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Inventure 2011 AutoRhexis


by Christopher Giardina, Rebeca Bowden, Jorge Baro, Kanitha Kim, Khaled Kashlan, and Shane Saunders


AutoRhexis is an innovative instrument designed to improve cataract surgery. The inventors include (from left to right) Khaled Kashlan (Biomedical Engineering, Suwannee, Georgia); Shane Saunders (Mechanical Engineering, Moultrie, Georgia); Christopher Giardina (Biomedical Engineering, Alpharetta, Georgia); Rebeca Bowden (Biomedical Engineering, Athens, Georgia); Jorge Baro (Biomedical Engineering, Duluth, Georgia); and Kanitha Kim (Mechanical Engineering, Gaithersburg, Maryland).

The inventors state that the "Inventure Prize will provide us with the patent rights to protect our ideas, the funds to propel our invention into the testing stages, and ultimately, the opportunity to develop a device which will make cataract surgery safer and less expensive."

Watch the InVenture Prize @ Georgia Tech live on Wednesday, March 9th at 7pm on Georgia Public Broadcasting to see if AutoRhexis will win!