The combination of surface treatments, oxidization and RF magnetron sputtering
Koatum is a 7th Commercialization Reactor-born med-tech startup, founded in Riga, Latvia (2014) with an aim to introduce its unique know-how to the industry of medical body implants.
The usage of implantable products of medical engineering, such as dental, orthopaedic or reconstructive implants, has become a common surgical practice. While the industry is constantly expanding due to additional products and methods being introduced, the major direction for research and development remains the same – medical implants should be made safer, capable of faster healing and faster bio-integration, less prone to any risks of rejections and inflammations. This is achieved by coating medical implants or modifying the morphology of their surface in order to increase the chances of faster biointegration. The coatings currently offered by manufacturers feature a limited set of biointegrational possibilities, only having a one-layer composition.
By applying its know-how in implant coating, Koatum created a fully functional multi-layered hybrid coating with layers being completely different in their purpose and characteristics. A fully treated implant, thus, guarantees a complete isolation from patient’s body and a structure, which is maximally similar to the human bone. No similar solutions are currently being offered by the industry.
Latvian science startups have raised over €5M investment, and are looking to double this figure soon. Meanwhile, a new lineup of 10-15 select science technologies will be paired with entrepreneurial co-founders at Commercialization Reactor’s annual Ignition Event on November 4-5 in Riga.
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Koatum, a Riga-based startup developing hybrid bioactive medical implant coatings, was voted as the winner of Life Sciences Baltics 2016 startup Pitch Challenge by a 8-strong jury on Thursday.
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Ceturtdien, 15. septembrī, Lietuvas galvaspilsētā Viļņā norisinājās foruma ‘Life Sciences Baltics 2016’ start-up uzņēmumu īsās prezentācijas (pitch), un divi veiksmīgākie šajā konkursā bija startapi no Latvijas.