Portable laparoscope

Perform affordable laparoscopic surgery for all

  • Inexpensive to manufacture and employ
  • Requires only minimal clinical support
  • Improves access to laparoscopy in emerging economies
  • Expands the clinical usefulness of the laparoscope beyond the operating room

 

Licensing Manager: Joe Runge, J.D., M.S.
hrunge@unmc.edu or 402-559-1181
 

Description

Perform affordable laparoscopic surgery for all

Chandra Are, M.D.

Chandra Are, M.D.

One of the greatest advances in surgery is the advent of laparoscopic surgery, now a standard of care in most countries.
 
Looking to extend the use of laparoscopic surgery into developing economies, Chandra Are, M.D., a surgical oncologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center invented a portable system that takes laparoscopic surgery beyond the dedicated operating room and into the hands of surgeons in a non-traditonal environment with minimal support.
 
Laparoscopic surgery owes its success to the minimally invasive strategy. Laparoscopic surgery occurs with no open incisions as the surgeon makes small holes to insert cameras and other surgical tools. As a result, laparoscopy is a dedicated specialty that involves expensive laparoscopic suites, with state-of-the-art equipment. It’s a kind of surgery performed in one kind of place.
 
Dr. Are’s portable laparoscope technology allows emerging economies to keep up with the standard of care and practice laparoscopic surgery. This groundbreaking system takes the function of a laparoscopic suite and reproduces it in a portable system enabling laparoscopic investigation outside of the minimally invasive suite.
 
To discuss licensing opportunities please contact Joe Runge, J.D., M.S., at hrunge@unmc.edu or 402-559-1181.