Top 10 for 2010

#1 Bone Conduction of Sound For Single-Sided Deafness

#1 Bone Conduction of Sound For Single-Sided Deafness

A new non-surgical, removable hearing and communication device designed to imperceptibly transmit sound via the teeth to help people with single-sided deafness.


#2 Low-Volume, Low-Pressure Tracheal Tube Cuff To Reduce Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

#2 Low-Volume, Low-Pressure Tracheal Tube Cuff To Reduce Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

A device that dramatically reduces the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia and death in the hospital ICU by providing continuous effective airway seals.


#3 Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Devices

#3 Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Devices

Tiny 3-ounce devices surgically attached alongside the heart that quietly and effectively take over the pumping ability of the heart.


#4 Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants

#4 Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants

Predictable and well-tolerated alternatives to the oral anticoagulant warfarin that provide a more convenient-and safe-way for patients to dose themselves and prevent blood-clot formation.


#5 Fertility Preservation Through Oocyte Cryopreservation

#5 Fertility Preservation Through Oocyte Cryopreservation

A rapidly-improving technology that allows eggs of a healthy woman to be safely frozen and stored, ready to be thawed and fertilized at a later date.


#6 Forced Exercise To Improve Motor Function in Patient

#6 Forced Exercise To Improve Motor Function in Patient's With Parkinson's

Pedaling at 90 RPMs on a tandem bike to dramatically improve motor functioning of patients with Parkinson's disease.


#7 Outpatient Diagnosis of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

#7 Outpatient Diagnosis of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

Self-contained, reliable, at-home sleep-monitoring devices for screening, diagnosing, and treatment assessment of sleep-related breathing disorders.


#8 Oral Thrombopoeitin (TPO) Receptor Agonist That Stimulates Platelet Production

#8 Oral Thrombopoeitin (TPO) Receptor Agonist That Stimulates Platelet Production

A recently approved drug that stimulates production of cells in bone marrow that form platelet cells in the blood.


#9 Devices for Occluding Left Atrial Appendage to Reduce Stroke Risk

#9 Devices for Occluding Left Atrial Appendage to Reduce Stroke Risk

Device alternatives to long-term warfarin use that can prevent clots from developing in patients with atrial fibrillation.


#10 Whole-Slide Imaging for Management of Digital Data In Pathology

#10 Whole-Slide Imaging for Management of Digital Data In Pathology

A technology for creating digital pathology slides with excellent image quality that can be viewed, stored, streamed over the Internet, and analyzed on a computer.


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