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Suturing with Light

Objective

"The proponents aim to establish an international leading company in the field of innovative medical devices for laser eye surgery, keratoplasty in particular (cornea transplantation): the objective is to become pioneers in the field of ophthalmic surgery with a novel surgical technique of cornea laser welding for keratoplasty called SWeetLight (suturing with light). The specific aim is realise a medical device able to:
• improve the quality and the overall precision of the keratoplasty,
• standardize the surgical treatment by enhancing surgeon skills using robotic platform adopting collaborative control system to optimize the welding task of corneal wounds.
• strongly reduce the risk of rejection and also of astigmatism, also respecting and preserving the donor’s cornea,
• reduce the duration of the post-hospitalization phase: faster and safer visual recovery (fast “back to work”)
• reduce the dependency of the intervention from the surgeon skills.
From “business” point of view the objective is to reach the Break Even Point (BEP) at the end of year #2, and a value of revenues of € 4 million at the end of year #5.
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Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pathology
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/optical sensors
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/surgery
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/ophthalmology
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/transplantation
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2014
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

EKYMED SRL
Address
Via Teullie Pietro 11
20136 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000

Participants (1)

FASTENICA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 32
56025 Pontedera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)