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Biophotonic Pancreatic Cancer Margin Detection

Vanderbilt researchers have developed an autofluorescence-based system for intraoperative margin assessment of pancreatic cancers. Also under development is the application of the same underlying technology to optimize pancreatic islet cell visualization and extraction to improve the efficiency of islet cell transplantation.


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Ashok Choudhury

615.322.2503
Medical Devices

A Compact, Lightweight Solution to Portable ECMO

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a novel, extremely compact and lightweight device toprovide extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in austere and militaryenvironments. Miniaturized in-line components allow for minimized materials and improved ease ofapplication in acute medical emergencies, especially in resource deprived conditions.


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Philip Swaney

615.322.1067
Medical Devices

Non-invasive Fiducial Marker for Imaging and Radiation Delivery in the Eye

A team of Vanderbilt researchers has developed a novel fiducial marker for use during radiosurgery of the eye. The fiducial is a non-invasive, comfortable method for performing registration of preoperative medical images and the radiotherapy target during therapy. The device aims to remove the need for existing invasive registration procedures, while still providing accurate localization to the clinician.


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Philip Swaney

615.322.1067

Real-Time Feedback for Positioning Electrode Arrays in Cochlear Implants

Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a method ofmonitoring the placement of electrodes in cochlearimplants (CIs) through the use of electrical impedancemeasurements. This technology offers real-timefeedback on electrode positioning, which can beused to more accurately place electrodes duringinitial implantation, or better program the implantsafter they have been placed. These enhancementscombine to give increased hearing quality to bothnew and existing CI patients.


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Philip Swaney

615.322.1067

Upper Extremity Assistance Device

An assistive device for individuals with upper extremity neuromuscular deficit has been developed by researchers at Vanderbilt. This device is specifically designed for patients having hemiplegia following stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and other disabilities and conditions, who may have severe muscle weakness or inability to fully control an upper limb. In order to facilitate use of the upper limb, the patient can wear the device as a substitute for or a supplement to the patient's volitional movement.


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Ashok Choudhury

615.322.2503

Cleopatra -- A Wearable Surgical Camera

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a wearable surgical camera designed for use over the top of a surgical gown. The system, nicknamed Cleopatra, is designed specifically for the OR, maintains a consistent view of the operative field during a procedure, and is capable of supporting video, audio, lighting, and other technology in the immediate vicinity of the surgical field.


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Philip Swaney

615.322.1067
Medical Devices
Surgery

Speculum-Free Diagnostic Probe for Optical Assessment of the Cervix

A new approach for obtaining less invasive optical measurements of the cervix has been developed that does not require the use of a speculum exam. This technology can visualize the cervix in vivo to find unique biomarkers that indicate various conditions such as preterm labor, cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV), and dysplasia.


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Ashok Choudhury

615.322.2503

Rotary Planar Peristaltic Micropump (RPPM) and Rotary Planar Valve (RPV) for Microfluidic Systems

A Vanderbilt University research team led by Professor John Wikswo has developed low-cost, small-volume, metering peristaltic micropumps and microvalves. These pumps and valves can be used either as stand-alone devices incorporated into microfluidic subsystems, or as readily customized components for research or miniaturized point-of-care instruments, Lab-on-a-Chip devices, and disposable fluid delivery cartridges.


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Ashok Choudhury

615.322.2503

Easily Maneuverable Robotic Control System for a Magnetically Actuated Flexible Endoscope

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a system that allows for active control of the motion of a magnetically actuated flexible endoscope. The system decreases pain during endoscopic procedures and increases clinician control over the endoscope.


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Masood Machingal

615.343.3548
Medical Devices

Self-Decoupled RF Coils for Optimized Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the most important and versatile tools in the repertoire of diagnostics and medical imaging. Vanderbilt researchers have developed a novel, geometry independent, self-decoupling radiofrequency (RF) coil design that will allow MRI machines to generate images at a faster rate and with greater image quality.


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Philip Swaney

615.322.1067