AnnuloPatch: Thin but strong material that prevents discs from reherniating
Unmet Medical Need: Three million Americans suffer from herniated discs annually, causing pain, numbness and neural complications.
Envisioned Healthcare Product: AnnuloPatch is a thin but strong material that prevents discs from reherniating. It is designed to withstand the biological forces (e.g. sitting and standing) in the spine preventing the recurrence of disc herniation and to be a scaffold promoting the healing of tissue.
Stage of Development: Animal testing planned.
Columbia-Coulter Funding Cycle: 2014-2015