Method for Determining the Presence of Mutated BRCA Protein
(US Patent No. 5,965,377)
This patented invention is a potential new diagnostic assay to determine a woman’s likelihood of incurring breast cancer. The assay, invented by Gabriel Cohn, MD and colleagues at Baystate, is based on the use of antibodies to detect the truncated forms of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 proteins that are known to correlate to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The test is expected to be less expensive than current genetic tests for BRCA mutations, thus broadening the population of women who might benefit from the diagnostic test.
Baystate’s patent has been licensed to Tissue Genetics, Inc., a Colorado biotechnology firm that is conducting further R&D to validate the method as a clinical diagnostic.
Tissue Genetics, Inc.
12635 E. Montview Blvd. Ste. 132
Aurora, CO 80045
Improved Devices for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES)
Dr. David Desilets of Baystate has developed and tested two innovative surgical devices for use in Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), both of which were jointly invented with engineers at a well-known surgical device company. Baystate has entered into license agreements with this company for the development and commercialization of these devices.
|Exclusive license to surgical device company
Integrated Dynamic GIS Mapping Extension for Medical Crisis Information Management System
Baystate, through its for-profit off-shoot Baystate Health Geographics, has collaborated with Global Emergency Resources, Inc. to create an improved Medical Crisis Information Management System (M-CIMS).
This new system integrates M-CIMS with dynamic Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology to provide healthcare disaster managers with access to the right information, in the right format and at the right time, to create an “infosphere of healthcare preparedness” at the national, regional, state, local or institutional level.
This system has been incorporated into Global Emergency Resources’ product HC Standard,™ which is the first truly specialized web-based Medical Crisis Information Management Software. Baystate Health Geographics is internationally recognized for “pushing the GIS envelope” in the areas of hospital healthcare and “hospital-land” security.
Visit Global Emergency Resources' website for their press release about this product.
Global Emergency Resources
2910-B Professional Parkway
Augusta, GA 30907
For more information about any of these inventions, contact:
Todd Keiller, MBA
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
Division of Academic Affairs
Baystate Medical Center