The Start of Something New
2020 is a new beginning for us with ramped-up collaboration and partnership ventures: Our focus will be on the surgical process, that is, technologies used in patient care as it relates to the integration of all data basing solutions including archives and registries (we call this the "operational layer" please see this short Note for reference.)
Here are just a few of the inventions we have in our arsenal:
1. Onesys Navigator software (ON) including mobile applications thereof (OMN)
Products available via SaaS, white label or supplier licensing.
2. The Onesys Medical Card (OMC) which allows for the storage and distribution of pertinent health information using a chip-based smart card.
Product available as white label or through intermediaries as a physician-performed service.
In addition, we are working on a 3rd generation navigator based on our experience working on the arm robot navigator ("1st generation navigator") and working with contemporary optical navigation systems ("2nd generation navigators")
We're about to disrupt surgical navigation. Again.
It is our intention to form a hub specializing in surgical navigation and medtech in Finland. The reasons for the location are the numerous advantages of the locality, climate (business as well as actual) and extensive networks with local health care as well as medtech verticals. Further, IPR, innovation and other intangible asset generation is becoming central to local enterprise.
For this purpose we require capital. We view the current climate (as of Q2 2020) as opportune for specifically our kind of business case, based on development and possession of relevant innovative technologies with global potential.
All Onesys products are HIPAA-compliant and where necessary, FDA-approved.
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The Oulu University has a uniquely advantagenous position as a technology hub and center for developing standards of care: The medical-, technical-, and natural sciences faculties all reside under a single administrative roof in a single university.
Medtech has brought together doctors, engineers and physicians over the past 30 years through the Program of Medical Technology, which has allowed for a level of dedication and competence come together in a formidably concise package, ranking well globally.
Onesys Medical (Onesys Oy) was formed in part due to this unique environment.
This is why we take the idea that only through business and enterprise can science truly be applied in meaningful, transformative ways, as given.
The Onesys Navigator System was first developed at the Oulu University Central Hospital Neurosurgical Research Unit which was specialized in the development of cutting-edge neurosurgical operations and visualization.
The unit was the first of its kind in Finland to utilize state-of-the-art image-guided surgical methodologies, whether by means of ultrasound, neuronavigation or iMRI.
OUH has been the site where many of our products were first envisioned, which in turn was aided by the ESKO-EHR's dynamic and functional application interface - this conceptualized the need for the ON as an integrator of image and text data from multiple sources into single glances for clinical use.
UofM Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery:
We've worked through the Oulu Neurosurgical Research Unit in collaboration with the U of M:
It was at the U of M Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery that we demonstrated for the first time the use of imaging in image-guided surgery as part of neurosurgical operation in the United States. (1992-1993)
In the 2000's we also piloted our ON software and successfully integrated to the local EHR, PACS/DICOM and other image repositories. Later, as part of on-going research projects when the U of M changed to the Epic EMR system, the ON was once more successfully integrated into altogether 3 separate EHRs, demonstrating that the ON is a truly vendor-neutral EHR integrator.
The University of Minnesota is one of the most powerful hubs of medtech in the world. Specifically, the Medical Alley medtech cluster is one-of-a-kind and helped Onesys get its initial bearings as to how collaboration could (and should) be executed with such varied stakeholders as a university, private medtech company and surgical units.
For purposes of scale: The companies and organizations represented at Medical Alley collectively employ 500,000 people. For context the entirety of the European Union employs some 675,000 all-told (Medtech Europe 2018). The Nordic countries employ just 5,000 (OECD 2015).
The central role of a university in local R&D has in part influenced the business outlook and strategy of Onesys - it is a template we believe can be replicated with time and patience; it is our interest to see this sort of no-nonsense, no-hype activity become a central characteristic of the Finnish innovation gambit.
Tieto (now TietoEVRY) represents Finnish EHR know-how. TietoEVRy is a major ICT solutions provider in the Nordics, whose EHRs (Effica, LifeCare) are primarily utilized in Finland.
This family of EHRs is the fourth to which the ON has been successfully integrated, showcasing cross-functionality.
The functionality is based on a first-party integration, meaning that the ON is not offered as a cloud service or a separate architecture, but rather can be seamlessly integrated directly with the EHR on-site and on-premises at minimal cost and necessitating no expensive hardware installation. This also means that in the unlikely scenario of a blackout or other critical issues causing fluctuations with the internet connection, operations can continue without disruption.
Epic is an American EHR provider that brooks no introduction. One of the original pioneers in the field, they're one of the largest operators globally.
Epic is primarily known as the provider behind the "Apotti-system", but Onesys has a track record with Epic and we are intimately aware of the company's vision and culture. (see U of M Medical Center for more).
Philips is Europe's largest medtech actor.
The company acquired the rights to the Finnish iMRI, which was one of our joint projects.
Part of the project saw the ON being integrated with Philips technology together with the ESKO-EHR, which aided in the efficient utilization of massive amount of MRI images together with integrated text and other data from varied databases.
Mayo Clinic is world-renowned as a hub of surgical innovation and one of the largest non-profit sharing private healthcare service providers in the United States.
Our work with Mayo Clinic was instrumental in shaping our model of collaboration between stakeholders.
Birkmann Clinic Oy, a Finnish specialist's clinic, was founded on similar founding principles as Mayo: A non-profit sharing clinic applying, piloting and utilizing new technologies for singular purpose of improving patient outcomes.
Elekta AB is a notable Nordic medtech company.
Our first product, the Oulu Neuronavigator System was commercialized by Elekta AB, to whom all rights were eventually sold.
The underlying patented invention of the "principle common axis" has been cited over 395 times as of Q4 2019, with latest citation the same year.
Birkmann Clinic is a non-profit sharing healthcare service provider in rural Myrskyla, roughly 1 hour's drive away from the capital city of Helsinki.
It is our view that it is challenging if not outright impossible to genuinely combine the rigorous demands of specialist care and surgery, with maximizing of dividends together, ultimately with innovative application of new technologies.
In addition there is a demand for healthcare service providers who include research and teaching as part of their core offering.
Birkmann Clinic guarantees that Onesys products are genuinely field-tested in patient care.
Bad ideas are pruned quickly.
*This list assumes that at least 2 out of the 3 following conditions are met:
1. The collaboration resulted in a product with a minimum market value of 200 million euros
2. The collaboration has been on equal terms and not as subsidiary or "free stuff"
3. The projects began as collaboration were also successively concluded within budget - we do not term "promising results" as collaboration but as trials. These we have a number of not mentioned here.