Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science



First Advisor

Shane Cotter

Second Advisor

Amy Loya

Third Advisor

Jennifer Currey


biopsy, laryngeal, medical device, endoscope, office-based


In order to screen for laryngeal cancer, a biopsy is performed to take a tissue sample from that area of interest. Due to the risk involved these procedures take place in the operating room where a larger sample can be obtained, but delays in scheduling operating room procedures put patients at a greater risk as their diagnosis can be delayed. We want to create a device that is able to move these delayed operating room procedures in-of ice where the physician can treat the patient quickly and safely. Our goal is to increase the accuracy of in-office laryngeal biopsies while minimizing any risks associated with the procedure. With this device patients will be able to be diagnosed earlier, allowing them to start receiving treatment as soon as possible.



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