Available technologies

Pneumatically Attachable Flexible (PAF) Rails for Laparoscopic Surgery

A novel multi-purpose surgical technology for intra-operative organ imaging and safe organ manipulation.
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Drug Delivery System for Crossing the Blood Brain or Blood Retinal Barrier (UDDS)

The blood retinal barrier (BRB), and the blood brain barrier (BBB), represent a significant impediment to drug delivery to the eye and the brain, respectively. This lack of drug penetration has resulted in diseases, such as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Alzheimer's Disease and Stroke being extremely difficult to address.

Although therapies to eye disease such as AMD already exist, they are delivered by intraocular injections with high risk of side effects related to the administration, the most significant being retinal detachment. The current challenge is to develop drug-delivery systems that ensure transitions across these barriers in a safe and effective manner.
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Smart Target Image-Guided Diagnosis and Treatment of Localised Prostate Cancer

SmartTarget is a technology developed in UCL's Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) that enables image-directed tumour targeting during minimally invasive biopsy and therapy procedures for prostate cancer patients.
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Magnetic Microbubbles

Magnetic microbubbles can be injected into the blood stream and may be directed to a specific body location by the application of an external magnetic field. They enhance ultrasound images, and can be used to deliver, and promote uptake of, cargo molecules such as drugs, antibodies or DNA. They thus have many potential applications in clinical settings, as well as in both basic and medical research.
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Delivery Device for Percutaneous Heart Valve

Delivery and recapture system and method for transcatheter prosthetic devices.
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Novel Percutaneous Heart Valve

A novel design of artificial aortic valve for transcatheter implantation.
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Self-Disinfecting Computer Keyboard

Ambient lighting conditions activate a proprietary keyboard surface resulting in disinfection. These keyboards can be used in healthcare facilities to help prevent the spread of healthcare acquired infections (HCAIs).
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Superior X-Ray Imaging for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Professor Robert Speller and his team at University College London have developed a novel phase contrast x-ray technology with the potential for improved image quality and enhanced diagnostic potential when applied to mammography. This technology will provide earlier more accurate detection of breast cancers when compared to current clinical practices.
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Dry Eye Diagnosis and Monitoring Software

Clinicians at Moorfields Eye Hospital, the leading provider of eye health services in Europe have developed software which is able to quantify dry eye in a patient. The software quantifies the number, distribution and size of fluorescein staining allowing screening, diagnosis and monitoring of the dry eye and other eye diseases.
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Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer Disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disorder affecting half of all the people above 80 years of age. The available diagnostic methods are expensive and are not available to all patients. An easily detectable biomarker that could be used for diagnosis and monitoring of AD is needed. Researchers at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology demonstrated that measuring drusen deposits in the periphery of the eye can be used as diagnostic method for AD.
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