Pennsylvania Patent of the Month – February 2023

While necessary, many traditional surgical procedures have been known to cause significant trauma to the intervening tissues. These procedures, both therapeutic and diagnostic, often require extensive muscle stripping, prolonged retraction of tissues, and destruction of tissue, in order to reach the target tissue.

Trice Medical Inc, a company that specializes in developing percutaneous surgical procedures, has revolutionized minimally invasive surgery with its innovative tissue visualization devices. These devices comprise visualization sensors and elongated bodies that are designed to pass through a minimally invasive body opening, reducing the amount of dissection of tissue required.

Trice Medical’s device is a fully integrated sterilizable disposable tissue visualization device. The device has a handle and sharpened tip. An image sensor in the handle is connected to an optical element for viewing. The device’s handle has a control for axial movement, allowing the sharpened tip to be moved proximally or distally as required. The device is connected to an external viewing device for easy viewing. The entire device can be sterilized and packaged in a single sterile container, allowing for easy use in clinical environments.

Trice has pioneered fully integrated camera-enabled technologies that provide a clinical solution that is optimized for the physician’s office. The Trice Medical’s tissue visualization devices offer minimally invasive surgical solutions to orthopedic joint treatments, neurosurgical applications, and more. With its innovative and advanced technologies, Trice Medical Inc is paving the way for further developments in minimally invasive surgical instruments and methods.

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