Remote-Controlled Craniofacial Distractor System

Project Information

Problem

Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is used to treat craniofacial disorders. Significant limitations, such as the procedure having an external component that protrudes through the skin, has slowed its adoption

Solution

A fully-buried distractor for the cranio-maxillofacial skeleton

Technology Type

Diagnostic

Aids with identifying the nature and cause(s) of a clinical problem or illness

Facilitator

Increases the efficacy of a clinical process or procedure

Therapeutic

Enables healing from or treatment of an illness or clinical problem

Monitor

Records/shares data as on-going surveillance of a clinical problem, process or procedure

PI/Inventor(s)

Jesse Taylor, MD

Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (CHOP)

Ari Wes, MD

Michael Hast, PhD

Director of Biedermann Lab for Orthopedic Surgery

Company Formed

Ostiio

Cohort

2017-2018