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TactSense Technology

TactSense Technology aims to provide robotic surgical systems with the sense of touch so patients can receive safer and more efficient care.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 0
  • Website gust.com

Company Summary

Despite many benefits, minimally-invasive surgery has been limited by the absence of tactile feedback to the surgeon. TactSense Technologies develops minimally-invasive surgical instrument with a proprietary sensor platform that will provide the surgeon with tactile feedback. At this stage we are seeking $750,000 in funding for R&D operations to prepare for the FDA approval process.

Team

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    Paul Joseph Johnson
    Mr.

    Paul Johnson completed his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah where he worked to develop a novel biomedical sensing system for more accurate monitoring of intra-abdominal pressure. Now as a medical student at the University of Pittsburgh, Paul sees his career in medicine as a way to improve healthcare through the innovation of novel devices and solutions.

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    Umamaheswar Duvvuri
    Dr.

    Umamaheswar Duvvuri is a practicing head and neck surgeon/oncologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Duvvuri has special interests in treating both benign and malignant tumors, and in minimally invasive endoscopic and robotic surgery of the head and neck. Dr. Duvvuri's research interests lie in the development of unique surgical instruments and methods for improving minimally-invasive head and neck surgery.

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    Willard Richards
    Mr.

    Willard Richards has a background in startups, management, technology as well as experience in fortune 100 companies. Willard will graduate with his JD and MBA from Wake Forest University, where he won an award in Venture Capital Investment Competition.

Advisors

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    R. Whitney Johnson
    Lawyer
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    Grayden Johnson
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Michael G. Wells Student Entrepreneurship Award
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    National Robobowl Competition
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