Delivery of Multiple Stents In Parallel in GI Endoscopy

Team: Stent Deliverymen

Program: Materials Science and Engineering

Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy procedures that require stents either use very expensive metal stents or they use multiple plastic stents in parallel which have to be delivered one at a time, removing the endoscope between each stent placement.
Our goal was to develop a method to deliver multiple plastic stents in parallel without having to remove the endoscope, reducing surgery times and the cost of the procedure.

Orla Wilson
Venkata Akshintala

Team Members

  • Nora Rhodes
  • Alice Lee
  • Carrine King
  • Elaine Lipkin
  • Kat Schuller
  • Leonard Steger

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