Use of new technology to measure circulating tumor cells as a predictor of success of chemotherapy.
Warm organ perfusion device to preserve organs for transplantation during transplant.
Use of a diaphragm (phrenic nerve) stimulator to enable paralyzed patients to breath without the assistance of a mechanical ventilator.
Improvements in multi-spectral image analysis to assess multiple protein pathway configuration in a single sample/cell.
Use of a special clip to percutaneously repair mitral valve regurgitation (MVR).
Use of new strategies for creating vaccines for avian flu, including genetically-engineered virus-like particles (VLPs) as the basis for vaccines.
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopy (NOTES) for nephrectomy, cystectomy, prostatectomy, colon resection, and other applications.
Integration of diffusion tensor imaging (tractography) with surgical navigation of the brain to minimize damage to fiber tracts during brain surgery.
Doppler-guided non-invasive transvaginal uterine artery occlusion for treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids.
Use of a common exchange standard among participants to enable access through the Internet regardless of provider source.