Bringing orthopedic implant surgery to the era of precision medicine
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 485 000
|November 2015 - August 2016
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project, called PRECIIS, was to refine innovation ideas for ground-breaking precision improvements in orthopedics, and also to build a strong consortium to realize them. This has been accomplished. Now there are a number of concrete ideas to replace the handicraft character and reactive efforts in today´s orthopedic surgery with precise planning, operation and monitoring. In addition, the consortium has grown considerably - eight additional parties have joined, including a large group of healthcare providers, being the main requirement owners.
Expected results and effects
The project´s main result is a solid plan for how the ideas will be realized in the further steps in the UDI program. Improvements within reach are less invasive surgery, more individualized care, early detection of complications and less resource consumption. In the long term great commercial success for Swedish companies in the field is expected, especially on the international market.
Planned approach and implementation
The project´s approach to refine innovation ideas, based on an analysis of stakeholders and needs, has been as follows. The area was divided into five tracks, each with a leader that carried out an analysis based on literature, interviews, statistics, discussions and personal experiences. The analyses have been presented and discussed at meetings and workshops within the project. The project management supported the track leaders and compiled the material, and also made contacts to expand the consortium. The project has well followed the plan described in the application.