Alternating Magnetic Fields Eradicate Infection and Eliminate Need for Surgery
Solenic Medical Inc. is a medical device company developing an innovative non-invasive treatment for infected metallic implants in the body. Using technology invented at the University of Texas Southwestern, Solenic will leverage the unique properties of alternating magnetic fields (AMF) generated from external coils to eradicate biofilm on the surface of medical implants. This non-invasive treatment addresses a major complication of various surgeries, such as knee and hip replacements, as well as in trauma related implants such as plates and rods. This is particularly important given an aging population and the rapid increase in the number of these procedures being performed every year. Solenic’s AMF technology has the potential to completely replace the very expensive and risky two-step revision surgical procedure, which is the current standard of care for chronic infections on medical implants.