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1. (WO2018067808) SHARP TURNING STEERABLE NEEDLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/067808    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/055327
Publication Date: Fri Apr 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 10/02
Applicants: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Inventors: YIM, Mark
Title: SHARP TURNING STEERABLE NEEDLE
Abstract:
Disclosed are steerable needles having a shaft that can be controllably buckled, a steering head positioned at a distal end of the shaft, a transmission for controlling the orientation of the steering head, and a base at the end of the shaft, the base optionally comprising a controller for controlling the transmission. Also disclosed are methods of using the disclosed steerable needles.