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PhonoGraft: 3D Printed Tympanic Membrane Graft
Perforations of the tympanic membrane or “eardrum,” the thin membrane that conducts sound in the ear, can result in severe hearing loss and recurring infections. Worldwide, tympanic membrane perforations occur in about 30 million people, with about four million people in North America and the European Union alone, due to blast and other traumatic injuries,...
Oct 21, 2016, 2:00pmLecture
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Dr. Allen will be discussing his work with bioimplantable sensors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, that can communicate information from within the body to guide medical treatment of disease. Examples of his work include a permanently-implantable sensor for chronic monitoring of endovascular blood pressure to allow titration of medication for patients with congestive heart... Free and open to public
Video/AnimationPhonoGraft: Programming the eardrum to repair itselfEardrum perforations are a widespread problem affecting millions worldwide. Current standard of care is invasive, involves harvesting an autologous tissue to patch the eardrum, and often requires to revision surgeries, while hearing outcomes remain unsatisfying. What if we could program the eardrum to repair itself after injury? Researchers at the Wyss Institute, Massachusetts Eye and...