Development of a Total Temporomandibular Joint Replacement – NuFossa

May 15, 2014

Served as the Corporate Medical Director of a pseudo company (Buffalo Head & Neck Ltd.) that was assigned the role to develop a novel TMJ replacement. The company successfully achieved the required goal and developed an implant that mimicked the natural profile of the skull, was customizable according to patient needs and had minimum wear particle generation. The pyrolytic carbon implant (Brand Name- NuFossa®) thus developed was truly unique in its design and application. 

Further, I served as one of the spokespersons for the company who presented the design, manufacturing, testing and marketing strategies being adopted to a group of experts in the TMJ field. The project gave an insight into the internal working of small startup companies and provided a valuable team building experience. 

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