The Medtech Treatments Saving Hospitals' Tiniest Patients

February 11, 2019

Preemie babies – some of whom, like Marcellus Brown, weigh as little as 3 pounds – require cautious, delicate care. Often, these babies are too small and vulnerable to undergo surgeries they desperately need. That’s why the medical technology community has dedicated entire workstreams to delivering downsized treatment alternatives to traditional surgery and corresponding nano-technology specialized for the tiniest patients. In Marcellus’ case, surgeons tunneled a catheter and ultra-thin wire through a needle prick in his groin all the way to his heart to plug a problematic open blood vessel. Today, Marcellus is a healthy ten-month-old baby boy. Watch Marcellus’ treatment journey below.