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An actuator for an interventional surgical procedure is described. The actuator may include an actuator body having a distal end and a proximal end. A central expandable section is located between the distal end and the proximal end. The expandable section is operable between an unactuated condition in which the expandable section is in a furled state and an actuated condition in which the expandable section is in an unfurled state. A needle is located at the expandable section. The needle is moveable in an approximately perpendicular direction relative to a central longitudinal axis of the actuator body from a position within the actuator body to a position outside of the actuator body.

Title
Microfabricated surgical device for interventional procedures
Application Number
9/961080
Publication Number
6547803 (B2)
Application Date
September 20, 2001
Publication Date
April 15, 2003
Inventor
Albert P Pisano
Danville
CA, US
Kirk Patrick Seward
Dublin
CA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
US
Assignee
The Regents of the University of California
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/34
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