Design of Novel Catheter Systems for Local Drug Delivery and Cryogenic Lung Biopsy

Balloons have potential benefits over stents for localised drug delivery. The activities in this proposal will aid the development of a dual balloon catheter system. By the end of the internship, the balloon catheter design will be completed and frozen in anticipation of pre-clinical studies.
The gold standard for diagnosis of interstitial lung disease is surgical biopsy, despite associated complications including mortality. Cryogenic lung biopsy presents a new method of diagnosis with low risks compared to surgical methods. This proposal highlights the ongoing development of a cryogenic lung biopsy device. The intern will be required to execute engineering confidence testing as well as verification testing prior to design freeze. By the end of the internship period, a completed design of the cryogenic lung biopsy device will be ready for human use.

Faculty Supervisor:

Mark Towler


Cina Mehrvar


Agile MV


Engineering - mechanical


Professional, scientific and technical services


Ryerson University



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