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Philips and Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2013-11-20

The invention relates to a calibration apparatus for calibrating a system for introducing an influencing element like a radiation source into an object, particularly for calibrating a brachytherapy system. First and second images show a longish introduction device (


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Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2015-01-07

The present invention provides a multimeric form of a Tie 2 binding peptide monomer, wherein the multimeric form has Tie 2 agonist activity. The multimeric form, preferably a tetramer, stimulates angiogenesis and promotes wound healing. The present invention also features pharmaceutical compositions comprising the multimeric Tie 2 agonists, including those suitable for topical or systemic administration. Methods of using the multimeric Tie 2 agonists of the invention for stimulating angiogenesis and for promoting healing of wounds, such as diabetic ulcers or skin grafts, are also provided.


Patent
Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2015-05-22

The present invention provides minimally invasive imaging probe/medical device having a frictional element integrated therewith for reducing non-uniform rotational distortion near the distal end of a medical device, such as an imaging probe which undergoes rational movement during scanning of surrounding tissue in bodily lumens and cavities.


Patent
Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2014-04-28

The present invention provides minimally invasive imaging probe having an optical encoder integrated therewith for accurately measuring or estimating the rotational velocity near the distal end of the medical device, such as an imaging probe which undergoes rotational movement during scanning of surrounding tissue in bodily lumens and cavities.


Patent
Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2014-05-20

The present invention provides an imaging probe for imaging mammalian tissues and structures using high resolution imaging, including high frequency ultrasound and optical coherence tomography. The imaging probes structures using high resolution imaging use combined high frequency ultrasound (IVUS) and optical imaging methods such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to accurate co-registering of images obtained from ultrasound image signals and optical image signals during scanning a region of interest.

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