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Tech Transfer: Spinal Clamp

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 12, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 21:52

Guests: Anton Bowden, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering at BYU; Aubrie Taylor, Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering at BYU; Mike Alder of BYU’s Technology Transfer Office  Back pain is the most disabling condition in the world and costs billions of dollars to treat every year. An increasing number of people are opting to undergo surgery fusing some of the bones in the spine – even though spinal fusion offers mixed results. In the lab of BYU mechanical engineering professor Anton Bowden, the focus is developing technology to support the spine in less-invasive ways that don’t require removing or fusing bones.