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Improved Fine Needle Aspiration Device

Cytology procedures are currently tedious to perform. The precision of the procedures can definitely be improved on and there are instances when multiple persons are necessary. This needle aspiration device will look to improve on these aspects of the procedure while also limiting number of damaged cells and improving patient comfort.

Researchers at the University of Missouri have worked to create novel device that can be used to sample biological cells.

POTENTIAL AREAS OF APPLICATIONS:
-Cytology applications of sampling biological cells from a mass
-Ease in specific medical procedures

MAIN ADVANTAGES OF INVENTION:
-Improve ease of sample collection without harming the mass being inspected
-Improve control of clinicians with one-hand design

STATE OF DEVELOPMENT:
-Initial planning stages completed
-Written description completed

FURTHER R&D REQUIRED
-Further testing is needed to determine improved design
-Decide between vacuum or pipette technology

Additional Details

Owner

University of Missouri

Intellectual Property Protection

Pending Patent



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