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Upcoming Event

Cleveland Clinic
Department of Biomedical Engineering 
BME Guest Speaker
"Linking Basement Membrane Biology to Human Disease"
Rachel Lennon, Ph.D.
Professor of Nephrology
University of Manchester
Monday, November 4, 2019
Hosted by: Suneel Apte, MBBS, DPhil

Tonsil Massager

Client: Dr. Doanh Nguyen

Mechanical Design | CAD Modeling in SolidWorks | Rapid Prototyping | Machining | Device Assembly

Tonsilloliths (or “tonsil stones”) are growths of bacteria that grow and accumulate within the tonsillar crypts.  These growths range from being relatively soft and gel-like to becoming calcified and hard, and while generally not harmful, can cause halitosis and discomfort.  Sufferers can sometimes remove the Tonsilloliths by themselves, but many require a doctor visit for removal. 

Dr. Nguyen had recognized a need for a device in this specific area and came to MDS with an idea in mind.  With the help of his design and initial prototype, MDS designed a sleeker and highly functional device that uses smooth rollers to massage the affected region of the tonsils in order to harmlessly dislodge the tonsillolith