Ultra-Modern Engineering of Devices and Tools for Spinal Surgeons

Spinal deformity surgery is demanding, painstaking, exacting work for orthopedic surgeons. Carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive hand movements during surgery is a leading cause of disability and early retirement. This high-tech engineering firm is built to deliver spinal deformity surgeons a comprehensive system of ultra-modern implants and instrumentation systems. The engineering team is surgeon-facing and collaborates to customize these complex instrumentation systems to a deformity surgeon’s exact surgical technique and specification. These devices are leading the market by moving away from traditional machined alloys and toward 3D printed technologies due to superior bone integration of porous titanium. The implant technologies dramatically lower the physical toll of doing surgery. 

Device Reduces Coagulation Time and, Therefore, Blood Loss

Massive, life-threatening blood loss can occur from trauma, surgery, childbirth, gastrointestinal bleeding, and more. Nearly 200,000 people die each year in the US due to blood loss associated with injury. In all emergency bleeding cases, there is an urgent need for efficient plasma transfusion to halt the bleeding. However, recent studies have shown that regular plasma fails to stop massive bleeding while other treatments show low efficacy and increased mortality risk. This company's external device effectively extracts specific plasma proteins responsible for dissolving blood clots. The treated plasma produced by the device accelerates coagulation and reduces blood loss compared to regular plasma. The company’s life-saving technology is protected by strong and wide IP coverage.

Smart Phone Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death among adults over 40, the # 1 killer of student athletes, and leads to over 300,000 deaths per year in the U.S. TAGG would like to introduce you to a medical device company whose lead product is a smart-phone powered Automated External Defibrillator. Four major pain points of current AED’s are that they are bulky, intimidating to use, lack connectivity, and are expensive, leading to extremely limited access. REVIVE is not only more mobile, lightweight, user-friendly, and affordable than any other AED on the market, but is also the first Internet of Things connected AED in the U.S., opening up entirely new market segments and regions with the goal of bringing AEDs to the masses.

Treat Cancer & Autoimmune Diseases by Filtering Immune System Suppressors outside Body

What if you could treat serious diseases by simply filtering the blood as you do with kidney dialysis? TAGG's client has an affordable, non-drug based cancer therapy that does not exhibit the side effects and complications common in oncology. Scientific and clinical literature shows that “blocking factors” suppress the immune system and contribute to cancer growth. Using a process similar to dialysis, the company's device filters out these “blocking factors” released by cancer cells. This allows the immune system to directly attack the cancer while enhancing the effects of other cancer treatments. This enables the body’s immune system to fight terminal and chronic diseases safely and cost effectively, but as a medical device. This medical device classification accelerates market entry.

Device Developer for Ophthalmology

Imagine dilating a patient’s eyes quickly (mydriasis), without eye drops, tears and tissues, and without the patient needing sunglasses for hours afterwards. This company’s devices service the vision market: optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians. With this Company’s non-invasive device, patients’ eyes are dilated within 2-3 minutes and return to normal size within 10 minutes. Physicians can enlarge pupils without the need for eye drops (e.g., atropine, tropicamide). Recent test results show pupils dilate by up to 2mm in less than two minutes vs. 20 to 30 minutes with conventional eye drops. The result is that ophthalmologists are able to see patients faster and complete necessary fundus exams. This Company has also invented a non-invasive, easy-to-use, hand-held, cost-effective instrument to measure intraocular pressure. The measurement can be taken with the hand-held version of the device or the device may be attached to a slit lamp or other apparatus. The device is so easy to use that it may even be used by the patient at home, simplifying the monitoring of glaucoma. 

On-Line Anatomical Therapy – A Virtual Physical Therapist

Musculoskeletal pain is the leading cause of absenteeism and costs $1,250 per employee per year in medical and work related costs. Companies pay an average of $500K per 1000 employees annually for neck and back pain only. This company has developed the world’s first and only online anatomical therapy system – a virtual physical therapist. The system allows pain sufferers to access customized treatment and relief via a series of thousands of physical therapy algorithms and online tutorials. The service can replicate face-to face-therapy and deliver significant results. Currently the product is sold directly to national and global organizations that recognize the impact musculoskeletal claim costs are having on their profitability and productivity. 

Tool to Clear Turf, Croplands, and Pastures of Burs and Stickers

Whether you are walking through the woods, putting your freshly groomed show horse in a pasture, growing hay or other grains, producing grains for food, or producing agricultural products, burs present a problem. They hurt human hands and feet, stick to your clothes, cause medical problems for foraging animals, diminish the value of recreational property, and reduce the value of items in the food chain. The only way to prevent them is to use pre-emergent chemicals with their inherent toxicity. Until now. TAGG's client has a 100% non-toxic, environmentally safe, easy-to-use way to rid the landscape of pesky burs. The solution is inexpensive compared to chemical alternatives and gives you an alternative to clear large swaths of land quickly. 

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