UV-light enabled catheter fixes heart defects without surgery

The newly designed catheter device utilizes UV light technology and can be used to place the patch in a beating heart without open heart surgery. Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Karp Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have jointly designed a specialized catheter for fixing holes in the heart using a biodegradable adhesive ...
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OncoSec’s novel intratumoral therapies

OncoSec Medical Incorporated ("OncoSec") has designed "smart" catheter-based devices to perform minimally invasive intratumoral immunotherapy. The new catheter-based electrodes are designed to be compatible with standard medical instruments which can access deep visceral tumors and are capable of treating the tumor. These all-in-one devices have the ability to inject a DNA-based agent while deploying electrodes to perform electroporation in a single procedure. They have an adjustable ne...
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