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X-Ray Assistive Device for Standardizing the Knee Templating Process
TS-054471 — Knee templating is used as part of the pre-operative planning for knee replacement to determine the best fit for an implant. The current assistive devices used to determine fit are unreliable and inaccurate for proper patient fit. A new device is suggested to overcome these limitations.
Over 600,000 knee replacements are performed per year. As part of the pre-operative planning for surgery, x-ray images are taken to determine the proper fit for the implant. Even with the use of a calibration ball, this knee templating procedure remains inaccurate and unreliable for a number of re…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ruegsegger, Mark; Aery, Dylan; Browske, Kimberly; Cantrell, Kaleb "Kaleb"; Reilman, Zach; Thew, Maddie
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Smart Platform for Engineered Electroceutical Dressings (SPEEDs) Enables Better Wound Care
TS-050245 — An integrated platform with multiple sensing modalities to actively orchestrate antimicrobial activity and wound healing.
Wound healing and disinfection for chronic wounds presents significant hurdles within the medical industry. Current state of art is inadequate and adds a significant cost burden to the healthcare system with many health and life-quality challenges for patients. After the formation of an open wound…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Prakash, Shaurya; Heald, Rachel; Mohana Sundaram, Prashanth; Narayanan, Kavya; Stoodley, Paul; Subramaniam, Vishwanath; Vilku, Gurleen; Wilgus, Traci; Wozniak, Daniel
  • Licensing Officer: He, Panqing

Integrally Joined Stainless Steel-NiTi Medical Devices
TS-050057 — A method for manufacturing surgical tools and implants with strong, gapless joints between NiTi (Nitinol) and stainless steel to capitalize on the best properties of both materials.
NiTi (Nitinol) is widely accepted and used for medical devices such as surgical tools and implants due to its biocompatibility and unique thermal-mechanical properties which provide super-elastic or shape memory responses. However, there are currently no commercial solutions for joining of NiTi to…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Panton, Boyd; Dapino, Marcelo; Gingerich, Mark; Headings, Leon; Morris, Jennifer
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Integration of smart materials into surgical tools and medical devices using vaporizing foil actuator technology.
TS-045092 — Shape memory alloys are metals that "remember" their original shape when deformed and can return to their initial shape when heated. These shape memory alloys cannot currently be welded to other alloys, which significantly limits their use. Current state-of-the-art methods of joining sha…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Panton, Boyd; Daehn, Glenn; Vivek, Anupam
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Biomimetic vitreous substitute with ocular drug delivery
TS-044490 — Methods and compositions for an antioxidant releasing hydrogel vitreous substitute
The vitreous humor is a fragile, transparent tissue between the lens and the retina of the eye that maintains the shape of the eye, acts as a shock absorber, and enables nutrient diffusion to ocular tissues. The vitreous also plays a key role in oxygen homeostasis. Over time, the vitreous degrades…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Swindle-Reilly, Katelyn; Reilly, Matthew; Tram, Nguyen "Archie"
  • Licensing Officer: Schworer, Adam

DNA-cage erasable labels for fluorescence-based imaging
TS-043819 — Compositions and methods for analyzing multiple biomarkers without damaging tissue.
Histopathology is a cornerstone of tissue analysis used to diagnose many clinical conditions. Many of these diagnoses are based on identifying the presence of specific biomarkers, which can be indicated by colored labels. Currently, only 1-2 markers can be analyzed per slide, reducing accuracy and…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Winter, Jessica; Jergens, Elizabeth; Lee, Kil Ho "Kilho"
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Sustained Release Microparticles for the Treatment of Ocular Diseases
TS-038312 — A novel, intravitreal microparticle injection capable of controlled-release of protein therapies (including anti-VEGF) for tunable periods of 6-12 months after injection for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in individuals 65 and older and is the third leading cause of blindness worldwide. Wet AMD is characterized by abnormal growth of leaky blood vessels leading to damage to the macula of the retina resulting in vision loss and …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Jiang, Pengfei; Ohr, Matthew; Swindle-Reilly, Katelyn
  • Licensing Officer: Schworer, Adam

Prosthetic Heart Valve With Tri-Leaflet Design For Use In Percutaneous Valve Replacement Procedures
TS-038028 — Transcatheter heart valve (THV) with novel leaflet materials and design profile that results in reduced thrombogenicity, improved durability, and lower manufacturing cost
Heart valve (HV) therapy is the second most common cardiac intervention in the U.S. with transcatheter delivery the dominant surgical approach. Most procedures employ mechanical (MHV) or bioprosthetic (BHV) devices. However, MHVs involve a significant risk of thromboembolism and require lifelong a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Dasi, Lakshmi; Yousefi Koupaei, Atieh
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Non-Contact Method for Accelerating Wound Healing
TS-015075 — Novel non-contact method for healing surface or deep wounds by inducing electric fields by applying time-varying magnetic fields.
The directional movement of biological cells in the presence of an applied electric field is known as galvanotaxis or electrotaxis. The majority of experiments related to galvanotaxis over the past two centuries have involved steady electric fields applied via electrodes placed in contact with a m…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Subramaniam, Vishwanath; Das Ghatak, Piya; Roy, Sashwati; Sen, Chandan; Sequin, Emily; West, Joseph
  • Licensing Officer: He, Panqing

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