Develop the next generation of intracranial endo-vascular devices.
Intracranial aneurysms treatment with metal Flow Diverters is a well-established interventional procedure for sidewall and fusiform aneurysms. Latest reports show total occlusion rates between 70 and 90 percent at three month follow-up, and reduced mortality and morbidity when compared with surgical clipping via craniotomy. In this research project we propose to build a Bio-absorbable Flow Diverter prototype and perform initial in-vivo and in-vitro studies.
|Length of commitment||Year-long (10-12 months)|
|Level of collaboration||Small group project (2-3 students)|
|Benefits||Academic credit; Work study|
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students|
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