DECODE Network Meeting 5: Medical Device Testing during the innovation cycle, April 17-19, 2024

DECODE Network Meeting 5, 17-19 April, 2024 This online network meeting, organized by CBSET Director of Research and Innovation, Rami Tzafriri, PhD, is focused on “Medical Device Testing during the innovation cycle.” In addition to research/business-focused presentations, this meeting will include discussions of post-PhD career paths and opportunities. ESRs will share their career development action […]

ICI 2024: Porcine Model of Catheter Based Treatment of Pulmonary Embolization

CBSET Director of Research and Innovation, Rami Tzafriri, PhD, presented: “Porcine Model of Catheter Based Treatment of Pulmonary Embolization” as part of the session From Pulmonary Embolism to Pulmonary Hypertension at the ICI for All 2024 meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel. In this invited presentation, Dr. Tzafriri reviewed CBSET’s innovative porcine clot models and their […]

AALAS 2023: The Chinchilla Consortium: A Chinchilla Clinical Case Report Gold Mine

Amanda Darbyshire, Raphael Malbrue, Carmen Arsuaga, Andrea Osborne, Gina Dobek, Jiajie Jessica Xu, Misha Dunbar, Derek Fong, Lauren Habenicht, Michael Fink, Erica Feldman, Glenn Jackson, Leeza Birdwell, Erin Mitchell, Marie Ortega, Wendy Williams, Charlette Cain, Andie Moffitt, Misty Williams-Fritze, Chris Manuel. The Chinchilla Consortium: A Chinchilla Clinical Case Report Gold Mine. Chinchillas serve a unique […]

TCT 2023: Imaging-Based Evaluation and Differentiation of Vessel Preparation Technologies in a Porcine Model of Peripheral Artery Stenosis

Rami Tzafriri, PhD; Jay Budrewicz, ScM, LATG, SRT; Anna Maria Spognardi, BA; Eric A. Secemsky, MD. Imaging-Based Evaluation and Differentiation of Vessel Preparation Technologies in a Porcine Model of Peripheral Artery Stenosis.  PURPOSE: We evaluated surface modification effects of micro-incision and debulking preparation technologies on complex porcine peripheral in-stent restenosis lesions (ISRL). METHODS: Bilateral ISRL […]

TCT 2023: Ultrasound-enhanced clot thrombolysis in a porcine model of pulmonary embolism

Rami Tzafriri, Lee-Jae Jack Guo, Benny Muraj, Peter Markham, Curtis Genstler, Joseph Czyscon, Christopher Piere, Christopher Knapp, Elazer R. Edelman. Ultrasound-enhanced clot thrombolysis in a porcine model of pulmonary embolism.  BACKGROUND: Catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT) delivering Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) and Ultrasound (US) has shown clinical benefit, but the additional in vivo impact of US […]

1st DECODE Workshop: Recent advances on experimental analysis on DCBs, Oct 5-6, 2023

DECODE  1st Workshop The online Workshop 1 “Recent advances on experimental analysis on DCBs” organized by NKUA and held on 5-6 October 2023 united experts and students in the pursuit of medical excellence. Through engaging sessions and interactive discussions, attendees were not only enlightened about the latest advancements, but also inspired to contribute meaningfully to […]

SPS 2023: Maximizing Insights from Preclinical Safety Studies in the Context of Rising Costs and NHP Shortages

At the 2023 Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) Conference in Brussels, CBSET Study Director, Dr. Donald Hodges, discussed the history, regulatory framework and other factors influencing species selection in IND-enabling studies in a partner session organized by emka TECHNOLOGIES on Maximizing Insights from Animal Studies in the Context of Rising Costs and Shortages. Since 1937, the […]

EuroPCR 2023: Ultrasound-enhanced clot thrombolysis in a porcine model of pulmonary embolism

Rami Tzafriri, Lee-Jae Jack Guo, Benny Muraj, Peter Markham, Curtis Genstler, Joseph Czyscon, Christopher Piere, Christopher Knapp, Elazer R. Edelman. Ultrasound-enhanced clot thrombolysis in a porcine model of pulmonary embolism.  Ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis enhances right ventricular recovery after acute PE, but optimization is limited by lack of good animal models. We developed a porcine model […]