University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Patent

Catheter Insertion Sterilization


Sterilization Device

Illustration from Patent

A device includes a sheath having a lumen defined by a wall. The wall has an outer surface that is configured to emit ultraviolet light in a direction substantially normal to the wall. The lumen has a distal end configured for percutaneous placement. The lumen has a proximal end configured to receive a catheter.

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Patent No.: US 8,933,416 B2
Date of Patent: January 13, 2015

Inventors: Benjamin Arcand (Mpls, MN); Joseph Hale (Maplewood, MN); Nikhil Murdeshwar (Maple Grove, MN); Bryan Rolfes (St. Paul, MN)






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