1. Adient Medical

Kristopher Sturgis

September 27, 2016

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1. Adient Medical

Founded in 2012, Adient Medical (Pearland, TX) was created to provide new absorbable medical devices that can take the place of traditional implants that require surgery or other invasive procedures to be removed or replaced over time. The company has been working in collaboration with the University of Texas to develop a new absorbable vascular filter than can help prevent pulmonary embolisms.

The technology would become the world's first absorbable inferior vena cava filter, and could help prevent pulmonary embolisms, a condition that claims the lives of 100,000 to 300,000 patients in the U.S. each year. Traditional IVC filters are implanted to capture any blood clots that have broken loose from the legs and begin to make their way to the heart or lungs. This new technology could help prevent embolisms with minimal complications, and remove the need for costly removal procedures and related complications that can arise from traditional IVC filters. 

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Kristopher Sturgis

Kristopher Sturgis is a freelance contributor to MD+DI.

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