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Available Intellectual Property

The Foundry often investigates fields and files patents that are not turned into companies. This intellectual property is available for license to interested parties.

The Foundry currently has Intellectual Property that it is willing to license in the clinical areas listed below. For the most recent details on published applications and issued patents, please go to either the USPTO web site or to Delphion and search "Mark Deem" or "Hanson Gifford" as inventors. For information on unpublished pending filings, contact The Foundry directly.
 
   
 

Available Fields

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Methods and apparatus for applying antibiotic, anti-inflammatory or other agents to a vessel wall to prevent further damage and aneurysm expansion, and to induce new collagen formation to reinforce the wall of the aneurysm. Additional filings describe stronger AAA devices with better anchoring and lower stresses. Devices include stents, stent-grafts and non-stent drug delivery devices.

Rhinitis
Systems and methods for treating asthma and rhinitis with botulinum toxin, or fragments thereof.

Atrial Fibrillation
Various percutaneous, non-invasive and trans-esophageal systems and methods fro treating atrial fibrillation. Percutaneous methods focus on fat-pad and neural ablation techniques. Non-invasive and trans-esophageal focus primarily on the use of HIFU for targeting and ablation.

Aortic Valve Repair

Devices and methods for percutaneous repair of degenerative aortic valve disease. Embodiments described treat the valves by focal debridement, leaflet separation and adhesion prevention.

Ventricular Support Devices

Percutaneous external passive support for the failing heart. Various methods and devices are disclosed, including passive adjustable wrapping elements, methods and devices for reinforcing the pericardium rather than the heart (allowing the heart free motion within the restraint), and for minimizing and reversing enlargement of a portion of a ventricle after myocardial infarction.

Zephyr
Embolic protection devices and methods which use an ultra-low profile graft material deployed across a lesion to cover the lesion & allow safe deployment of a stent within the graft.
 
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