Innovation

Safe ultrasound contrast agent and drug delivery system with triggered release

Drexel University
posted on 05/16/2011

Drexel researchers have developed a highly stable micro-encapsulation system that, depending on manufacturing protocol, can be used as:

- a very safe and durable ultrasound contrast agent with a very high mechanical index and cavitation threshold; or

- a durable drug delivery system with rapid payload release triggered by externally applied ultrasound.

Please see the attached description for additional details and contact Alexey Melishchuk at 215-895-0304 or amelishchuk@drexel.edu for more information.

Suggested Uses

1) very safe and durable ultrasound contrast agent with high mechanical index;

2) drug delivery system with triggered release.

Advantages

1. Very durable in physiological solution at room temperature – no noticeable loss of function over one year.

2. At double mechanical index, making this constrast much safer than currently marketed agents.

3. No contrast enhancement loss over 30 minutes under continuous insonation.


Innovation Details
 

File Number: 08-1027D 


IP Protection


License Online

This innovation currently is not available for online licensing. Please contact Alexey Melishchuk at Drexel University for more information.

Request more info via email request more info
People

Case Manager:

Alexey Melishchuk Alexey Melishchuk

Innovations (7)


Download Technology Brief (PDF)


Followed By

Follow this innovation



No one is following this innovation.

Organization
Communities
Profile
Related Tags

Find more innovations


February 11, 2009

13,277 members 17,569 innovations 176 organizations

Browse

Alfred R Berkeley, Chairman, Pipeline Financial Group, Inc., Former President and Vice Chairman, Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.

"Our economy is inextricably intertwined with university innovations. Unfortunately, our country’s short-term outlook often interferes with the long-term possibilities of university research and collaborations with industry and entrepreneurs..."  read more...