Indiana Patent of the Month – October 2021
Infection is a serious complication when it comes to any injury or surgical procedure. While we have come a long way from old treatment methods and can often prevent infection fairly reliably, these methods are not full proof. Medical devices are often development points for these infectious bacteria. For instance, the most common methods use surface treatments that prevent bacteria from taking hold. A system that could prevent the colonizing bacteria would enhance protection from infection and improve patient survival. Nanovis, LLC is dedicated to developing novel technology that helps surgeons and hospitals the best chance to heal their patients.
Recently, nanovis has worked on developing an anti-microbial device. Their design consists of a metal device with an antimicrobial oxide layer. This layer comprises atoms of silver, copper, and zinc. A second antimicrobial layer is positioned in the opposite direction of the metal surface made of atoms from the same metals. This provides a safe bone-to-implant interface for different implants and various devices (including medical screws and scaffolds). By protecting this interface, the patient has reduced risk of infection without compromising the efficacy of the medical procedure.
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