Resorbable Orthopaedic Implant Technology Available for Licensing

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

A nontoxic magnesium alloy suitable for the fabrication of resorbable implants that stabilise fractures and promote new bone growth is available for commercialisation from the University of Florida in the United States. The magnesium alloy contains calcium and strontium, enabling implants made from the material not only to mimic natural ...

New Alogorithm Accelerates Medical Imaging–Based Diagnostics

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

An algorithm for processing three-dimensional images used in many types of medical diagnosis is available for licensing. The technology developed by researchers at the University of Florida in the United States to estimate the volume of tumours, organs and similar objects imaged by 3-D scans reportedly reduces the ...

Mechanical Arm for Catheter Placement Available for Licensing

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

The University of Florida is seeking companies interested in licensing a novel mechanical arm designed to assist with neonatal umbilical vessel catheter placement. Placement of catheters into the umbilical artery and vein—umbilical arterial catheters (UAC) and umbilical venous catheters (UVC), respectively—has become routine in caring for ill premature and full-term ...

New Sensor Could Help Treat Diabetes and Other Diseases

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

[caption id="attachment_11760" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Chemical engineering graduate student Byung Hwan Chu displays a new sensor that could enable diabetics to measure glucose levels in their breath, replacing the finger prick method in wide use today. Image courtesy of University of Florida."][/caption] A tiny new sensor could provide inexpensive diagnosis and treatment ...

Novel Suction Endoscope for the Small Intestine

Monday, September 21st, 2009

According to the US National Cancer Institute, thousands of people suffer from small intestine disorders and many of those cases result in death. The key to reducing these statistics is early detection. Gastrointestinal bleeding is another common life-threatening ailment that may arise for the small intestine. The upper gastrointestinal tract ...

Eliminating the Need to Tie Knots

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Surgeons find knot tying difficult and frustrating, especially in the growing field of minimally invasive surgery, which requires extremely small instruments. Knots also concentrate tension in one area, which can further damage the tissue they are supposed to repair. Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a new fastener ...