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Glow Bright
Small, fluorescent surgical disposables (i.e. needles, sutures, and trocars) have been invented by UT Health SA that fluoresce to aid in visualization of the item. This functionality can be used in the event that the items are lost or unaccounted for during or after a surgical procedure. Background:Losing an instrument during surgery is a rare but...
Published: 9/20/2018   |   Inventor(s): Kinley Beck, Jeong-Hyeon Sohn, Petar Yanev, Joshua Iltis
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Category(s): Clinical Specialty > Opthamology, Medical Devices > Consumables, Medical Devices > Surgical Equipment, Clinical Specialty > Neurology
Advanced Cervical Ripening System (ACRS)
UT Health San Antonio researchers have developed a unique method for advanced cervical ripening which causes the effacement and thinning that occurs in natural child birth. This advanced cervical ripening system is superior to traditional methods because the unique design allows for uniform ripening by adapting to the geometry of each patient, and...
Published: 12/17/2013   |   Inventor(s): Brent Nowak, Leonid Bunegin
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Category(s): Medical Devices > Surgical Equipment, Clinical Specialty > Women's Health
Stent Deploment with Enhanced Delivery of Bio-Active Agents
Researchers at UT Health San Antonio have developed a stent for use in animals, including humans, which includes unprotected and protected regions, each protected regions including a bioactive or biopenetrating agent containing therein where the protected regions are protected by the unprotected regions when the stent is in its undeployed state whi...
Published: 3/4/2013   |   Inventor(s): Marc Feldman, Kyriacos Athanasiou, C. Mauli Agrawal, Steven Bailey
Keywords(s): Biologics, Medical Devices
Category(s): Medical Devices > Implants/Prostheses, Medical Devices > Surgical Equipment, Clinical Specialty > Cardiology
Mediastinal Needle Biopsy
UT Health San Antonio researchers have developed a novel cutting biopsy needle designed to cut and remove intact tissue samples suspected of being cancerous or diseased within a patient through an endoscope or other instrument. This needle will collect cytology and histology samples from the mediastinum with more precision, reliability, and ease-o...
Published: 5/30/2012   |   Inventor(s): Luis Angel
Keywords(s): Medical Devices
Category(s): Medical Devices > Surgical Equipment, Clinical Specialty > Oncology