Our top priority is the development of new and highly innovative implants for trauma surgery. We therefore cooperateclosely with our clients. The upmost priority is tomeet the clinical requirements and optimize the use and handling of the medical devices.Benefitfromour knowledge and longstanding experience in product development:
By using calculationalgorithms and simulation,development costs can be minimized essentially. The use of modern materials increases significantly the loading capacity and functionality. Through production oriented construction, material expenses can be decreased and earnings can be increased.
Via requirement specifications we are able to response to the specificrequirements and needs of our customer. Requirement specifications are the foundation of further development and decision making. We put great emphasis on personal support and consultation of our clients. OTM supports you to meetthe posed requirements during development with high priority for being successful on/inthe market on an ongoing basis.
During the stage of conception, OTM convinces with creativity and systematics. The use of suitable methods provides incentives for new ideas, which is strengthened by the large interdisciplinary network OTM is able to offer you. Thereby the time of development can be decreased significantly. Based on the given requirements, we acquire principal solutions and concepts in a systematic way which will be verified during the ongoing process of development and will be developed further with our client and the end user.
The conception of our implants is based on longstanding scientific examinations. Our customers benefit from our experience. Extensive data sets of various human bones extracted of high-definition CT-images help us to create averaged bone models and determine specific land marks. In this way, bones can be fractured virtually and the ideal implant geometry can be determined by using virtual implantation. The comparison withestablished implant systems allows us to quantify differences and work out unique selling points. Those insights can be used for public relation activities as well as for scientific publications.
It’s our aim to guarantee our customer the optimal functionality of the implants within a defined time and financial context. The CAD construction is done based on the compiled requirement specifications taking into account the occurring work load and stresses as well as manufacturing and pricing
Our supported data formats are amongst others:
- Inventor (.ipt, .iam)
- Catia (.CATpart, .CATproduct)
- AutoCAD (.dwg)
- ProEngineer (.g, .neu)
- Solid Edge (.par, .asm)
- SolidWorks (.sldprt, .sldasm)
- STEP-data (.step, .stp. .ste)
- SAT-data (.sat)
- STL-data (.stl)
The right material selection plays an important role in the development of a medical product sinceit is the material which mainly defines the biocompatibility of the product which is needed for approval.
The use of modern materials allows a higher work load and improved functionality. OTM chooses the used materials independently from resource suppliers but nevertheless offers you a great network of suppliers and manufacturers.
The simulation of the physical behavior of products is an essential part of an efficient developing process. Throughthe use of modern simulation [e.g.:Abaqus, Ansys) and calculation methods (e.g.SimPack, MKS), OTM is able to decrease the developing time needed and recognizes mistakes in early stages of development.
Prototypes are used for a certain and mandatory verification of the function and usability of the constructed product. The broadly based network of manufacturers and own shops enables OTM to realize accurate and reliable prototypes. This way, our customers benefit from an early check-up of their product which can be corrected easily if needed.
Proof of Usability
A high usability of the product is crucial for a positive approval in the clinical environment and relevant for the success of the product. For an objective evaluation, OTM uses established validation methods (expert interviews, workshops, questionnaires, reconstruction of OR conditions) and thereby enables early detection of potential improvements.
The testing of the prototypes is executed under standardized and physiological correct conditions. Therefore, OTM provides multiple static and dynamic testing benches. Benefit from our longstanding know how in component testing. All testing benches can be constructed individually in order to provide best possible evidence concerning durability and strength.