A Device and Method to Treat Esophageal Disorders

Case ID:
C13713
Disclosure Date:
6/24/2015
Description:
Unmet need
An effective yet convenient method to treat esophageal disorders does not exist.  For example, there is pressing need for non-invasive therapeutic options for patients with Barrett’s esophagus which progresses to low-grade dysplasia or high grade dysplasia. 

Technology Overview
Johns Hopkins researchers developed devices and methods to administer treatments to the distal esophagus (for disorders such as esophageal cancer, dysplasia, achalasia and others) in an easy, patient-directed, point of care fashion. 
 
Stage of Development
Preliminary data available.
 
Patent Information:
Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date Patent Status
A Device and Method to Treat Esophageal Disorders PRO: Provisional United States 62/406,164 10/10/2016     Expired
A Device and Method to Treat Esophageal Disorders ORD: Ordinary Utility United States 15/727,653 10/9/2017     Pending
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For Information, Contact:
Jon Gottlieb
jgottl10@jhu.edu
410-614-0300
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