BIOTME S.L. currently has two lines of development, supported by different research teams. In the first, we are focused on offering to the market medical simulators for increasingly advanced techniques, investigating with other materials that complement our Biotme® gel, a non-aqueous mineral oil-based material, it is rot-proof, does not dry and depending on its composition It can have different physicochemical properties. By adding different compounds in different concentrations, we can vary, among other properties, the acoustic impedance index so that the entire spectrum of biological samples can be simulated using ultrasound techniques.
In the second line of development we are working on custom reinforced removable thermoplastic orthoses to adapt them to low temperatures.
In a transversal way, another use that has been detected for the GLB BIOTME® is for the field of forensic medicine. We manufacture transparent BALLISTIC BLOCKS used for trials and forensics of knives and firearms. On the other hand, the blocks we manufacture are within the parameters of the FBI and NATO.
Development of new materials for medical simulation
With GEL BIOTME®, anatomical models compatible with various visualization techniques (ECO, CT, Rx) have been developed. The addition of additives at different concentrations allows us to vary the acoustic impedance index in a way that simulates the spectrum of anatomical tissues.
We are developing prototypes in a medical field of current relevance and demand, which is aesthetic medicine. We have a prototype of the stomach to carry out endoscopic practices through the upper route that we will soon offer to the market for stomach reduction interventions using gastric balloon or the Apollo® method, and interventions for various types of lesions.
We are also developing equipment based on other materials to combine them with our gel, among which are some types of polymers.
SPLINT BIOTME® PROJECT
DEVELOPMENT OF REINFORCED REMOVABLE ORTHOSES
We are working on custom reinforced removable thermoplastic orthoses to adapt them to low temperatures with the INMA research group of the School of Engineering of the University of Extremadura. We start from the composite of layers of a low temperature thermoplastic and fibers that give the composite mechanical resistance, in this way we introduce improvements to the existing orthoses on the market, with application in the specialties of traumatology, physiotherapy and orthopedics.
The most developed and well-known application is the manufacture of splints that are easy to fit and that they obtain a mechanical resistance much superior to those that currently exist on the market. They are being developed by size according to the lesions to be treated and performed expressly for each patient. They have a placement time of 15 minutes