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Surgical Face Shield

The importance of face shields in preventing the transmission of infectious agents is increasingly well established. Typically, a face shield will include a headband that can be clamped about the head...
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Michael Bentz, Lennon Rodgers, Karl Williamson | P210049US01

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‘Smart’ Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt

Hydrocephalus is a life-threatening condition caused by abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain. Typically it is treated through the surgical placement of a shu...
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Bermans Iskandar, Joshua Medow, Christopher Luzzio, John Webster, Mehdi Shokoueinejad Maragheh, Fa Wang, Xuan Zhang | P170214US01

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Minimally Invasive Microwave Ablation Antennas

Microwave ablation is a minimally invasive method for treating cancer, especially solid tumors. The method uses an interstitial antenna that heats tissue with microwave energy. These antennas require...
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Nader Behdad, Susan Hagness, Hung Luyen | P140132US01

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Growth Factor Regulation in Blood Products for Improved Wound Healing

Growth factor regulation is a key function of the extracellular matrix and critical for proper blood vessel growth and maturation during wound healing. In particular, blood vessel sprouting is essenti...
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William Murphy, David Belair, Ngoc Nhi Le, Michael Toepke, Nicholas Impellitteri, Connie Chamberlain | P160179US01

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Digital Otoscope for Optimal Access, Visualization

An otoscope is a classic handheld medical device that allows doctors to look into the ear canal and tympanic membrane (eardrum). It is used to diagnose ear infections, membrane ruptures and foreign ob...
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James Berbee, Gregory Rebella, Azita Hamedani | P150259US01

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Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion

An estimated eight out of 10 people will be affected by a spine condition during their lifetime, making treatment options like spinal fusion surgery imperative. Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure i...
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Nathaniel Brooks, Meghan Anderson, Hannah Meyer, Hannah Pezzi, Amy Slawson, Andrea Schuster | P140303US01

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Foot Harness for Patients Relearning to Walk

Walking impairment can be caused by many factors such as aging, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and other conditions that disrupt balance and posture. Stroke, for example, is the leading cause...
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Kreg Gruben, Wendy Boehm | P150292US01

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Improved Neuron Electrode Array Uses Graphene

During electrocorticography (ECoG), electrodes are placed directly on the exposed surface of the brain or spinal cord to record electrical signals. The practice is used to conduct neuroscience researc...
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Zhenqiang Ma, Justin Williams, Dong-Wook Park, Amelia Schendel, Solomon Mikael | P140254US01

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Biomarkers for Detecting Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, causing more than 27,000 deaths every year. An estimated one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. ...
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David Jarrard, Bing Yang | P130258US03

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Monitoring Tumor Ablation in Real Time

As an alternative to surgery, thermal ablation is a method of treating tumors of the liver, kidney, lung and other body parts. In the process, a slender antenna or probe is inserted through the skin t...
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Christopher Brace, Peng Wang | P130294US01

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