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Spine Secure’s Non-Invasive Halo

Spine Secure’s Non-Invasive Halo

Unmet Need Globally, over 15 million people are living with spinal cord injury as of 2021. Based on data from 2019, 0.9 million new cases emerged in a year. While most cases are due to…

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Optically transparent model kidney for surgical simulation

Optically transparent model kidney for surgical simulation

Unmet Need Surgical simulation is an important step in medical training. It is particularly critical for training in the urological field, which had 144 residency programs in 2023. Lithotripsy, a surgical procedure to treat kidney…

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Pulsating ventilation through a single port

Pulsating ventilation through a single port

Unmet Need Ventilation is a necessity in any enclosed space that requires high air quality and sufficient air flow. Whether for larger spaces, such as buildings, or smaller spaces, such as airplanes, air ventilation provides…

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A steerable and adjustable shock wave generator for kidney stone treatment

A steerable and adjustable shock wave generator for kidney stone treatment

Unmet Need Lithotripsy is a non-invasive procedure used to break down kidney stones too big to pass through the urethra. This relies on electromagnetic or electrohydraulic waves passed from a tabletop machine through a patient’s…

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A microscopy method for acquiring polarization-sensitive phase information in 3D

A microscopy method for acquiring polarization-sensitive phase information in 3D

Unmet Need The majority of biological research and clinical diagnostics has involved the use of optical imaging systems for transparent specimens that rely on scalar properties like phase contrast. These systems have proved useful for…

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Multiscale coherence imaging for assessing epithelial tissue health in precancerous detection

Multiscale coherence imaging for assessing epithelial tissue health in precancerous detection

Unmet Need Epithelial cells act as the body’s first line of defense against foreign elements and are constantly being replaced by newly grown cells. Due in part to these factors, 90% of all cancers originate…

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Long extra-corporeal arterial sheaths and catheters for coronary angiography and intervention

Long extra-corporeal arterial sheaths and catheters for coronary angiography and intervention

Value Proposition Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) such as angioplasty and angiography can be performed for therapeutic as well as diagnostic reasons. Over 20 million angiography and 10 million angioplasty procedures are projected to be performed…

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A drug-infused hydrogel implant for glaucoma drainage devices

A drug-infused hydrogel implant for glaucoma drainage devices

Unmet Need Glaucoma is an ocular disease involving heightened eye pressure most commonly leading to blindness, affecting roughly 3 million Americans. Current treatments include anti-steroidal or anti-inflammatory drugs to remove excess ocular fluid or decrease…

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WireCleat – Fully safe Seldinger Technique device for prevention of guide wire retention

WireCleat – Fully safe Seldinger Technique device for prevention of guide wire retention

Unmet Need Catheters are widely used in many medical disciplines as a means of gaining easy access to internal body cavities like blood vessels or hollow organs. The Seldinger technique is a common method for…

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A smartphone-based detector for mobile health applications

A smartphone-based detector for mobile health applications

Unmet Need It is estimated that there are over 6 billion smartphone users worldwide, which translates to almost 83% of the world’s population. Due to their widespread use, smartphones present a golden opportunity to redefine…

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Efficient scan patterns for scanning laser microscopy systems

Efficient scan patterns for scanning laser microscopy systems

Unmet Need Scanning imaging systems, such as confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (cSLO), hold great promise in the clinic to diagnose a variety of retinal disease like diabetic retinopathy. These systems are particularly promising for applications…

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Feature-Guided Image Fusion of Intrasurgical Optical Coherence Tomography and Digital Surgical Microscopy

Feature-Guided Image Fusion of Intrasurgical Optical Coherence Tomography and Digital Surgical Microscopy

Unmet Need Eye surgery is a high-impact intervention necessary to preserve the sight of thousands of patients, with retinal detachment surgeries alone constituting approximately 28,000 cases per year in the United States alone. Microscope-integrated optical…

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