Caira Surgical, a Medical Technology Startup, Receives Competitive Grant From the National Science Foundation
Caira Surgical, a medical technology company that has recently been awarded a competitive grant from the National Science Foundation, has developed a smart surgical needle to help physicians treat solid tumors. The company’s technology utilizes a fast anatomic landmark registration technique to eliminate line-of-sight interference and reduce the number of invasive surgical instruments.
EnMed faculty collaborated with medical technology startup Caira Surgical
EnMed faculty are collaborating with a medical technology startup to improve the way total joint replacement surgeries are performed. The two companies recently received a $256,000 Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Science Foundation. The technology involves the use of a radar-guided, computer-assisted surgical system to help surgeons perform complex surgeries without invasive hardware. The company hopes to leverage science to address unmet health care needs, and is currently raising seed capital to continue development.
Caira Surgical awarded competitive grant from national science foundati
A medical technology startup led by EnMed faculty has secured a competitive grant from the National Science Foundation to advance its technology for total joint replacement. The grant will fund research and development of a novel radar-guided computer-assisted surgical system. Caira Surgical hopes to leverage science to address unmet health care needs and improve the quality of life for patients.
The technology that will be developed by the company will allow surgeons to view the patient’s condition in real time. The technology is designed to improve the outcome of surgeries by analyzing patient-specific data and minimizing the chance of complications. It will be used in a variety of orthopedic procedures, including hip, shoulder, and spinal applications.
Current Surgical developing smart surgical needle for treatment of solid tumors
Until now, doctors have been using straight hollow needles, or stylets, to place seeds in the desired locations. But current surgical developments are enabling doctors to use a smart surgical needle, which combines advanced shape memory alloy wires with positioning capabilities to bend the needle inside the tissue. This tool will help physicians gain more control over the treatment of solid tumors.
A smart surgical needle is a device that can accurately target and destroy tumors. Its use allows surgeons to guide the needle through the skin directly into a tumor. The needle also has sensors to determine the location of the tumor and heat from the needle is used to destroy the tumor.