inventors at Vanderbilt University have developed a high performance rotary servo valve to be used with hot/cold liquids and gases. This valve can be directly actuated by a rotary servo motor, eliminating the need for linear actuating devices. It exhibits a compact design that allows for increased control, precision, and efficiency.


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Taylor Jordan

615.936.7505
Energy

Rapidly Adjustable Flexible Positioning Arm for Ultrasound Probe -Clinician's Third Hand

A Vanderbilt team led by anesthesiologist Dr. Rajnish Gupta has developed a rapidly adjustable flexible positioning arm that can precisely position the ultrasound probe in such a way that it can be adjusted and fine-tuned with the flip of a switch. Upon fixing the probe in position, both of the clinician's hands are free to perform ultrasound guided procedures without the need for a second person to hold the probe.


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Taylor Jordan

615.936.7505
Medical Devices
Analgesic

Stable HERG Expressing Cells

Vanderbilt researchers have designed a cell line with stable expression of the human heart potassium channel, HERG. This cell line has robust and very consistent cell-to-cell HERG activity without detectable endogenous ionic currents, making it ideal to use in preclinical drug screening.


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Karen Rufus

615.322.4295
Research Tools
Cell Line
Cardiovascular

Optical Spectroscopic Detection of Cell and Tissue Death

A method for differentiating malignant in vivo liver tissues from normal in vivo liver tissues of a living subject includes the steps of: (a) illuminating a first area and a second area of in vivo liver tissues of the living subject with a first excitation light, (b) measuring an intensity of fluorescent light emitted from each of the first area and the second area of in vivo liver tissues in response to the first excitation light as a function of wavelength so as to obtain a first and a second fluorescent spectra, respectively, (c) illuminating the first area and the second area of in vivo liver tissues with a second excitation light, (d) measuring an intensity of diffilse light reflected by each of the first area and the second area of in vivo liver tissues in response to the second excitation light as a function of wavelength so as to obtain a first and a second diffused reflectance spectra, respectively, and (e) identifying one of the first area and the second area of in vivo liver tissues as malignant liver tissues and the other one of the first area and the second area of in vivo liver tissues as nomial liver tissues, by comparing the first fluorescence spectrum and the second florescence spectrum, and comparing the first diffused reflection spectrum and the second diffused reflection spectrum.


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Ashok Choudhury

615.322.2503

Aliquot Delivery System

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a novel device for accurately delivering a small aliquot of liquid pharmaceutical agent to a treatment site. This system enables more precise dosage and eliminates expensive waste found in conventional methods.


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Philip Swaney

615.322.1067
Medical Devices

Driving Skills Improvements in Teenagers with ASD using Virtual Reality

Various aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have been under study for many years. While the emphasis has been on early identification and early treatment of children with ASD, a sometimes overlooked fact is that ASD children grow up to be teenagers. An essential life skill for teenagers is the ability to drive. However, ASD teens and adults are often prone to certain mistakes in driving and gaze patterns required for driving. Collaborators at Vanderbilt's School of Engineering and the Kennedy Center have created a simulator that is meant to teach ASD teenagers these critical skills.


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Masood Machingal

615.343.3548

Image-Guided Navigation System for Endoscopic Eye Surgery

A flexible endoscope for ophthalmic orbital surgery is presented. The endoscope has illuminating fiber, image fiber and a free conduit to deliver purge gas/fluid in addition to instruments such as ablation instruments, coagulating instrument or a medication delivery instrument.


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Philip Swaney

615.322.1067

Chemical Sensor Utilizing a Chemically Sensitive Electrode in Combination with Thin Diamond Layers

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a novel solid state chemical sensor using CVD diamond film. The system utilizes polycrystalline diamond technology combined with chemically-sensitive electrode layers to achieve high sensitivity and selectivity for a variety of chemical species.


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Ashok Choudhury

615.322.2503

Combined Raman Spectroscopy- Optical Coherence Tomography (RS-OCT)

Vanderbilt researchers have developed an optical system for the differentiation of normal and cancerous skin lesions. The system combines the diagnostic prowess of two separate techniques to provide non-invasive, real-time, in-situ evaluation of lesions.


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Ashok Choudhury

615.322.2503

Fault-Adaptive Control Technology Toolsuite (FACT)

The FACT toolsuite assists engineers working with complex aerospace systems to design and implement control systems that can maintain control even when the controlled system ""fails."" The tool suite uses a model-based approach where the designer creates design models of the plant and its associated control system, and the tools automatically generate code that implements fault-detection, isolation and control reconfiguration functions.


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Peter Rousos

615.343.4465