Preclinical Efficacy of a Microwave and Adrenaline Based Haemostat Utilising a Novel Co-Axial Cable Structure

This paper presents a new haemostatic device utilising microwave energy at 5.8GHz along with the ability to introduce adrenaline for vasoconstriction or other fluids as required. A radiative tip was designed, simulated and manufactured to provide good match into tissue. The complete device was then tested under preclinical conditions at Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research (NPIMR); the results of which along with histological analysis are presented herein.