Endovascular snare

Eliminate risks associated with open-heart surgeries

  • Novel vascular medical device
  • removes objects from blood vessels
  • Safer and better capture of objects
  • Faster procedure
  • Reduced risk of injury to patient


Licensing Manager: Matt Boehm, Ph.D.
mboehm@unmc.edu or 402-559-2166


Remove obstructions from within blood vessels swiftly, safely

Jason MacTaggart, M.D.

Jason MacTaggart, M.D.

A new endovascular medical device created at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Sure Snare, could efficiently remove obstructions within blood vessels and result in less time in the operating room.
Existing snares are often difficult to navigate, manipulate or retrieve objects in a timely manner. They must also be deployed under X-ray guidance, which increases the radiation exposure of both the patient and physician.
Sure Snare is an innovative grappling tool with multiple snaring loops that capture objects within blood vessels or ducts of a patient.
Once captured, the tangled object is encapsulated by a membrane cap to prevent damaging the vessel walls as the object is removed. A catheter-based system allows for easy manipulation of the device. Together, these novel features will significantly reduce the time spent under X-ray guidance.
The Sure Snare is early-stage with a working prototype in development.
To discuss licensing opportunities please contact Matt Boehm, Ph.D., at mboehm@unmc.edu or 402-559-2166.