A61M 25/1011, A61M 25/10, A61M 2025/1015, A61M 2025/1052
Most spinal cord therapies are administered systemically, with only a small portion of the therapeutic reaching the spinal cord. A novel method for delivering therapeutics directly to the spinal cord is provided. The method uses a dual balloon catheter to isolate the microvasculature around a region of the spinal cord. Once isolated, one or more therapeutics are delivered directly to the spinal cord blood supply. This allows for smaller, safer therapeutic dose to be utilized.
Garbuzova-Davis, Svitlana; Borlongan, Cesario Venturina; van Loveren, Harry Ronald; and Nelson, Peter Richard, "Non-invasive method for direct delivery of therapeutics to the spinal cord in the treatment of spinal cord pathology" (2019). USF Patents. 986.
University of South Florida