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Sugar-Based Low Molecular Weight Hydrogels from Alkyl Glycolipids
University of Arizona researchers have created sugar-based low molecular weight hydrogels that spontaneously self-assemble through weak, noncovalent intermolecular interactions. These gels are thixotropic, biocompatible, and biodegradable. Despite being held together through non-covalent interactions, these hydrogels exhibit greater mechanical strength...
Published: 11/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Jeanne Pemberton, Laurel Kegel, Yu-Cheng Wang
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Remediation, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > MEMS & Nanotechnology, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Dermatology, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Musculoskeletal Disorders, Orthopedics/Bone, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Regenerative Medicine / Tissue Engineering, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Wound Healing, Technology Classifications > Life Sciences > Drug Delivery, Technology Classifications > Materials > Biocompatible, Technology Classifications > Materials > Biomaterials, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic, Technology Classifications > Materials > Nanomaterials
Gall Bladder Cryoablation Device
This device is a novel cryoablation procedure and probe to treat gallstones. The probe is designed to fit in the gall bladder. The probe will freeze and ablate the gallbladder and cystic ducts but won’t freeze other organs that are in close proximity with the gall bladder. This invention is a less invasive alternative to a cholecystectomy for...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Charles Hennemeyer
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > General & Plastic Surgery, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic
Improvements to Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Guide for Hip Fracture Fixation
This invention is a design for a minimally invasive dynamic hip screw guide that will fix the position and angle in the frontal plane for the intramedullary rod. This device is a guide that can be placed on the leg rather than directly on the bone, allowing for a procedure that is significantly less invasive. This current adaptation of the invention...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Daniel Latt
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Musculoskeletal Disorders, Orthopedics/Bone
A New Device to Treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Through Neuromodulation
This invention is a method of treating pulmonary arterial hypertension without the use of drugs. The invention describes a system for bilateral electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve that can be implanted in the human body with the goal of ameliorating symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension. This device can be used with neonatal populations,...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Mohamed Ahmed, Philipp Gutruf
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Respiratory & Pulmonary, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic
Baro-Balloon
This invention is a new medical device designed to replace permanent and invasive methods of weight loss. The device itself is a series of balloons used to gradually decrease the space in the stomach to promote weight loss. Unlike current gastric balloon based interventions that are free-floating and meant to only be utilized in the short term, this...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Seda Bourikian
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Diabetes, Metabolism, Endocrinology & Obesity, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic
Methods to use HDACi to Generate Antigen Specific Memory T Cell Responses for Durable Immunotherapy
This invention is a method to induce acquired T-cell differentiation towards the generation of specific memory T-cells for adoptive T-cell transfer treatment. Background: Cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. While these options are heavily studied, favorable outcomes are difficult to attain as complete remission and cure...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Protul Shrikant
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Oncology, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic
Percutaneous Vascular Anastomosis: a Device for Creating a Minimally Invasive Vascular Access
This device consists of an expandable tubular graft that when unsheathed completely creates a branch anastomosis. The device is image guided, minimally invasive, does not require fine suturing, and requires a significantly lower level of procedural training. Background: Hemodialysis replicates kidney functions for those with renal failure, filtering...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Charles Hennemeyer, Adam Gold
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Heart and Vascular, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic
Methods of Training Human Brain and Body to Walk Using Modular Unpowered Exoskeleton
This technology is a non-motorized rehabilitation movement device targeted towards motor-impaired and spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. The device is configured to prevent the back, hip, legs, calves and feet from deviating from normal walking patterns to allow for independent movement and exercise. Ultimately, this technology systematically helps...
Published: 10/12/2022   |   Inventor(s): Hermelinda Bristol
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Devices & Instrumentation, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic
Left Ventricular Trans-Apical Dual Lumen Cannula
This invention is a dual lumen cannula that can be used to act as a bridge to a decision during an urgent surgical situation. This cannula will be inserted into the left ventricle through an apical ring and can pump in blood and suck out blood at the same time. The entirety of this assembly is designed to be empowered by an extracorporeal pump and connected...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Zain Khalpey, Zachary Frankman, Richard Smith, David Bull, Marvin Slepian
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Heart and Vascular, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic
Veress Needle Interface for Tension Pneumothorax Decompression
Inventors at the University of Arizona have designed an interface for the modified Veress needle (mVN) to address the shortcomings of older devices used to treat tension pneumothorax such as traditional Needle Thoracostomy (NT). This interface serves as an attachment that adds additional functionality to the standard Veress needle. Equipped with a manual...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Peter Rhee, Andrew Tang, Kevin Okarski
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Emergency Medicine, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic
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