Class Year: 2016
The team developed Polar Compass, a cervical disc replacement device to treat cervical radicular pain at a lower cost than the gold standard along with strengthened durability and an innovative stabilization system. The Polar Compass utilizes readily available industrial magnets to restore and maintain disc height between cervical vertebrae five years longer than competitive devices while aiming to improve patient pain relief and quality of life. AbTeks is working with orthopaedic surgeons in Atlanta to streamline the usage of the device and reduce the burden of high reoperation rates of current procedures on the healthcare system.
Team Member(s): Kali Chiapetta, Ossman Cossio, Brandon Graham, Samir Jain, Anqi Tong
Project Mentor(s): Pravin Reddy, M.D.