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Inventions Available for License




Balloon Endoscope Device
Invention BH-005

Jerry Khachi, MD

An improved tool for endoscopic surgery that provides the surgeon with greater maneuverability and powerful dissection capabilities, particularly useful for surgeries involving small incisions.

Assays for Detecting and Identifying Agents for Treating Male Infertility
Invention BH-012
Daniel Grow, MD
Teru Jellerette, PhD
A potential diagnostic test to detect male infertility in sperm samples, based on the discovery that the protein phospholipase C-zeta may be the factor in sperm that determines success of fertilization and egg activation.
Method for Determining the Presence of Mutated BRCA Protein
(US Patent No. 5,965,377)
Gabriel Cohn, MD A potential new diagnostic assay to determine a woman’s likelihood of incurring breast cancer. The assay 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.

For more information about any of these inventions, contact:

Todd Keiller, MBA
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
Division of Academic Affairs
Baystate Medical Center
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