AOT wins Swiss Medtech Award

Congratulations to the team of AOT (Advanced Osteotomy Tools) AG: They won the CTI Swiss Medtech Award 2015 of CHF 15'000. The winning project is a system by which a robot can precisely cut bones contact free with laser.

A well-programmed robot with navigation and laser technology can operate far more precisely than even the best of surgeons. The AOT team has developped CARLO, a Computer-Assisted, Robot-guided Laser Osteotome. This system processes several hundred megabytes of data per second and can make its own decisions based on sensor data. A first procedure using CARLO is planned for 2016 as part of a CTI project. Learn more about CARLO in this video.

Since its start in 1997, the CTI Medtech Initiative has supported some 500 projects. CTI Medtech has two objectives: to support innovation and the competitiveness of Swiss medical technology and to stimulate knowledge transfer. In 2014, CTI approved 36 projects and awarded federal grants of CHF 10.5 million.