TechConnect Innovation Program

Neuromonitoring medical screw / Medical implant system preventing nerve damage

Kyungpook National University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Daegu, Korea

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Neuromonitoring pedicle screw consists of original pedicle screw, conducting line, and electrical stimulating driver. Conductive portion of the pedicle screw can stimulate the nerve root or spinal cord.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our technique is Neuromonitoring pedicle screw system based on electronic conductivity. The electronic conductivity screw allows realtime
detection of nerve contact through electrophysiologic checking system (Various medical companies, (ex) NIM spine MedtronicⓇ). The screw is designed to detect
the initiation of nerve contact.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 529

Website: http://iac.knu.ac.kr/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners