Cranial Access Port System

Executive Summary

The state of the art method for accessing the brain through a burr hole remains archaic and decades old.  Typical systems require a Mayfield Clamp, have small screws, are time-consuming, and are not MRI-compatible or CT-friendly. For the more than 200,000 patients requiring neuro-navigated surgery for stroke, tumor biopsy, or electrode placement for deep brain stimulation, this means increased procedure time and prolonged recovery.

NaviCAPTM is a “screw-less” cranial anchoring port system that installs effortlessly in seconds, is noninvasive, and allows for more robust vectoring to access deep brain pathology. The device is self-aligning and quickly anchors to a burr-hole without the use of screws or pins. NaviCAP reduces surgical time and is less invasive than current technology.


Project Status

Available for licensing or acquisition

13 issued patents, many more pending