Medical Device

The MiRad is a personalized portable radiation detector that is primarily designed to give patients an awareness of how much radiation they are exposed to both during medical imaging, as well as everyday life. The device will be smartphone compatible, and will be able to aggregate their lifetime radiation exposure, ...

The spinal radiation shield is designed to relieve spinal cord compression caused by spinal metastatic disease, as well as allow for higher dose radiotherapy treatments such as brachytherapy and external beam radiation.  Dr. Arthur L. Jenkins, III, Neurosurgeon and Head of ...

The magnetic needle retrieval device is designed to fit through standard laparoscopic, endoscopic or robotic surgery ports to retrieve lost metal surgical needles, clips, foreign bodies, etc. Dr. Michael Palese, Director of Minimally Invasive Urology, and Dr. Daniel Gainsburg, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Urology

The trocar site closure device is designed to rapidly close trocar (port) sites without the need for sutures. Currently, trocar sites of 10mm or higher in adult cases and all trocar sites in pediatric cases require closure to avoid a possible trocar site hernia. Dr. Michael Palese, Director of ...

The genipin-crosslinked fibrin hydrogel (FibGen) is a stiff, biocompatible hydrogel intended to fill tissue defects in load bearing tissue, and this particular formulation has the addition of fibronectin or collagen to enhance cell viability, proliferation and phenotypic characteristics. Dr. James Iatridis ...

Seized, counterfeit goods in the United States in 2012 were estimated to be worth over $1.30 billion. Current marking techniques can be recovered, copied and illegally used to mark counterfeited goods. To control this increasing problem, reliable counterfeit-resistant techniques are required. Scientists Carter Bancroft and Catherine Clelland ...