Investigation of endovascular air embolism as a cause of micro brain infarcts using a new model system
Scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital around Tabea Schaefer under the direction of PD Dr. Dominik Vollherbst and Prof. Dr. Martin Bendszus have developed a new model for generating and detecting highly calibrated microbubbles for arterial injection using microcatheters. Using Sensific technology, they have succeeded in generating and automatically measuring highly defined air bubbles in microfluidic systems. In an in vivo experiment, they were able to show that depending on the injection site, microinfarcts were generated in different brain regions of a rat by the air bubbles. Magnetic resonance imaging shows damage to the brain. Unfortunately, the dangers from injected air bubbles during an endovascular intervention are real and potentially life-threatening” says Tabea Schaefer. At the same time, she has high expectations for the new model: “In future studies, we expect new insights into the development and, above all, the prevention of side effects caused by air bubbles during endovascular interventions.”
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Cover image in Wiley's magazine VIEW
We made it on the inside cover of the december issue (4/2020) of Wiley’s new high quality magazine with focus on life-science, biodiagnostics and microfluidics VIEW.
In an article in this issue, we showed with our cooperation partners of the Max-Planck-Institute some fundamental features of our technology.
ODIN is a finalist for the 2021 Wiley Science Award for outstanding new innovation!
We are very proud that a neutral jury of scientists and industry representatives has selected ODIN as one of the six candidates in the Spectroscopy and Microscopy category.
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Networking at the International Cell Culture Under Flow Meeting 2020
Dr. Tobias Neckernuss presented our innovative technology at the “International Cell Culture Under Flow Meeting 2020” in Munich.
We had a lively exchange with other scientists and received a lot of great feedback on the possibilities offered by our novel sensor system for the analysis of cells in microfluidic systems.