CDMI by the Numbers

2016-17 Impact

 CDMI 2016-17 Highlights

  • CDMI was able to leverage membership fees by more than seven fold – raising a total of about $2.3M in industry member fees; federal, non-federal, and state funds; capital support; in-kind contributions; and enhancement projects.

  • GraMedica & Graham International Implant Institute and Spider Spine, LLC became new industry members in 2017.

  • Two institutions signed MOUs to join the CDMI as affiliate sites: Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

  • The CDMI secured additional funds from FDA to further pursue research on a spinal implant computational model and will be co-sponsoring FDA Smart Sensor Public Workshop.

  • Of the 12 funded projects in 2016-2017, results were published in 15 abstracts and manuscripts, and 23 presentations were given at various talks and conferences nationwide.  

2015-16 Impact

 UC San Francisco:
  • Meir Marmor, MD; Chelsea Bahney, PhD; and Safa Herfat, PhD filed a patent for their novel impedance sensor to monitor fracture healing.

  • Dr. Aaron Fields discovered a new novel biological treatment to improve vertebral disc nutrition by enhancing endplate permeability. He also used his CDMI grant research to inform the overall research strategy for his newly awarded R01 grant.

  • Dr. Shane Burch successfully used the Microsoft Kinect (a low-cost motion sensing system) to measure dynamic spinal motion in a clinical setting and now is correlating the motion to patient-reported outcome measures.

  • Biometric feedback appears to be a far more effective motivator of mobility than education and goal-setting according to Dr. Sigurd Berven’s study.

  • Dr. Lionel Metz’s study suggests that although bone graft substitutes can comprise up to 65% of implant costs (in 1-2 level posterior lumbar fusion cases at UCSF), there doesn’t seem to be a difference in 1-year revision rates compared to using autograft.

CDMI 2015-2016 Highlights

  • CDMI was able to leverage membership fees by almost 11 fold – raising a total of about $3.3M in industry member fees; federal, non-federal, and state funds; capital support; in-kind contributions; and enhancement projects.

  • Zimmer Biomet and Medtronic became new industry members in 2016.

  • Two institutions signed MOUs to join the CDMI as affiliate sites: Allegheny Singer Research Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

  • The CDMI secured additional funds from FDA to further pursue research on scoliosis growth rods and thus help FDA develop guidelines for the evaluation of such devices.

  • Of the 13 funded projects in 2015-2016, results were published in 37 abstracts and manuscripts.

 
University of Toledo:
  • Dr. Vijay Goel evaluated different sacroiliac joint dysfunction fixation techniques. 

  • Drs. Anand Agarwal and Vijay Goel developed a Finite Element model of the spine that can be used as a platform to assess the biomechanics of various fixation devices. 

  • Drs. Cengiz Gomleksiz and Joseph Zavatsky evaluated three new innovative surgical procedures: one for the treatment of proximal junctional kyphosis; other, for the fixation of a spinal segment, and the last one, a new technique to place pedicle screws in the thoracic spine. 

  • Dr. Anand Agarwal developed a low cost minimally invasive growth rod system for the fixation of pediatric scoliosis spines. 

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