An international company has developed an affordable laparoscopically enabled ac recovery machine, which could revolutionize the lives of thousands of families.
The device, a machine capable of restoring an intact tonsil for a fraction of the cost of the standard procedure, is available to the public through a Kickstarter campaign, with backers pledging $50 per unit.
In addition to the laparoscope and tonsil, patients are also given a prescription for a pain reliever and an anti-inflammatory.
The machine costs $100 per unit, but backers are offering a discount if the device is used by an adult.
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The company, Acretopix, was founded in 2007 by doctors and pharmacists who are now part of a team at the University of California, San Francisco.
The team is looking to raise $150,000 to begin manufacturing the device, which has been tested on animals, and hopes to be ready for patients in time for Thanksgiving.
The company is also working on a patent-pending device that will allow for the extraction of tonsils from children with cancer, which it hopes to use in tandem with other treatments.
“We are currently working on clinical trials to determine how well our therapy works in the real world and also how it would affect children,” CEO and cofounder Michael Siegel told The Associated Press.