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Device for minimally invasive spinal surgery: a bioresorbable clip and applicator to replace traditional sutures.

Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Device for minimally invasive spinal surgery, especially closures of the dura (covering of spine and brain comprising a bioresorbable clip and applicator to replace traditional sutures.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Closure of the dura by traditional suturing is a tedious and time consuming process, becoming more difficult with advancements in minimally invasive procedures. Bioresorbable, radiolucent clips applied with a specialized applicator provide a watertight closure saving at least 10 minutes of surgeon time and cost to the patient.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 811

Website: www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/techtransfer

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: This project was supported by Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), grant number (UL1TR000128) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). March 2013 – March 2014.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Development / License Partners