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Sistema y dispositivo para posicionamiento de agujas médicas en técnicas de oncología radioterápica

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOES20191010001
Publicado:
16/10/2019
Caducidad:
16/10/2020
Resumen:
Un instituto español de investigaciones médicas ha desarrollado un sistema y dispositivo de posicionamiento de agujas médicas en tejidos corporales con un control preciso de la posición y de la profundidad de penetración. Este sistema y dispositivo se aplican especialmente en braquiterapia y diferentes fuentes radiactivas en varios tejidos: tejido mamario, tejido de la próstata, etc. El instituto de investigación busca compañías interesadas en comercializar esta tecnología de oncología radioterápica o en establecer un acuerdo de cooperación en materia de investigación para su desarrollo.

Details

Tittle:
System and device for positioning medical needles in radiation oncology techniques
Summary:
A Spanish healthcare research institute has developed a system and device for positioning medical needles into body tissue with accurate control of both position and penetration depth. They are particularly applicable for use in brachytherapy and different radioactive sources into various different tissues.The institute would like to talk to companies interested in commercializing this radiation oncology technique, or in a research cooperation agreement to develop it.
Description:
A Spanish healthcare research institute has developed a system for inserting needles into a body controlling the position and penetration depth in radiation oncology technics. The device and system are particularly applicable for use in brachytherapy and different radioactive sources into various different tissues, such as breast tissue, prostate tissue and others

The present technology is available to license. The research institute would like to talk to companies interested in commercializing this radiation oncology technic or in a research cooperation agreement to develop it.

Cancer is often treated with a combination of therapies. One of these therapies is radiation therapy (radiotherapy).
Brachytherapy is a form of radiotherapy where a sealed radiation source is placed in the body-animal body in general at or next to the area requiring treatment. The radioactive source is placed using catheters or hollow needles, which are inserted within the body towards the target location.

In order to insert needles within the body across the skin, template devices are conventionally used. Brachytherapy template devices typically include fixation means, such as a frame or one or more attachments, and a needle guiding component for guiding the needles into the body towards the target position.

Here it is presented a guide plate having a plurality of apertures for inserting needles and a detection block permitting both the detection of the presence of needles inserted through the apertures and the penetration depth of each of the inserted needles. The detection block may be implemented by sensing means.
Advantages and Innovations:
The main competitive advantages of the system are:
- The penetration depth of the needle may be measured as well as controlling in real time the needle position.
- Illumination block implemented as an electro-optic system.
- Dosimetry planning tool: selective illumination of LEDs to guide the medical staff during the needles´ insertion.
- Informatics record of the intervention performed.
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
An European patent application covering this technology has been filed on 30th march, 2017 (EP 3381513A).

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Companies involved in the development of systems and devices for radiation oncology technics, such as brachytherapy

Client

Type and Size of Client:
R&D Institution
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
French
Spanish

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
06001013 Tecnología médica / ingeniería biomédica