Submitted by marwati on Mon, 12/28/2009 - 07:17.
Lecturer of Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Dr. dr. P. Sudiharto Sp.BA, one of the two recipients of the Hamengku Buwono IX Award 2009, is the inventor of therapy device for patients of hydrocephalus. This was named semilunar valve bypass system.
The device that was just patented in September 2009 has been developed since 1978 and it has now been installed for 7000 patients who have got hydrocephalus due to various reasons. They are also diverse in age, from 11 day infants to adult aged 65 years old.