Location: Ithaca, New York United States
Company: Cornell Biomedical Device
Number of times previously entering contest: never
Inspired by: We, the Cornell University Biomedical Device, are a team of 18 multidisciplinary undergraduate students formed under a shared interest for biomedical device innovation to further advance healthcare. There still exist many deficiencies in the cost-efficiency and efficacy of devices being used in surgery — often due to lack of better technology and unregulated pricings that create excessive and needless financial burdens for those seeking medical aid. Specifically, in orthopedic surgery, we were taken aback by how the surgical screw had not been significantly updated since its inception, despite its clear shortcomings. We wanted to create a device that would be less damaging and more suited for the human bone, hence FastenPro was born. As aspiring physicians and biomedical engineers, we are inspired to decrease costs while creating devices that provide solutions to problems in the biotech industry. The decisions and ideas we make now will be the foundation in which we shape our future.