The RUSNANO’s FIEP Startup Has Begun Supplying Kazakhstan with Cranioplates That Halve the Surgical Time
The CML AT Medical engineering company has started supplying cranioplates to Kazakhstan, enabling them to halve their surgical time. CML AT Medical operates at the Northwest Technology Transfer Centre (NWTTC), which is part of the RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP) investment network.
The first surgery using a customized product set produced by CML AT Medical was successfully carried out at the National Neurosurgery Centre in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, in April 2021. The neurosurgeons noted the accuracy of the positioning of the cranioplate on the patient’s skull, thereby reducing the surgical time by an average of half.
A cranioplate is a printed implant to replace damaged areas of the skull and dura mater resulting from trauma or surgery. The product allows the closure of injured bone areas of almost all sizes, localizations, and shapes, achieving high functional and cosmetic results in the post-surgery period.
CML AT Medical designs cranioplates individually based on CT scans, replicating the bony architecture of an individual’s skull. Together with the plate, an anatomical model of the injured area is made for pre-surgery planning. The use of the product set reduces the duration of the surgical procedure, allows the use of fewer fixation elements, and reduces the likelihood of post-surgery complications. The CML AT Medical cranioplates have a mesh structure and are manufactured from titanium alloy using additive technology. This reduces the weight of the product while ensuring high strength and good osseointegration (ingrowth) of the implant.
In the past three years, more than 150 surgeries have been carried out in Russia using CML AT Medical cranioplates. “As a result of our successful cooperation with the Neurosurgery Centre, we have new business partners in Kazakhstan interested in supplying and promoting the products of the engineering center in the republic,” says Yana Chekryzhova, CML AT Medical Director.
The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.
The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Sergey Kulikov.
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CML AT Medical designs products at the interface of medical and engineering competences taking into account the requirements of the doctor and the specifics of production technologies. Its valuable asset is the development of individual endoprosthesis with improved osseointegration on the basis of patient’s Computed Tomography scans, fixing screws and plates for them, serial medical products and instruments. Thanks to the established partner network in 3D printing, machining, distribution and registration, the company is able to provide fast and efficient production of medical products from various materials.
For more information about the company, visit cmlatmed.ru.