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Flexible Biopsy Needle

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:21

Lung biopsies are necessary to diagnose lung cancer, but biopsy methods vary in their invasiveness. To access tumor biopsy samples in peripheral regions of the lungs, healthcare professionals must insert a needle through the chest wall instead of using a less-invasive transbronchial method. This flexible biopsy needle allows healthcare professionals to access hard-to-reach tumors via a less invasive bronchoscope.

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Jason Kurtz
Wonseok Seo
Tyrone Tarjoto
Kyle Walker
Mentoring team
Ronnie Das, PhD
Robb Glenny, MD
Rhiannon Howard
Ann Mescher, PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
Jonathan Posner, PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
Per Reinhall, PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
Eric Seibel, PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
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