Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC

Novel syringes and concepts for homogeneous injection of bone cements

Posted by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPCResponsive · Patents for licensing · Spain

Summary of the technology

Novel syringes and concepts useful for homogeneous injection of ceramic bone cements have been patented and developed. These new designs solve the current problems related to the press-filtering that limit the clinical applications. Partners to further develop the technology and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC

The Challenge

Is to solve these problems and to extend the use of CPCs to the treatment of vertebral compression fractures.

The Technology

The present invention uses concepts of helicoidally transport and continuous sheardeformation movement. These concepts linked together into proper injection devices put the problems of press-filtering, blocking and the like to a minimum. The new concepts ease the homogeneous mixing of the cement during its injection, avoids press-filtering and blocking of the cement into the syringe and consequently, the hand-pressure to be applied by the surgeon in the operation theatre is kept optimum.

Current stage of development

Several prototypes have been manufactured and tested. Experiments are on the way to assure statistic significance.

Applications and Target Market

Multiple applications are possible; all related to the homogeneous injection of slurry-like, semisolid and/or viscous materials.
Several target markets are possible; preference is given to Dentistry and Orthopedics.
Manufacturing Medical Devices Companies (consumables) should be interested.

Innovative advantages

· Cement homogeneity is assured during injection.
· Cement press-filtering and blocking is avoided during injection.
· Cement injection pressure do not increase during injection.
· Allows the CPC injection in any clinical applications.

Intellectual property status

Granted Patent
Technology available for licensing with technical cooperation Patent Status 2 Priority patents application

Technology Owner

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC

Technology Transfer Office

Related keywords

  • Electronics, IT and Telecomms
  • Medical Furniture
  • Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical equipment
  • Medical/health
  • Medical instruments
  • Medical Health related
  • syringes
  • injection
  • bone cements

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