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Apollo Implants LLCBy Apollo Implants LLC
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Apollo Implants LLCBy Apollo Implants LLC
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$158
pledged of $250,000pledged of $250,000 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 8 2014 1:35 AM UTC +00:00

About

Medical advancements aren’t made in cold laboratories by robots, they are made by people.  The really great ones are pursued by people who have a passion for what they are trying to help.  For our small group our passion is back pain, something that affects millions of people.  Very few people haven’t been touched by a family member or friend who is dealing with a form of back pain.  We’ve spent years working to get a new medical technology to the people who need it, back pain sufferers.

Every year 400,000 people have to make a difficult decision on how to treat their back pain from disc problems.  Each year we take to get this technology where it needs to be, 400,000 people are going to have to settle for what is available for their choice of treating their back pain.  We want to get this safer alternative to their doctors to give them some safer options for their patients.  We also need to show the interest people have to get this injectable disc.  A crowd funding effort will accomplish both of these, and we want to get past our next two goals as fast as possible.

Our spinal implant technology is a method of constructing an artificial disc replacement inside the disc space without removing the tendons and anatomy stabilizing the spine.  Basically we found a way of only replacing the part that is defective, the disc nucleus.  This method will be a vastly safer and more physically stable procedure than fusing or complete replacement.  But as you can imagine, there is a long road to go from creation to surgery room.

For this we need your assistance.  Our goal is as follows; if we reach $250,000 we get to do the stress study and initial implant lab testing, if we reach $500,000 we also get to do the hematological assays and start investigating volunteer trials, anything over the $500,000 goes to fund a grant proposal designed to offer treatments for spinal injuries to injured vets.  We know these are some big goals, but if everyone dealing with back pain just puts a dollar towards this we can have this to hospitals in just a few years rather than over a decade of funding it on our own.  It will get done, we believe in it that much, how fast is up to all of us now.

This effort is to show the patient and market interest while getting through the first stages as cost effectively as possible.  With the right support we can get this implant to patients as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.  Together we can save hundreds of thousands of patients and give them safer surgical options.

Our CEO made us structure this as a purely study funding effort.  He, nor our staff, will be pulling any salaries from this effort.  Everything left after the costs of the processing and mailing the keepsakes and team photos will go straight into studies to get this spinal implant to back pain suffers as quickly as possible.

Risks and challenges

All of our development steps are already in place, with physicians ready to test and evaluate the implants. Fulfillment should only have delays if the crystal keepsakes take longer to print than expected, or if the test implants are delayed from the independent lab we have to send them to for testing. We have labs and hospitals ready to go for each step that we achieve funding for, and plan on having extra implant models to scan should there be any delays at the lab. Our main goal is to get through these next steps as efficiently as possible to get this implant to the patients who need it.

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    You will receive twitter updates of the development and testing. Keeping you up to date on the creation of our newest spinal implant.

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    Personalized letter of thanks from the inventor of the Apollo Disc, including results of the testing and digital image of the Apollo Implants team with the best test model.

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    4x6 Glossy print of the Apollo Implants team and seperate print of the implant itself. Also you get the personalized letter of thanks from the inventor, along with the testing results as well.

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    You get your glossy prints plus an Apollo Implants LLC logo key chain to show your support for spine health.

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    You get the previous rewards, along with a crystal 3d print of our implant in a decorative historical keepsake. You can have a crystal representation of the newest medical device that will help treat back pain and keep hundreds of thousands of patients mobile.

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