Programmable Antisiphon Shunt System (P-A-S-S)

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Wayne State University researchers have developed a surgically implantable shunt system for controlling fluid flow from a relatively high-pressure region to a low-pressure region. This device can be used in the management of patients with hydrocephalus and is particularly useful to counteract postural intracranial hypotension related to over drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. The shunt allows for the non-invasive adjustment of the drainage pressure in order to suit the individual pressure requirements of each patient.
File Number: 98-418
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Joan Dunbar
Associate Vice President for Technology Commercialization
Wayne State University
(313) 577-5542
Sandeep Sood
Alexa Canady
Steven Ham
Brain Injury