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Problem Addressed

Targeted therapy to the brain through implanted devices is an attractive alternative to systemic drug administration for the treatment of neurological disorders, including epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. The use of deep brain stimulation probes comprised of microcapillaries has become increasingly common for this application. To reduce the risk of brain trauma during procedure, conventional microcapillaries are thin, and sometimes have diameters smaller than that of a human hair. This quality makes them prone to breaking during insertion and necessitates the use of a larger guide shuttle, which obviates the potential for the microcapillaries to reduce tissue trauma and scarring. The present invention introduces a beveled tip to a microcapillary medical probe that can be steered independently to a target site in the soft tissue.