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Drug-eluting contact lens offers hope in glaucoma

Daily medicated eye drops are the first line of treatment for glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness. The drops relieve pressure in the eye, a significant risk factor for glaucoma. But they’re not ideal: their delivery is imprecise, they can cause stinging and burning and patients often struggle to administer them. Adherence is poor:...

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Using newborns’ own umbilical cords as shunts for heart surgery

Cardiac surgery is reducing the use of plastic — starting with an operation for newborns who have life-threatening heart disease generally called single ventricle. Single ventricle is so dangerous because it means only one of the heart’s two ventricles can adequately pump blood. Typically, affected infants undergo open-heart surgery to receive a Blalock shunt, which...

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Fiscal Year 2015 was a year of growth at TIDO. Boston Children’s executed 48 licenses, a 42 percent increase over the prior year, while the total number of executed industry research and license agreements reached 91, an increase of 17 percent over the prior year. The report highlights selected agreements, Technology Development Fund award winners, and some of our technologies available for licensing.

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