Cover Story – NJIT Researchers Receive Edison Patent Award for Shunt Draining Fluids from Brain

By Carl Georgeson

NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow and NJIT Professor GordonThomas recently received the Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey for a medical device invented by both professors and graduate student Shen Liu: “No Clog Shunt Using a Compact Fluid Drag Path” (U.S. Patent 8,088,091). The device enables the implantable, wireless monitoring of both the extremely slow flow of the cerebrospinal fluid as well as tiny changes in the pressure in a ventriculo-pertoneal (VP) shunt that drains fluid out of the brain.

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