Innovations Spotlight

New Center for Therapeutics Discovery Announced

05/01/2018

New Center for Therapeutics Discovery Announced

Cleveland Clinic has announced the formation of its new Center for Therapeutics Discovery, led by medicinal chemist Shaun Stauffer, PhD. The goal of the new center is to bridge the gap between translational research and clinical drug trials, which will accelerate discoveries to advance clinical care.


Online Care Is Well-Suited for Pain Management Patients

04/24/2018

Online Care Is Well-Suited for Pain Management Patients

Using telehealth to provide care is No. 5 on Cleveland Clinic’s list of the top 10 medical innovations for 2018, and with good reason: the service is booming, with 7 million patients nationwide expected to use telehealth in 2018. Distance Health is part of an initiative to transform Cleveland Clinic for the future.


How a 3-D-Printed Replica Confirmed Feasibility of an Extracardiac Fontan

04/18/2018

How a 3-D-Printed Replica Confirmed Feasibility of an Extracardiac Fontan

The 2017 Medical Innovation Summit featured a panel called, Made-to-Order Surgery: How 3D Printing is Revolutionizing the Operating Room. This panel had experts discussing how they can use 3D printing to print organ models and precisely plan procedures. In this article, Dr. Hani Najm discusses how he uses this technology.


Inventor Story: What Drives Gail Cresci, PhD

04/16/2018

Inventor Story: What Drives Gail Cresci, PhD

Hear from Gail Cresci, PhD, from the Lerner Research Institute, as she explains what motivates her to be an innovator.


Inventor Story: Gail Cresci, PhD

04/12/2018

Inventor Story: Gail Cresci, PhD

Hear from Gail Cresci, PhD, from the Lerner Research Institute, as she explains her research on probiotics and the gut microbiome.


Cooling Cap Helps Mom Go Through Chemotherapy Without Losing Hair

04/11/2018

Cooling Cap Helps Mom Go Through Chemotherapy Without Losing Hair

Once a week, for 12 weeks, Jennifer Buckland would pull a hockey-like helmet over her strawberry-blonde hair, and tighten the chin strap. Only then, would her chemotherapy treatment for Stage 1 breast cancer begin at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center.


Bionic Prosthetic Arm Restores Sensation for Marine Veteran

04/10/2018

Bionic Prosthetic Arm Restores Sensation for Marine Veteran

Gently holding a full water bottle with her left hand, 37-year-old Claudia Mitchell deftly unscrews the cap and takes a drink. While this is an everyday task that many might take for granted, for Claudia – a U.S. Marine veteran who lost her left arm at the shoulder in a 2004 motorcycle accident – it’s monumental. 


Harnessing the Power of Light to Kill Surface Pathogens

04/05/2018

Harnessing the Power of Light to Kill Surface Pathogens

A new study led by Vijay Krishna, PhD, Lerner Research Institute Department of Biomedical Engineering, offers an innovative, feasible and cost- and labor-efficient solution to a problem that challenges many healthcare systems: hospital-acquired infections. The researchers show that a chemical compound, when exposed to visible light, can effectively degrade organic surface contaminants.


Information-Guided Neurological Care Is at Hand

04/03/2018

Information-Guided Neurological Care Is at Hand

Neurological and neurosurgical care in 2018 has expanded dramatically beyond the neurological examination and core operative procedures that formed the bedrock of practice in our disciplines. As contemporary care evolves, the importance of data that is highly personalized for each individual patient with a neurological condition becomes ever more apparent.


SmartGoggles Allow Direct Visualization of Fluorescence in Sentinel Node Biopsies

03/28/2018

SmartGoggles Allow Direct Visualization of Fluorescence in Sentinel Node Biopsies

Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are investigating the use of newly developed prototype goggles to perform sentinel node biopsies in women with breast cancer. SmartGoggles is a real-time fluorescent imaging and display system that captures the disease in 3-D and presents it to the surgeon. 


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