2012-004 – What is envisioned is a system of electrochemical and electrical monitoring coupled with directed stimulation to bypass damaged nerve tissue. The combination of information detection, conversion algorithm and programmed stimulation will provide regeneration of the neural commands. Further it is envisioned that a pump can be added to provide neural modular/growth factors to maintain the nerve... Read More
Transpulmonary Induction of Therapeutic Hypothermia (In Collaboration with Minnesota High-Tech Resources LLC)
2010-284 – Therapeutic hypothermia is a widely accepted methodology for mitigating injury to vital organs following ischemic insults. Cellular metabolism decreases with lower temperatures and this reduction in metabolism protects metabolically active organs including the heart and brain during episodes of ischemia and hypoxia. Therapeutic hypothermia is currently practiced in association with a number... Read More
2010-184 – Although anterior cervical fusion is one of the most commonly performed spine procedures in the world, adequate retraction and plate placement remains difficult. A Mayo inventor has created an anterior cervical retractor that minimizes its displacement, prevents tissue creep into the surgical field, does not need to be repositioned in multilevel cases, and eases the application of an... Read More
2009-274 – System for Minimally Invasive Local Drug Delivery Local drug delivery is a useful approach to deliver much higher concentrations of a drug to a target site while minimizing systemic side effects. Drug-eluting polymers can be delivered via local injection to deliver drug over an extended period of time. Current systems for local drug delivery have two long-standing challenges: local injections... Read More
2005-115 – Frequently in medical practice there is a need for devices to access tissues that may be difficult to reach. Examples may include: delivery of therapy in the pericardial space outside of the heart (for pacing, defibrillation, placement of medications, or other therapies or energy forms); delivery of treatment for neoplastic or epileptogenic lesions within the brain; or delivery of therapy to... Read More
2002-072 – Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a biodegradable polymer device for bridging a gap in a severed nerve. This implant functions both as a scaffold to support axon growth across a gap and as a conduit for the controlled local delivery of agents which may promote axon regeneration.
1996-112 – Enable clinicians to selectively cool the brain, independent of core temperature, as a means of cerebral protective therapies.