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Gift Aids Professor's Research into Vein Treatment
Date:12/1/2008

A gift from a California company aided in the research of vein treatment methods led by Dr. Sinjae Hyun, associate professor of biomedical engineering. Hyun used the equipment to develop a new medical device, which he will present this summer to his research collaborators and the company.

Macon, GA (PRWEB) December 1, 2008-- A gift from a California company aided in the research of vein treatment methods led by Dr. Sinjae Hyun, associate professor of biomedical engineering. Hyun used the equipment to develop a new medical device, which he will present this summer to his research collaborators and the company.

This spring, VNUS Medical Technologies Inc. gave Mercer and Hyun three radiofrequency generators and a number of the ClosureFAST™ Catheter, a disposable endovenous device used in the treatment of venous reflux, the major underlying cause of varicose veins. The gift amounted to more than $97,000 and allowed Hyun, with several students, to develop a new automatic retraction system for the catheters. The equipment was first used this spring by a group of Hyun's students for their senior design project. As part of the project, the three students developed a piece of equipment to mechanically withdraw the catheter that perfo
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