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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...
Biosensor Device to Detect Infection in Real Time
Project ID: D2013-32Invention novelty: Sensor capable of rapid differentiation between viral and bacterial infections (in vivo or in situ). If bacterial, provides capability to segment into either Gram-positive or Gram-negative bacteria. Value proposition: · Receptor component can be configured to have different sensing elements that can...
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,...
A Novel Process to Coat Implant Surfaces with Bi-Functional Bioactive Antibacterial Coatings
Project ID: D2017-07Background In the orthopedic field, there is a need for improved capabilities for creating strong osseointegration at bone-implant interfaces and treating bacterial infections. Implant-related infections occur in 0.75% in hip implants and 1.5% in knee implants resulting in reduced lifespan and increased failure rate of prosthesis,...
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...