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OsseoPulse Osseointegration System

Accelerates bone healing after dental implant surgery

OsseoPulse’s light treatment technology safely, effectively and non-invasively accelerates early wound healing, implant loading and bone regeneration following oral surgery and dental implants.

The Challenge

With a proof-of-concept prototype in hand and no in-house engineering team, Biolux approached StarFish to help bring their technology to market. They wanted to resolve a human factors issue of adapting their technology to variable facial geometries and address the technical challenge of preventing the device from overheating while safely increasing the power of the light treatment. StarFish leveraged electronics, mechanical design, user interface design and human factors to develop a device that could be commercialized and transferred to manufacture.

How StarFish Helped

  • Tested and refined the design for a more ergonomic, aesthetic headset that facilitated a variety of facial geometries
  • Developed electronic handset & operator interface
  • Developed a heat management system
  • Created protective disposables for the headset contact areas
  • Supported a distributor through regulatory approval in Asia
  • Detailed design & manufacturing transfer under ISO13485
  • Provided ongoing manufacturing & sustaining engineering services

The Results

  • Received 510(k) marketing clearance for OrthoPulse™ from the US Food and Drug Administration
  • Received approval for sale by Health Canada & CE Mark regulatory approval
  • Received regulatory approvals in Australia, New Zealand, and other countries
  • Received a Red Dot Design Award Honourable Mention 2010

Client: Biolux Research Ltd.

Tags: dental surgery, hmi, light therapy, therapeutic device, ui, ux

Working with StarFish has been really good. Their biggest advantage is that they have a formal product development process that ensures a good quality result.

StarFish has so many different services that you can be confident your project is being addressed comprehensively. We could not create these resources internally.

StarFish is a very fair and honest company. Their people are highly responsive and willing to go the extra mile. They do what they say they’re going to do and share the goal of a successful, long-term relationship.

Kevin Strange
CEO, Biolux Research Ltd.