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ICTS Weekly News and Announcements

Week of July 23, 2013


UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is pleased to announce the 2013 ICTS Translational Device Award Recipients

This program focuses on new devices that are used in the promotion of human health, such as in the diagnosis or treatment of human disease. The current award recipients involve devices that are undergoing a new stage of development, for example, from the lab to first time in humans, from pilot human studies to a formal clinical trial, or from clinical experience to commercial development.


Arash Khardavar MD, PhD “patient-specific heart valve prostheses”

Animal Feasibility Study for the First Patient-Specific Hybrid Heart Valve


Thomas Ahlering MD “The UroCool system”

Pelvic Tissue Cooling during Hypothermic Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Simulation and MRI Thermal Measurement for effective improvement in patient Quality of Life outcomes



To read about each of the grant awards click here: Device Grant Announcement