Precision Neurosurgical Instruments
Today, the devices used for drug delivery in the brain are primarily straight, hollow needles (technically known as cannulas). To deliver drugs to a target area deep in the brain, a neurosurgeon is forced to make multiple incisions with the cannula through healthy brain tissue. This is a time-consuming and dangerous process.
Atanse's device enables biotechnology companies to deliver their therapies in the brain with greater precision and reduced trauma. This is accomplished by taking a traditional delivery cannula and incorporating a microcannula that can be extended and retracted at an angle from the device's tip, allowing the neurosurgeon to target multiple sites for drug delivery with a single pass through healthy brain tissue.