Summary of the technology
From the cooperation between Ventura Medical Technologies and Hospital Parc TaulÃ, a new method, Taulinoplastia, and a new surgery kit, Pectus Up, are born to correct the Pectus Excavatum. This new technique presents suitable advantages over current used methods.
Pectus Up is a set of tools and implants manufactured with the aim of treating Pectus Excavatum with the Taulinoplastia, being less painful and with a reduced post-operative time than other methods.
Description of the technology
The Pectus Excavatum is a congenital deformity of the chest wall, which is characterized by concave shape of the chest, known as the "funnel". The sternum inward sinking is generating pressure on vital organs of the chest, restricting their growth potential, causing shortness of breath and difficulty for breathing. This malformation occurs in 1 out of 800 children and is the most common congenital anomaly of the chest wall (90%). The disease manifests slightly worse at birth and during childhood and adolescence. Ventura Medical Technologies along with the Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, have developed a new surgical method (Taulinoplastia) and a new product (Surgery Pectus Up Kit) to fix the Pectus Excavatum, substantially reducing the danger of the surgery and the recovery time postoperative complications.
The Pectus Up Surgery Kit consists of a plate with a functional design, several bone fixations and a set of tools that enable Taulinoplastia performance. All Pectus Up Surgery Kit items comply with current regulations regarding materials and treatments, therefore the implant is completely bio inert for the human body. In addition, all necessary studies have been conducted in order the product is fulfilling its function.
Main advantages of its use
- This new surgery technique presents the following main advantages: minimally invasive treatment, minimal loss of blood, much shorter time surgery, no risk of damaging the heart or other organs, small incisions, not intensive cares requirement, much shorter recovery time and standard device sizes. Currently, there are not disadvantages described.
- Pectus Up is an innovative device which requires an external procedure for its placement at subcutaneous tissue level.
Biological Sciences, Engineering, Hydrogen production, Surgery, Molecular design Technology, Genetic Engineering / Molecular Biology, Medical Health related, Molecular design Market, Production services, Engineering services, Pectus Excavatum, Pectus Plate, Pectus Up, Medical devices, Design & Production Engineering.
About Ventura Medical Technologies
Technology Transfer Office from SpainVentura Medical Technologies
Technology Transfer Office from Spain Ventura Medical Technologies is focused on developing medical technologies to provide suitable and ingenious solutions to health problems. To reach this aim, Ventura Medical Technologies has an interdisciplinary professional group and reliable partners to turn new ideas into finished products. The company is open to accept projects that are in gestation process due to its vocation of leadership in research and innovation.