Research and Development

Early stage commercialisation efforts are underway along three fronts with partners from Europe and Australia.

Image-Guided Surgery

Our work in navigation systems for neurosurgery and orthopaedics aims to widen the routine use of computer aided surgery in dental implantology. Efforts underway focus on pre-operative virtual planning in conjunction with live tracking of surgical instruments and use of surgical guides can provide valuable assistance with correct implant placement in difficult clinical cases.

Research underway is focused on simplifying the procedures and tools for routine implant surgery using navigation while achieving an acceptable clinical accuracy. Specific examples include:

maxillofacial surgeons to provide solutions through advanced manufacturing methods, including selective laser sintering (SLS) and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) technology. The company recently launched ImplaNav™ – an innovative system in oral implantology and image-guided-surgery. 

Expansion of capacity to import ENT tracking technology into navigation systems

Expansion of capacity to import ENT tracking technology into navigation systems

IGS applied to Total Knee Replacement surgery

Expansion of capacity to import ENT tracking technology into navigation systems

Joint Arthroplasty PSI Systems

BresMedical has been applying its biomedical software expertise to the design of new systems for patient-specific instrumentation. Research is currently focusing on:

Enabling the adoption of different prosthetic systems with their respective alignment and resection parameters

Optimising PSI design to produce highly accurate transfers of virtual planning onto the actual patient

ReTool™

The ReTool™ line of orthodontic cutters are laser crafted and machine finished. Comprised of surgical stainless steel, the replaceable cutting tips are constructed of a durable tungsten carbide to provide superior strength. The long ergonomic handles ensure a comfortable grip while a pin joint provides reliable smooth action and ensures the tips align perfectly. Round, smooth edges ensure maximum patient comfort and safety.

Each cutter comes with replacement tips in an autoclave sterile housing cartridge. The novel cartridge feature, patented in both Australia and the United States, eliminates the time and expense of tip refurbishment. Removing and replacing a blunt tip is quick and hygienic. No disruption in patient care; no need for multiple cutters.

Research

Cellular Structures for Osseointegration

Our research aims to develop methodology and software tools to generate conformal cellular structure for integration into the designs of complex parts at selected locations to reduce weight and material usage.

A particular focus is the application of cellular structures to implantable prostheses used in maxillofacial and orthopaedic surgery to promote osseointegration. Working parts are 3D manufactured in both Cobalt Chrome and Titanium alloys using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) technology and PA2200 (biocompatible Nylon) using selective laser sintering (SLS) technology.

3D Multifunctional coatings for biomedical applications

Our research aims to develop methodology and software tools to generate conformal cellular structure for integration into the designs of complex parts at selected locations to reduce weight and material usage.

A particular focus is the application of cellular structures to implantable prostheses used in maxillofacial and orthopaedic surgery to promote osseointegration. Working parts are 3D manufactured in both Cobalt Chrome and Titanium alloys using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) technology and PA2200 (biocompatible Nylon) using selective laser sintering (SLS) technology.

Medical Image processing frameworks

The main outputs of this research have been the ImplaNav and Free Form Design software and customised vertical applications for planning orthopaedic surgery.

We are looking to integrate more visualisation/interaction frameworks for processing medical images including VTK, OpenMAF, OpenCV, ITK, OpenCascade and Cinder.

Patient Specific Solutions

Patient Specific Instrumentation (PSI)

Joint arthroplasties such as total knee, ankle, shoulder and hip replacement require removal of bone tissue prior to the insertion of the prosthetic component. Pre-operative surgical planning helps the surgeon plan the bone resection in order to restore mechanical alignment. The choice and preparation of the resection surfaces is therefore paramount for the success of the surgical procedure.

Patient Specific Instrumentation (PSI) enables the surgeon to transfer virtual planning onto the actual patient during surgery and thus accurately perform main resection or pinning procedures.

Virtual planning software for total joint arthroplasty – customised to a specific implant system

Patient virtual planning remote management via secure access

PSI design according to virtual planning

PSI manufacture via selective laser sintering (SLS) technology

RAM Anatomical Models

RAM (Rapid Anatomical Models) are patient-specific anatomical replicas to assist physicians and dental practitioners with diagnosis, pre-surgery evaluation, planning and operation simulation. BresMedical offers three varieties of models to provide surgeons with a better understanding of patient anatomy.

Designed from subject-specific CT scan data our RAMrapida models are an exact 3D replica of the patient’s anatomy and can be ready for delivery within 48 hours from order. Our RAMsterile range is designed for use under operating conditions. Our RAMdue range provides two duplicate anatomical models, one for pre-surgery simulation and an optional sterilised model for use during surgery

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