Coulter Projects

Projects funded by the Coulter translational research grant program at the University of Louisville.
Novel, Image Based Diagnostic System for the Accurate Diagnosis of Autism (Licensed)
  • Software based system to allow non-invasive, early diagnosis of autism
  • Ayman El-Baz, PhD, Manuel Casanova, MD
Development of a Novel, Open-Jaw Polypectomy Snare Device (Startup)
  • Device for Removal of Large Colon Polyps
  • John Naber, PhD, Gerald (Tad) Dryden, MD
Engineering an End to Cataracts (Licensed)
  • Novel therapy to prevent cataract formation following retinal surgery
  • Martin O’Toole, PhD, Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD
Left Artrial Appendage Closure Device (Strokeshield) for Stroke Prevention (Licensed)
  • Implantable device for patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Guruprasad Giridharan, PhD, Mark Slaughter, MD (Mentor)
SIVIC for Establishing Secure Endoscopic Access to the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Device to be used for removal of foreign bodies
  • William Hnat, PhD, Gerald (Tad) Dryden, MD
Shape Adaptive Therapy
  • Customizable solid tumor therapy
  • Robert Cohn, PhD, Warren Boling, MD, Chin Ng, PhD
Treatment of Cervical Pathologies by Curcumin Delivered Locally by a Polymeric Device
  • Minimally invasive therapy to prevent cervical cancer progression
  • Martin O’Toole, PhD, Lynn Parker, MD, Ramesh Gupta, PhD
Novel Trocar Site Closure Device
  • Single step laproscopic port closure device
  • Scott Cambron, MS, Daniel Metzinger, MD
Suction Assisted Multiple Biopsy Device (Startup)
  • Biospy device for collecting serial biopsy samples
  • Scott Cambron, MS, Gerald (Tad) Dryden, MD, William Hnat, PhD,
Diagnosis of Lung Cancer by Breath Analysis Using Silicone Microchip (Licensed)
  • Analyzing exhaled breath to diagnosis and monitor lung cancer
  • Xiao-an Fu, PhD, Michael Bousamra, MD, Victor van Berkel, MD, PhD, Michael Nantz, PhD
A Non Invasive CAD System for Early Detection of Acute Renal Rejection (Startup)
  • Non-invasive diagnosis of kidney transplant rejection
  • Ayman El-Baz, PhD, Rosemary Ouseph, MD, Amy Dwyer, MD
Virtual Manager to Assist Caregivers of Dementia Patients (Startup)
  • Expert system for managing care of patients with dementia
  • Hermann Frieboes, PhD, Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD
Towards improved radiation therapy of triple negative breast cancer
  • Combination therapy to enhance therapy of triple negative breast cancer
  • Martin O’Toole, PhD, Anthony Dragun, MD, Paula Bates, PhD, Tariq Malik, PhD
Power kids: pediatric neuromuscular traning system (locomotor training system) and therapeutic harness (Licensed)
  • Treadmill system specially designed for training pediatric spinal cord injury patients
  • Tommy Roussel, PhD, Andrea Behrman, PT, PhD
Impartial Automated Diagnosis of Retinal Diseases using a Novel OCT Calibration System
  • Non-invasive software based system to diagnosis early stage retinal disease
  • Ayman El-Baz, PhD, Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD
Directional reamer
  • Orthopedic device for controlled long bone reaming for fracture repair
  • Michael Voor, PhD, David Seligson, MD
CAD System for Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis from Single CT Scan
  • Diagnosis of lung cancer by analyzing CT scans of large and in determinant pulmonary nodules
  • Ayman El-Baz, PhD, Victor van Berkel, MD, PhD, Neal Dunlap, MD