2008

BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) Innovation Prize in Medical Technology

2009 - 2013

BMBF "IDA" Joint Project

  1. Proof-of-principle

  2. Laboratory reference system

2014 - 2016BMWi (German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy) EXIST research transfer project "IDentUS"

 

Phases I & II

  1. Proof-of-concept

  2. In-vitro prototype

2016

High-Tech Gründerfonds
Seed financing

  1. In vivo prototype

  2. Clinical data

The young company already looks back on a successful history

An aging society and the growing demand for oral hygiene and aesthetics are the main drivers of the CAD/CAM market, pushing towards a complete digitalization of the process chain in the foreseeable future. 

 

Dentists have been reporting the limitations of current impression technologies for many years. This dissatisfaction provided us with inspiration for a new development in digital impression-taking. We believe that introducing high-resolution ultrasound technology into dental practices will lead to treatment process optimization as well as increased patient-comfort. This revolution in digital impressions thus has benefits for both practitioner and patient. 

 

The company was founded by past employees of the Chair of Medical Engineering of RWTH Aachen University and thus benefits from many years of expertise in the research and development of high-frequency ultrasound.  A wide network of researchers, industrial partners and investors provides a pool of resources to ensure the company’s sustainable growth.

Our team

Thorsten Vollborn

Founder & Product Manager

As a past member of staff at the Chair of Medical Engineering, Thorsten and his team developed the first ultrasound-based dental scanner.  

 

In his current role he now provides an interface between users in dental practices and product development. He designs, constructs and tests every tangible element of the product.

Daniel Habor

Founder & Development Manager

Daniel oversees the development of electronics and scan system firmware.

The Control system and ultrasound electronics are his speciality. He has been involved in the project since day one and gained prior experience during several projects at the Chair of Medical Engineering.

Fabrice Chuembou Pekam

Founder & Head of Software Development

Fabrice is in charge of implementing the software aspects of the system. 

 

3D processing of ultrasound data and the development of user-friendly and practical 

interfaces are his core responsibilities.  Since the IDA project he has been closely involved in system component development as scientific researcher at the Chair.

Christopher Steinfelsner

Founder & Managing Director

Christopher joined the team in 2014 and has been responsible for company operations since the start of the EXIST phase.

 

Finances, strategic development, supplier management and product cost planning fall within his scope of responsibility.

Advisory Board

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Heger

Professor at the University of Mannheim, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, specialist in ultrasound technology and imaging techniques.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Radermacher

Head of the Institute of Medical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, expert in medical device development and Usability Engineering.

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Joachim Tinschert

Dental practitioner with dental clinic in Aachen, lecturer at the University Hospital in Aachen, responsible for clinical evaluations of the system.

Partners & Investors