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Improving Medical Outcomes through Needle-based Optical Sensing

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Award date: 
Jun 2, 2015
Award amount: 
$100,000
Organization name: 
Duke University
Principal Investigator: 
Wax, Adam
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Collaborative Funding Grant
Region: 
Research Triangle

Researchers will miniaturize an optical imaging technology so that it can be incorporated into the tip of needle or catheter providing "eyes at the end of a needle". The device will be tested for two different medical applications: needle biopsy and epidural injection.

Fiscal year: 
2015