The ZiNIT Project: The Milestones

 

Major milestones already completed include:

  • Seed funding to date: $500,000 (personal, 100% ownership)
  • IP: 2 US and 1 Australian patents granted with more pending worldwide
  • Durability testing in porcine Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) explants (Gen 1)
  • Human TMJ (compassionate use, Gen1): 9 operated joints, 3 in service over 5 years, ave. service >600 days
  • Hip proof of concept trials completed (Gen 1): 3 ovine, 7 canine
  • Gen 2 minor modification: easier surgical placement, enhanced durability & retention and drug-eluting option