Kentucky Patent of the Month – December 2023

EnTellect Medical Holdings, led by clinical and industry experts, has been granted a patent for their specimen collection technology. The company is pushing the boundaries of medical innovation with new commercially viable technologies. Their specimen collector is designed particularly to support the collection of specimens during a medical procedure.

The design allows for the gathering of tissue samples, using alternating wells to support multiple samples. Other existing sample collectors use vacuum technologies to pull out a sample. However, the vacuum suction is lost once the tray housing is removed. EnTellect’s design prevents this loss of vacuum suction and ensures multiple specimens can be collected in a timely fashion.

In order to maintain this vacuum pressure, the design uses a combination of sealing components and a slideable tray. This ensures the tool can move from one well to the next to collect a second sample without losing pressure. Innovations like this can improve both precision and efficiency in medical procedures, reducing the time spent collecting samples and letting patients get on to the healing process much faster.

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