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Bioactive Fusion Device
Project ID: D2013-82 Background Over 650,000 spine surgeries are performed annually in the United States, with the majority being decompressive laminectomies for spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal housing the spinal cord. It is generally caused by arthritis in the vertebral column and/or bulging of the intervertebral...
Self-expanding inter-vertebral cage
Project ID D2013-73 Background Intervertebral cages are hollow implants used to treat spinal ailments that often emanate from degenerative disc disease. Surgeons can implant the cage using laparoscopy or through a small incision in the back or front of the spine. Expanding intervertebral cages were designed to reduce the size of the implant in minimally...
Biomimetic approach to deposit bone-like coating on PEEK and other materials to improve osteoconductivity in implants
Project ID: D2011-33IP Status: Patent Pending U.S and EuropeInvention Description: Novel method to prepare an implantable article comprised of a biocompatible substrate (polymeric or ceramic) to accept a very thin biocompatible, bioactive coating material to facilitate bio-ingrowth between the substrate and bone or cartilage tissue.Applications: Bone...
Minimally Invasive Intervertebral Cage
Project ID: D2011-10 Background: Spinal fusion procedures, also called interbody fusion, can be effective to reduce and in some cases eliminate numbness, weakness, and pain stemming from numerous medical conditions including, but not limited to disc degeneration, spondylolisthesis, and disc herniation. In case of chronic back pain or weakness,...
Thermoresponsive Injectable Microparticles-Gel Composites with Low Dose of Recombinant BMP-9 and VEGF for Bone Repair
Project ID: D2019-30Background:With an estimated 6.3 million bone related injuries in the US, the cost for treating has skyrocketed. While autograft methods are associated with morbidity and pain along with high resorption rate, allograft methods are prone to a high risk of disease transmission and immunogenic rejection. Thus, there is an increasing...
Biodegradable Magnesium/Rare Earth Alloys for Biomedical Implants
Project ID: D2013-63Invention Description and Novelty: Unique biodegradable alloys suitable for biomedical implant applications provide increased strength and ductility. Value proposition: · Biodegradable alloys with improved processability; · Significantly stronger than biodegradable calcium phosphate ceramics or biopolymers;...
Stabilized Spinal Fixation Hook
Project ID: D2013-70 Invention Description and Novelty: Spinal hook achieves greater reliability for implantation, stabilization and poly-axial head movement, as well as reducing anatomical mismatch with the lamina, transverse process and pedicle before being locked by a rod and fastener. Value proposition: ยท Hook is shaped to engage multiple...
Anchoring pedicle screw
Project ID: D2009-36 Invention Description and Novelty: Removable anchoring pedicle screw that includes an implant mounting screw, an anchor screw, and a nose piece. The anchor screw can be rotated relative to the implant mounting screw such that the nose piece engages an expandable anchor. The expandable anchor is disposed between the implant mounting...