Keywords: Device, cardiovascular diseases, embolization, endovascular, drug delivery, imaging, monitoring, drug elution
Background: The NIH Clinical Center seeking interest from commercial entities interested in collaborative research to further co-develop a system for delivering embolic materials endovascularly to patients. The system includes a smart catheter that provides quantitative feedback to a physician during embolotherapy. This includes a detecting portion for measuring flow velocity (e.g., Doppler tip), amount of reflux, and amount of embolic particles (e.g., embolization beads) delivered by the catheter. A graphical user interface displays the measured information in real-time.
Patent Status: U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/486,722 filed 16 May 2011
Ken Rose, Ph.D.
Technology Transfer Specialist
NCI Technology Transfer Center, Marketing Group
Please reference abstract # E-184-2011
Last updated: 7/20/2011