Fiberoptic Microneedle Device for Convection-Enhanced Thermochemotherapy of Malignant Glioma

C. Rylander
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc., US

Keywords: fiber optics, convection-enhanced, thermochemotherapy

Summary:

Medical device allows for diffuse convection-enhanced delivery of chemotherapy to tumors unreachable by direct surgical intervention. The device employs simultaneous co-delivery of fluid agents and laser energy at multiple infusion points to improve coverage of tumor margins.