Device for treatment of cerebral edema

Year 2009
Project team Michael Cima with Robert Carter, Fred Hochberch, Qunya Ong and Urvashi Upadhyay

Treating edema

Patients with brain tumors, radiation therapy, or brain surgery often have edema (accumulation of fluid) arising from inflammation in the brain. This pressure on the brain can be very damaging and life threatening. Most therapies to treat brain edema include large systemic doses of steroids for continuing periods of time, which can cause complications in other parts of the body. This project will develop a drug delivery device to treat brain edema with reduced systemic side effects typical of conventional treatments.