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No-touch Breast Implant Placement Device

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a breast implant device that minimizes potential contaminants during surgery by requiring no contact between the surgeon and the implant during insertion.


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Philip Swaney

615.322.1067
Medical Devices
Surgery

Surgical Guide for Intraoral Vertical Ramus Osteotomy

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a novel surgical guide for intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO) that helps to preserve the proximal segment medial pterygoid attachment and avoid injury to the inferior alveolar neurovascular bundle during the procedure.


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Philip Swaney

615.322.1067
Medical Devices

Articulating Laryngeal Mask Airway

Vanderbilt University researchers have developed a new laryngeal mask airway (LMA) that utilizes a unique, articulated tip and is designed to navigate a patient's oropharynx more easily and safely. The device is manually actuated by the health care provider during insertion, helping the novel LMA better conform to the anatomy and form a secure airway path for use during clinical procedures.


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Philip Swaney

615.322.1067

Inventors

Dustin Dockins
Medical Devices

Method and System for Automating Oxygen Monitoring and Dosing in Real Time for Patient on Oxygen Therapy

Vanderbilt researcher, Lisa Lancaster, MD, has developed a novel device to monitor the flow as well as adjust actively the levels of oxygen that pass to a patient suffering from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis or other causes of hypoxic lung disease. Standing out of the pack, this device ensures that patients exerting themselves are given enough oxygen while actively reducing the dosage, to prevent further damage, when the same patient is resting.


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Masood Machingal

615.343.3548

Inventors

Lisa Lancaster
Medical Devices
Pulmonary/Respiratory

Method for Non-Invasive Complete Vascular Occlusion Using MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery

Researchers have developed a non-invasive method for creating vascular occlusions at specific locations within a vessel using magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS). The speed and efficacy of this approach is better than traditional vascular occlusion methods, and the method can be further enhanced through the use of phase shift nano-droplets. The approach is even applicable to large vessels that can be extremely challenging to ablate due to the heat sink effect. Ultimately, the ability to occlude selected vasculature could aid in the treatment of vascular malformations, hemorrhage control, and tumor devascularization.


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Philip Swaney

615.322.1067
Medical Devices

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

PIQASO: A rigid phantom for comprehensive end-to-end evaluation of online adaptive radiotherapy systems

There is currently no radiotherapy phantom capable of quantitatively assessing all components of an online adaptive radiotherapy (online ART) system in a comprehensive end-to-end test.Represented here is a novel, rigid phantom that can simultaneously evaluate an online ART system's image acquisition, deformable image registration, contour propagation, plan re-optimization, dose calculation, and beam delivery in a single process that is robust, quantitative, and convenient.


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Masood Machingal

615.343.3548

Biophotonic imaging system for tumor margin detection and islet cell beneficiation

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

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

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.


Licensing Contact

Ashok Choudhury

615.322.2503