FOUNDERS

Kerry & Kathryn Logan

Co-Founders

Kerry Logan ABD in engineering at Purdue and Kathryn Logan with a BS degree in supervision from Purdue, served as primary caregivers for their Mother who was severely disabled for 30 years. She suffered from diabetes, strokes, high blood pressure and was nearly blind. Due to her condition, she had many wound care needs. To improve the quality of life for her, they invented and designed a unique pneumatic compression device (PCD) that provided what they saw as clinic-grade treatment in their own home. The device enabled her to keep both of her legs, despite recommended amputation. Further, AVT’s device enabled rapid wound healing from ulcers common to other diabetic patients and those with poor circulation or arterial insufficiencies. Their Mother’s doctors were so impressed with the device they urged them to start a business to manufacture the device so that more patients could access this technology in-home, at a reduced cost.

PROFILE

AVT is a seed stage start-up that seeks to provide patients with circulatory problems with low-cost non-invasive options to increase their quality of life while allowing them to remain in their homes. AVT is doing this through innovative medical devices starting with a safe, low-cost portable pneumatic compression devices to aid those patients with poor circulation that are at risk for amputation. The AVT PCD is undergoing final prototype development with funding from a USDA SBIR Phase I grant. In a physician-sponsored pilot, the AVT PCD shows efficacy in increasing circulation >100% in 12 patients with the worst circulatory diseases.

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Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Purdue@WestGate, Odon, IN