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Herramienta de detección y autoexamen de tumores de mama

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOUK20160219001
Publicado:
22/02/2016
Caducidad:
22/02/2017
Resumen:
Una pyme escocesa con amplia experiencia en dispositivos médicos ha desarrollado y obtenido la patente de una herramienta de detección y autoexamen de tumores de mama no invasiva y cómoda para el paciente. La herramienta permite al usuario detectar cambios en la mama en fase temprana y buscar asesoramiento de su médico. La versión doméstica para uso en el hogar se ha diseñado específicamente como ayuda para la sensibilización del cáncer de mama y el autoexamen regular de las mamas. La empresa busca socios industriales con el fin de establecer acuerdos de investigación, licencia y fabricación.

Details

Tittle:
Scottish SME has developed a patented self-scanning breast tumour detection tool
Summary:
A Scottish SME with a track record in medical device development has developed and patented a self-checking non-invasive, patient friendly breast tumour detection tool. The company is looking for industrial partners for research co-operation, licensing and manufacturing of the technology developed for the detection tool.
Description:
A Scottish SME has developed and patented a self-checking non-invasive, patient friendly breast tumour detection tool.
Having successfully licensed the original checker and launched commercially the company have sought to improve the technology further and are raising funds to manufacture a new version of the tool. Development is underway on a clinical version of the product combining light and using the doppler ultrasound method to interrogate a breast lump for presence of angiogenesis or neovascularisation. The presence of a life-threatening cancer requires development of a new blood supply to deliver oxygen and nutrients to facilitate rapid tumour growth. The company is looking for industrial partners for research co-operation, licensing and manufacturing of the technology developed for the detection tool.
Advantages and Innovations:
The tool aims to allow the user to spot changes in the breast at an early stage and in such instances to seek advice from there own doctor. The domestic version is for home use and is specifically designed as an aid to breast awareness or to regular breast self-examination.

Light is transmitted through the breast tissues and in a preferably fully darkened room ( such as a bedroom at night) the user observes brightness variations on the superior surface of the breast. Typically the tool is used once a month. Serial examinations using the handheld, battery powered unit, should show no changes from one month to the next*. A normal image does show superficial blood vessels as well as the nipple and areola dark against a mainly red background and this is normal
The motivation for the work is to provide women with a safe, easy to use device to check their breasts for any changes which indicates the need to get a medical opinion. About 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their life time.
The company is looking for partners for research co-operation,licensing and manufacturing of the technology developed for the detection tool. They are also interested in discovering other applications for the tool.
Stage of Development:
Prototype available for demonstration
IPs:
Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
The patents are listed below and they also hold a number of design rights.
United Kingdom Patent Office GB 2375672 B
German Patent Office EP1253856
United Kingdom Patent Office EP1253856
French Patent Office EP1253856
European Patent Office EPO5741888.1 (ex PCT/GB2005/001777)
United Kingdom Patent Office (IPO) P3032EPGB
French Patent Office P3032EPFR
German Patent Office (IPO) P3032EPDE

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The company is looking for industrial partners in the medical device sector for research co-operation, licensing and manufacturing of the technology developed.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
01002003 Electronic engineering
06005002 Sensores y productos inalámbricos
06001013 Tecnología médica / ingeniería biomédica