SURGICAL TOOL

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15189420

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Presented herein are dual-function surgical tools for insertion of implantable stimulating assemblies, such as intra-cochlear stimulating assemblies. In addition to facilitating intra-operative positioning of a stimulating assembly within a recipient (e.g., operating to guide the stimulating assembly of an implantable medical device into position), the surgical tool also includes a plurality of electrodes configured to apply an electroporation electrical field to a recipient's nerve cells to enable introduction of treatment substance into the nerve cells.

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COCHLEAR LIMITEDMACQUARIE UNIVERSITY NSW

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Murphy, Richard Bruce Macquarie University, AU 4 1
Pawsey, Nicholas Charles Kendall North Ryde, AU 8 7

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