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The Sensiband Story

How two orthopedic surgeons identified a problem and broke new ground in preventive care.

The Sensiband Team

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Mitchell Reiter, M.D.


Named as a New Jersey Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly for more than a decade, Dr. Mitchell Reiter is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in spinal surgery. 

Dr. Reiter is widely published in medical books and scientific journals. His research interests include studies on techniques to reduce scar tissue formation that occurs following spinal operations, biologic adjuncts to improve spinal fusion, and the biomechanics of spinal fixation.

Dr. Reiter is a graduate of the six-year combined B.S.-M.D. Honors Program in Medical Education at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He then completed a five-year orthopedic residency at the University of Miami followed by a one-year fellowship in spinal surgery at Emory University.

Portrait of Mark Drzala, M.D.
Mark Drzala, M.D.


Recognized as a Top Doctor in New Jersey for nine consecutive years, Dr. Mark Drzala is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic spinal surgeon. 

Dr. Drzala has extensively published and lectured in the field of spinal surgery and is active in multiple medical societies, both locally and nationally including the North American Spine Society, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School. Subsequently, he completed one year of training in spinal surgery at the San Francisco Combined Orthopedic Residency Training Program Spine Fellowship.

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Michael Campagna


Michael Campagna is a 25 year plus veteran of the medical device market and also a Patented Medical Device Inventor.

 He has been awarded five U.S. Patents and five international patents in the fields of spinal surgery, neurosurgery, radiolucent surgical positioners & table systems, and radiolucent surgical robotics. 

 At Sensiband, Michael’s specialties include patent prosecution, trademarks, biomedical engineering, manufacturing, regulatory, logistics, and more. He is excited to help bring the unique vision of Sensiband to a national audience.

Why were so many patients who underwent routine metal implant procedures experiencing such poor outcomes? 

Drs. Mark Drzala and Mitchell Reiter in surgery

But they couldn’t help but wonder, was there something everybody was missing?

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Allergies hit home

The final straw

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The problems with traditional metal allergy tests

Once they began looking into implant allergies, Drs. Drzala and Reiter were shocked to discover that patients are rarely tested for metal allergies. Not to mention the fact that current test techniques are inconvenient, expensive, and burdened with limitations.

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Skin patch testing

Skin patch testing is a costly, uncomfortable procedure that requires multiple doctor’s visits. You cannot get the patches wet, which means you cannot shower, bathe, swim, or even exercise with the patches in place.

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Blood testing

Blood testing is equivalent to a T cell lymphocyte transformation test. It’s a promising technology, but it is not widely available, and extremely expensive. And right now, the value of the results remains not fully understood.

Though the medical establishment did not appear focused on this problem, their sense that this problem was bigger than people realized was confirmed when the head of the FDA released a statement in 2019 alerting the medical community that patients are experiencing adverse responses to implants. 

 As it said in the report, “It’s clear more work needs to be done.” 

Sensiband: An easier way to detect metal allergies

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Sensiband metal allergy test

The medical kit contains the 7 most commonly used implant metals:

The medical community is starting to recognize the significance of metal allergies

Drs. Drzala and Reiter developed Sensiband to empower patients to make more informed healthcare decisions. A positive allergic response with Sensiband should be discussed with your doctor and possibly prompt referral for more advanced testing.

Sensiband metal allergy test
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Mission Statement

The Sensiband team is dedicated to using the science of metal allergy detection to empower our customers in the hopes of reducing the pain and suffering caused by adverse reactions to medical implants, piercings, and jewelry, so that all whom our work touches may live their best lives.