Project title: An elastomeric motion-preserving implant to treat lumbar spine osteoarthritis as an alternative to fusion
Lumbar spine osteoarthritis starts with degenerative changes in the intervertebral disc. Surgical treatment options are available but only for advanced stages of disc degeneration.
The Kunovus System has been developed for an early-stage intervention in disc degeneration patients to avoid invasive and expensive spinal surgery. The System delivers a biomaterial to the inner core of the disc which cures in situ and forms a bespoke prosthetic, restoring the biomechanical integrity of the intervertebral disc.
The primary objective of this feasibility study is to trial our novel disc replacement device in patients scheduled for a discectomy procedure. Extensive preclinical testing, including biocompatibility, toxicology, biomechanical, and animal studies have been conducted on the device. A human research ethics committee has assessed the device and preclinical test data and approved the device and procedure for trial in Sydney (NSW).
BMTH Round: Two
State: New South Wales
- MTPConnect Grant: $998,600
- Industry Contribution: $880,063
Duration: April 2020 - March 2022
Contact: Uphar Chamoli