Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Three-dimensional in-vitro spinal models and methods of analyzing substance distribution therein










Image Number 11 for United States Patent #7403883.

An in-vitro model apparatus of a human spine and methods for detecting and analyzing substance distribution patterns therein. In one embodiment, the model apparatus includes a column body defining a passageway that substantially mimics the size, shape, and structure of an adult human spinal canal. Also included is a cord structure that may be located and anchored within the passageway. The cord structure substantially mimics the size, shape, and structure of an adult human spinal cord. For example, the cord structure may include connecting elements that resemble nerve roots, dentate ligaments, and the septum posticum of a human spine. The passageway of the model apparatus may be filled with a first fluid that simulates cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF), and a second fluid containing a drug (or simulated drug) may be introduced into the passageway, after which the drug's distribution within the passageway may be analyzed.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Antennas and their coupling characteristics for wireless power transfer via magnetic coupling
Vacuum cleaner
Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements
Monitoring system
Optical scanner and image-forming device
Active pellet without chemical additives
Vehicle and method for controlling vehicle
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method and device for threading nut blanks
Self-cleaning type switch
Vertical displacement measuring apparatus
Pneumatic pressure regulator assembly
Method for encrypting data using IEEE 1394 serial bus network
Pipe repair clamp
Self-signed certificates for computer application signatures
Method of pretreating a cathode for attaining a stable voltage upon cell assembly
Automotive wheel front face
Method of dual fuel operation of an internal burner type ultra-high velocity flame jet apparatus