Start-ups.

Funding 

RetrieV

 

RetrieV is a revolutionary new suture passer system with patented needle technology to improve arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip. Stronger, stiffer, smaller but using the same surgery techniques RetrieV is well-positioned to disrupt this nearly $800 Million orthopedic market. 

IN DEVELOPMENT

Fingy 3D

 

www.fingy3d.com

 

A simple, functional, totally 3D printed Finger for less than $50.

 

According to research, there are about 50,000 new finger amputations that occur yearly in the United States; and over 1 million without some part of a digit. Prosthetic use can be limited due to access and cost.

 

The goal for our team was clear. We wanted to bring finger prosthetics to the masses by creating a simple completely 3D printed finger prosthetic that can be ordered online in 10 minutes and cost less than 50 dollars.

 

Simple in design but optimized in form; Fingy solves many problems.

Here is a video podium presentation of Fingy given at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting Oct 16-19th 2020, San Francisco.

(A version of this presentation was also presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2020 in Chicago and American Society for Surgery of the Hand in San Antonio 2020.)

 

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PILOT STUDY COMPLETED

HandEd

 

Reduced work hours and funding have fueled an increase in simulation-based training for surgery residency programs. Certain simulation training can fail to enhance skills because of availability, cost, or low fidelity. There is a growing interest among training programs for a cost-effective surgical simulator to improve the basic skills and muscle memory of residents. We have developed H4nd3d to help trainees improve their proprioceptive and operative skills.

See our new pilot trial information here. 

"Awesome simulator! Felt realistic, would be awesome to continue using for ongoing practice"

"This should be used in all orthopedic and plastic surgery training programs"

Stanford University Division of Plastic Surgery Residents

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IN DEVELOPMENT 

SNAPS

 

Over 6 Million patients are treated with an eye shield following surgeries such as cataract, retina, lasik, and reconstruction. According to research, 53% of those patients state the shields are uncomfortable which negatively affects compliance and outcomes. Approached by a Retina surgeon from Florida our team created a unique eye shield that is comfortable, easy to place, removable, and reusable. This premium shield has market disruption potential.

IN DEVELOPMENT 

Viking Needle

 

The Viking Needle is a revolutionary new technology with patented shape-changing technology to improve arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip. Stronger, stiffer, smaller but using the same surgery techniques Viking is well-positioned to disrupt this nearly $800 Million orthopedic market. 

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IN DEVELOPMENT

Radian

 

Chronic Fecal Incontinence is a serious problem that disrupts tens of millions of lives around the world. Evidence suggests that breakdowns in the bowel-brain communication pathway are the root cause of chronic fecal incontinence. While more conservative therapies focus on the bowel and related muscles, Electronic bowel control therapy targets the nerves, which is thought to help restore normal bowel function. Radian is an innovative device to assist surgeons in placing the stimulator correctly. Better placement leads to better patient results.

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IN DEVELOPMENT

Octopus

 

Octopus Rib Fixation is a patent-pending, innovative non-operative solution to improve rib stability following trauma. Elderly patients who sustain blunt chest trauma have mortality and morbidity rates that are twice the corresponding rates prevalent among the younger population. See the impact of Rib Fractures in this Annals of Thoracic Medicine Article on Rib Fracture in Geriatric Patients.

An SBIR to the National Science Foundation was Submitted in March 2021.

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IN DEVELOPMENT + BENCHTOP

ScarChargr

 

The Global Scar Removal Treatment Market is expected to reach $15 billion by the end of 2022. Current OTC scar products are widely utilized to reduce scar thickness and pigmentation while increasing pliability. This new patented dressing  provides the optimal moisture retention, gas exchange, and pressure to reduce scar appearance and improve quality. The dressing recruits and aligns fibroblasts at the site of the wound. Our research was recently presented at the American College of Surgeons 2019 national meeting. 

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IN DEVELOPMENT

MoodZzz

 

Bipolar disorder and Anxiety disorders significantly affect millions of Americans annually. A regional psychiatrist shared a method she has used to assist her patients by tracking their sleep and activity patterns objectively with wearable technology. Identifying triggers for mood changes can improve health, wellness, and productivity. Using the App and wearable technology the MoodZzz technology can help patients enjoy a better quality of life and help their doctors keep them there.

IN DEVELOPMENT 

Claire LaPlante Project

 

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is an advanced life support measure that is used in cardiopulmonary failure. An amazing young woman named Claire LaPlante required the use of ECMO in her battle with Adenovirus. In her memory, a team of highly motivated engineers and doctors are determined to innovate solutions to improve this technology for the next patient.

Please visit https://laplantefoundation.com/ to learn more about Claire LaPlante.