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Medical Device for Esophageal Defects

The technology we are presenting is an all-in-one medical device to treat esophageal defects, diseases or injuries. This device encompasses 3 different medical devices or procedures that are routinely performed in the clinical setting now, but are usually performed individually requiring the patient to undergo multiple procedures. When an esophageal stent or dilator needs to be replaced with a larger or smaller diameter additional procedures are required and this device would prevent that. Most importantly, this device also allows for localized delivery of drugs to a specific region of the esophagus, which is not an option with current medical devices.


Todd J. Jensen, MHS  | Research Associate II

Department of Pediatrics | UConn Health 

CT Children’s Medical Center Research 


Bio-Photonics Laboratory 

The technology and research efforts of Bio-Photonics Laboratory of Connecticut Children’s Innovation Center focusses on development and deployment of novel biophotonic technologies that interface and bridge spectroscopy, clinical diagnostics and label-free imaging. Specifically, they seek to employ Raman spectroscopic and imaging techniques to obtain biochemical signatures that can reveal latent information on pathological conditions. Their long-term goal is to develop and eventually deploy molecular imaging strategies to help clinicians in early disease diagnosis and biomarker identification. A principal thrust in their current research is focused in the area of pediatric hematology-oncology where they intend to develop non-invasive and label-free tool to provide biochemical insight thereby improving diagnostic and prognostic decisions.

Dr. Rishikesh Pandey