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Tunable Luminescent Organic Salts for Enhanced Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy

Executive Summary:Theranostic nanomedicine, the medical application of nanobiotechnology, is an emerging area of cancer research. These nanosystems are capable of diagnosing, curing, or preventing diseases. One example of theranostic nanomedicine is photodynamic therapy which uses photosensitizing agents with light to kill cancer cells. However, a major...

Surgical Device to Measure the Softness/Hardness of the Pancreas

Executive SummaryA common problem for pancreatic surgeons is the prevention of pancreatic leaks in the post-operation phase of pancreatic surgery. Pancreatic leaks can cause serious health problems for the patients and are sometimes fatal. Researchers at MSU are addressing this problem using the state of the art technology and engineering.Description...
Published: 1/24/2018   |   Inventor(s): Srinivas Kavuturu, Ranjan Mukherjee
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Veterinary

Surgical system for minimally invasive repair of sacro-iliac luxations/fractures in dogs and cats

Executive SummaryInjuries to the pelvises of cats and dogs often result in damage to the Sacro-iliac or SI joint. Traditionally, SI joint damage is repaired using an invasive operation, increasing morbidity for the patient as well as high levels of radiation exposure for the surgical team. Recently, there has been increased interest in the utilization...
Published: 8/14/2017   |   Inventor(s): Loic Dejardin
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Veterinary

Device for removal of metal particles during surgical burring

Executive SummarySurgical implants, such as screws, often must be removed from a patient via the process known as surgical burring. Surgical burring releases small metal particles into the patient’s body, potentially causing joint pain. Surgical burring also generates heat, which can cause soft tissues damage. Currently, copious saline solution...
Published: 5/17/2017   |   Inventor(s): Kyle Snowdon, Loic Dejardin
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Veterinary