Innovations

MK Airway: Innovating for Difficult Airways

08/13/2020

MK Airway: Innovating for Difficult Airways

After treating a particularly difficult patient, Donn Marciniak, MD, a cardiac anesthesiologist with interest in complex airway management, realized the idea for a superior intubation technology. Taking the best parts of pre-existing airway management devices, Dr. Marciniak pieced together an intubating airway prototype at his kitchen table with co-inventor and fellow cardiac anesthesiologist, Erik Kraenzler, MD. This prototype would go on to become the MK Airway, manufactured by P3 Medical. 


NanoDCB: Nanotechnology Makes Its Play

08/13/2020

NanoDCB: Nanotechnology Makes Its Play

Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular scale to create materials with remarkably varied and new properties, holds many crucial medical and medical device applications. Its ability to deliver drugs in a targeted, sustained manner has made the field a topic of exploration for biomedical engineers like Vinod Labhasetwar, PhD.


ACWA: Attention to Detail in Cardiac Care

08/13/2020

ACWA: Attention to Detail in Cardiac Care

Often people believe inventors sit around waiting for good ideas to come to them, but the best ideas come naturally to those for whom innovation runs deep. This sentiment is certainly true for cardiologist Dan Cantillon, MD, whose innovative spirit was passed to him from his grandfather. In pursuing his dream to become a doctor, Dr. Cantillon wears this inventive trait on his sleeve.


UroMonitor: A Success 20+ Years in the Making

08/13/2020

UroMonitor: A Success 20+ Years in the Making

Since her time as a biomedical engineering undergraduate student, Margot Damaser, PhD, has held a research interest in bladder control and urodynamics. So much so, that after post-graduate school and an early career at Loyola University, she is still working in the field.


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