Navigation Links
Researchers to develop ultra-miniature implantable sensors to measure blood flow

Physicians and surgeons will someday monitor a patient's blood flow, blood pressure and temperature with tiny, implanted devices, thanks to research being conducted by a Cornell University professor and an Ithaca-area high-tech firm.

This new technology is being developed by Edwin Kan, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell, and Transonic Systems of Ithaca. Kan performed much of his research for these devices at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility. Earlier this month, Kan's research received a boost in the form of a $255,000 grant from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR).

NYSTAR grants help academic research institutions and businesses move high-tech innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. Transonic Systems ?itself a highly successful spin-off of the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine ?is contributing significant staff time and funds to this research effort.

"The product is aimed to enhance today's patient monitoring tools," Kan explained. "Future surgical monitoring equipment could consist of microscopic implants or sensor systems integrated with present tools."

Kan noted that these miniature sensors can be as small as 100 microns in length by 100 microns in width, and with development, these sizes could shrink to several microns. To give that size some perspective, the average human hair ranges from 40 microns to 120 microns in diameter. The advantage of such tiny, implanted sensors is that they can provide separate readings for particular organs in a patient. They also can be unobtrusively implanted in patients who require constant physiological monitoring.

Transonic Systems already produces miniature devices for measuring blood flow in physiology and pharmacology studies. According to Transonic project engineer Bruce McKee, "Dr. Kan's technology could create even smaller patient monitoring sensors that simulta
'"/>

Source:Cornell University News Service


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Researchers discover way to make cells in the eye sensitive to light
2. Researchers find how protein allows insects to detect and respond to pheromones
3. Researchers Uncover Key Step In Manufacture of Memory Protein
4. Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon
5. Researchers identify target for cancer drugs
6. Researchers discover molecule that causes secondary stroke
7. Researchers find missing genes of ancient organism
8. Researchers trace evolution to relatively simple genetic changes
9. Researchers add new tool to tumor-treatment arsenal
10. UF Researchers Map Bacterial Proteins That Cause Tooth Loss
11. VCU Researchers Identify Networks Of Genes Responding To Alcohol In The Brain
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/17/2014)... Press journal Current Biology on April 17 ... lives. The Brazilian insects, which represent four distinct but ... the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia. ... several different animals, Neotrogla is the only ... says Kazunori Yoshizawa from Hokkaido University in Japan. , ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Pine forests are chock full of wild animals and ... populations of fungi are churning away in the soil, ... , Despite the vital role these fungi play in ... A Stanford-led team of scientists has generated a genetic ... North America. The work was published this week in ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... domestication derive from Charles Darwin, whose ideas in ... during the 19th century, a period when landowners ... is from Darwin that we inherit the ideas ... wild species and total human control over breeding ... this industrial setting has been applied too broadly ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):In sex-reversed cave insects, females have the penises 2Stanford biologists help solve fungal mysteries 2Stanford biologists help solve fungal mysteries 3The story of animal domestication retold 2The story of animal domestication retold 3The story of animal domestication retold 4
... L. Weber argues that China,s new title as the ... due to consumption of Chinese goods in the West. ... in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, there is ... caused by smoke and smog from coal-fired plants that ...
... scientists will receive EMBO Installation Grants, assisting them to ... two scientists will receive funding in 2008 similar to ... European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) introduced the scheme in ... aim to strengthen science in selected member states of ...
... 2008) -- In a first, scientists from Weill Cornell ... the specifics of how brain cells process antidepressant drugs, ... in the development of more targeted medication therapies for ... area of addiction. Their breakthrough research, featured as ...
Cached Biology News:Carnegie Mellon Researcher says China's export trade impacts climate 2Scientists in Hungary and Portugal get research boost 2N.Y. research team discovers how antidepressants and cocaine interact with brain cell targets 2N.Y. research team discovers how antidepressants and cocaine interact with brain cell targets 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... SAN DIEGO and BETHESDA, Md. ... they are joining together with two institutes from the ... more reliable tools for bringing safer, more effective treatments ... with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... WESTBOROUGH, Mass. , Jan. 14, 2014  RXi ... on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing ... announced that it received the Notice of Allowance ... on its unique self-delivering RNAi compounds (sd-rxRNA®), for ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Cardiff, UK (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 ... leader with more than 20 years in the industry, ... and photonics . Hainsey will serve as the society’s ... have Dr. Hainsey join SPIE as our Technology Strategist, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 Independent publisher Bitingduck Press, with ... Canada, has big ideas for 2014 in production and ... are to produce high-quality, low-cost, DRM-free ebooks and to ... , The first major development will be bookstore ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Receives US Notice of Allowance for a Key Patent Relating to its Self-Delivering Technology with sd-rxRNAs targeting CTGF, including RXI-109, for the Treatment of Fibrotic Disorders 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Receives US Notice of Allowance for a Key Patent Relating to its Self-Delivering Technology with sd-rxRNAs targeting CTGF, including RXI-109, for the Treatment of Fibrotic Disorders 3Photonics R&D Leader Bob Hainsey Joins SPIE Technical Staff 2Bitingduck Press Looks Forward to 2014 With Multimedia E-books 2
... KONG, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Obio Pharmaceutical ... growth ticket to the,international pharmaceutical arena. With ... up by strong international investors including Yangtze,Ventures ... Tai Sang Land Properties,Limited, Yu Hwa Chinese ...
... 18 PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: ... development services to innovative pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and ... new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil to further enhance ... support in Latin America since 2002 with a network ...
... Feb. 18 Senesco Technologies, Inc. ("Senesco" or ... for the three months ended December 31, 2008. Net loss ... $1,624,341, or $0.09 per share, compared with a net loss ... period ended December 31, 2007. This increase in net ...
Cached Biology Technology:Obio Pharmaceutical Announces Product Growth Strategy 2Obio Pharmaceutical Announces Product Growth Strategy 3PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. Expands Latin America Operations with Opening of Brazil Office 2PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. Expands Latin America Operations with Opening of Brazil Office 3PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. Expands Latin America Operations with Opening of Brazil Office 4PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. Expands Latin America Operations with Opening of Brazil Office 5Senesco Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 2Senesco Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 3Senesco Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 4Senesco Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 5Senesco Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 6Senesco Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 7
... Direct In Situ Apoptosis Detection ... situ by the direct TUNEL ... tagged with a directly labeled ... fluorescence staining for 40 samples ...
... Kit is a two color staining ... cellular DNA to detect apoptotic cells by ... instructions and reagents required for measuring apoptosis ... cells for assessing reagent performance; washing, reaction, ...
The stirbar is used in the buffer tank of the Trans-Blot Plus cell to maintain uniform conductivity and temperature during electrophoretic transfer. Dimensions are 3.5 x 0.5 in....
... is the latest entry in the Biomek line. ... and increased robustness, it can meet the needs ... configured with either one or two pipetting pods. ... sets the standard for flexible laboratory solutions to ...
Biology Products: