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Tori Johnson

Hometown: Tucson, AZ, United States | Graduation Date: Spring 2020
Biomedical engineering

Silicon Netting for Surgical Organ Isolation

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Research Theme: Health
FURI: Spring 2020

Laparotomies surgeries are performed to explore and examine a patient’s abdominal cavity to diagnosis any issues or complications a patient may present with. An issue with laparotomy surgeries is maintaining accurate visibility in the abdominal cavity. Along with the current abdominal retractors, lap pads are often crudely used as a cushioning and isolation device. The proposed solution to these issues arising from lap pad use is through the creation of a silicon mesh netting that is malleable, serializable and able to be attached to a retractor being used, providing a decrease surgery time and in organ damage.

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Liquid Embolic Synthesis for Aneurysm Occlusion

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Research Theme: Health
FURI: Spring 2019

The objective of this research is to create an injectable liquid embolic that can degrade as tissue is regenerated for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. To achieve this, a Michael Addition is formed upon injection of Poly(N-Isopropilacrylamide-co-GAPGLF Acrylate) [Poly(NIPAAm-co-GAPGLF-Ac] and pentaetythritol tetrakis 3-mercaptopriopionate [QT] at 37°C  with a neutral pH, resulting in a gelation. Due to the gelation occurring, the copolymer proves to be an ideal candidate for a liquid embolic that is deliverable in water, is hydrophobic, and can degrade a based on enzymes from regenerating tissue.

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