NanoVibronix. has developed a portable ultrasound system to prevent infections related to medical devices by inhibiting biofilm formation. The system uses surface acoustic waves generated by piezoelectric ultrasound transducers to disrupt bacterial biofilms. The system includes an energy generating module and an ultrasound transducer with a piezoelectric component. GlobalData’s report on NanoVibronix gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on NanoVibronix, was a key innovation area identified from patents. NanoVibronix's grant share as of January 2024 was 46%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Portable ultrasound system for inhibiting biofilm formation on medical devices

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: NanoVibronix Inc

A portable ultrasound system has been described in a filed patent, comprising an energy generating module with a power source, oscillator, and driver component, along with an ultrasound transducer with a piezoelectric component. The system is designed to generate ultrasonic energy and control its direction, with the oscillator and driver component housed within the ultrasound transducer. The energy generating module includes a voltage controller for power distribution, and the driving signal is wirelessly communicated to the ultrasound transducer without a bus. Additionally, the system can be integrated with indwelling medical devices such as PEG tubes or IV catheters, with the ultrasound transducer emitting surface acoustic waves to inhibit bacterial biofilm formation.

Furthermore, the patent also covers a portable ultrasound device that can be part of an indwelling medical device, transmitting surface acoustic waves along the device's surface. The device includes a thin plate piezo transducer for bending vibration modes and standing acoustic waves, and can be configured within a patch for adhesion to a patient. The ultrasound transducer can be implantable within a subject as part of an indwelling medical device, generating high frequency mechanical vibrations to create surface acoustic waves. A method for inhibiting bacterial biofilm formation with the ultrasound transducer is also outlined, involving positioning the device in a subject's body, activating the transducer to produce elliptical motion and surface acoustic waves, and controlling parameters to repel bacteria effectively.

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