Upcoming Event

"Mechanobiology and Biomarkers of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection"
Christopher Koch
Ph.D. Candidate
Cleveland State University
Department of Chemistry
Apte Lab
Friday, March 9, 2018

"Protein TAILS Tell Remarkable Tales:  Probing the N-terminome for Mechanistic Insight into Proteolytic Pathways in vivo"
Christopher M. Overall, Ph.D.
Canada Research Chair in Protease Proteomics and Systems Biology
Life Sciences Institute
University of British Columbia
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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