Promoting Innovation

Farshid Guilak, PhD
Department of Orthopaedics, Washington University

Suzanne M Tabbaa, PhD
Manager, Market Development, Biologics

Researchers at all levels have been invited to participate in this exciting competition. Finalists have been selected!  Teams will pitch their innovative bench to market ideas to our expert panel of judges that will include members from industry and those that have been successful in bringing their idea to market.

Following the live competition there will be a reception where participants, leadership, and judges will network.

*Advanced registration required.

Finalists that will participate in the Live Competition, Friday, March 9, 2018

Adaptable Ortho Innovations
Adaptable Ortho Innovations (AOI)creates innovative products that provide a custom fit to every patient, every time
Laurel Kuxhaus, A. Martin Clark

Detechture Devices
Detechture Devices is an orthopaedic device company that develops instrumented implants to monitor fracture healing
Monica C. Lin, Chelsea Bahney

Far Cortex Anchor (FCA)
The problem addressed by FCA is that with the current popular anchor paradigm, many large RTC tears cannot be repaired, or if repaired, have recurrent tear
Jeremi Leasure, Daniel Martin

Flex Technology
Flex Technology is a research and development company owned by William Krause, PhD which has developed, patented and licensed to a major orthopedic
William Krause, Larry Bowman

ProteaPex Theraputics LLC
ProteaPex Therapeutics, LLC (PxTx) has developed an innovative disease modifying therapeutic technology to treat post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA)
Marina D’Angelo, Jeffrey Boily

Semi-Finalists participating in the ORS Business Plan Poster Competition

Bonsano Medical Inc.
Bonsano Medical is a company founded and funded by orthopedic surgeon and ORS member Daniel L. Martin, MD, for commercialization of a proximal humerus fracture (PHF) device/technique that was developed over ten years with 50 personal clinical cases
Daniel L. Martin, Jeremi Leasure

Osteofortis is a technology that leverages progesterone signaling to boost bone mass accrual and prevent Osteofortis development
Alexander Kot, Sophia Liang

Micro Macro Testing
The BESTEST™ increases the likelihood of correctly quantifying the actual risk of osteoporosis-related fracture, providing a low cost complement to the tools currently in use and assuring a better management of the patient
Francesca Cosmi, Alessandra Nicolosi

Patient Specific Orthopaedics
A company specialized in patient-specific orthopedics. Its aim is to plan surgery and to fabricate surgical guides to aid in computer-guided orthopedic surgery
Mahmoud A. Hafez, Abdul-Rahman Elshafei

Precision OS Technology
Precision OS will objectify orthopedic surgical education, improve surgeon expertise with the end goal of improving patient outcomes. Precision OS allows the surgeon to enhance their skill through tactile, anatomic and metric feedback towards “deliberate expert practice”
Colin O’Connor, Roberto Olveira, Danny Goel

SteriDev is a medical device company dedicated to the safe and efficient delivery of current healthcare innovations
Robert Zondervan, Andrew Raser

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Jola Lewsza at [email protected].

The ORS Business Plan Competition considers all submitted business plans as confidential.  However, due to the nature of the event, we cannot guarantee complete confidentiality for proprietary matters.  The ORS and organizers of the competition are not responsible for any proprietary information and/or intellectual property included in the business plan.   The protection of sensitive materials; intellectual property, copyright, or patent confidentiality is the sole responsibility of the team participating in the competition.  Non-disclosure agreements will not be signed by judges, mentors, organizers, or staff associated with the business plan competition.