NOVEL DELIVERY DEVICE FOR FRAGILE MEDICAL IMPLANTS

Surgical trocars are the most commonly used delivery method for implanting fragile devices in the body. These trocars create pathways in human tissue to help implant small medical devices, but can damage fragile implantable devices in the process. The proposed technology is a micro- and nanotechnology medical device carrier that enables trocars and other delivery devices to deliver fragile objects to a targeted area, safely and securely. The device is bullet shaped and hollow with holes on one side to allow for suturing to hold the implant in place. The tip of the device has a bulb for hemostats to grab and help guide delivery and extraction of the carrier. The bullet shape of the device helps reduce drag while moving through body tissue, and provides continuous protection for the fragile implant during surgery.