May 2014-August 2014 It all started as an academic project
During summer of 2014, Dr. Pankaj (Physician),Nikhil ( engineer) and Devanshi (designer) were assembled into a interdisciplinary team as School of international Biodesign intern (previously known as Stanford India Biodesign) at AIIMS -Delhi. With Objective to find a need in orthopedics, Team explored and stratified ~160 observations. What team found attractive is problems occurring with current orthopedic casts i.e POP,Glass fiber cast. There are many unsolved problems in casts such as Itching, irritation, bad odor, continuous discomfort, non washability, skin related problems, iatrogenic injuries because of cast saw, unnoticeable compartment syndrome, wound infection and so on. Team along with faculty from SiB, AIIMS, and IIT-delhi conceptualized and developed a cast named FlexiOH™. We finished early prototyping , concept validation and specification development by end of our internship.
Nov 2014 Department of Biotechnology - Government of India filed patent for technology
December 2014 FlexiOH™ was showcased for first time in public during Med-Tech summit IX at New Delhi, India
March 2015 FlexiOH™ team received prestigious BIRAC-SRISHTI Gandhian Award at Rashtrapatibhavan of India
Team also won INR 1.5 M award for technology development as part of BIRAC-SRISHTI Gandhian Award
May -2015Dr. Pankaj and team formed a startup named OrthoHeal Private Limited on 15 May 2015 in Vadodara, Gujarat and requested for licence of the technology to DBT-Government of India
Aug-2015 OrthoHeal Private Limited has received license from Government of India for further development and commercialization of technology
March 2016 FlexiOH technology has been selected for top 50 innovation under DST- Lockheed Martin India Innovation growth program
July 2016 Awarded Biotechnology ignition grant of INR 4.9 M from BIRAC-DBT
Oct 2017 FlexiOH™ technology had been showcased publicly at India's largest medical exhibition Medicall Expo at Mumbai in October 2017
Nov 2017 Dr. Pankaj from OrthoHeal Pvt Ltd visited SLUSH 2017 event held in Finland along with other delegates from Government of India under startup India program
OrthoHeal showcased its product FlexiOH™ and RizyCure™ at Medicall 2018 held at Hyderabad
OrthoHeal with its product ready - FlexiOH™ and RizyCure™ at Medicall 2018 held at Chennai received good public response nationally as well as internationally
Dec 2018 FlexiOH™ technology was commercially launched at MedTech Summit 2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi bu School of International Biodesign (SiB) under Department of BioTechnology, Government of India
FlexiOH™ technology was exhibited in Futuristic Technology Exhibition 2019 at Science City, Ahmedabad.
FlexiOH™ technology was exhibited in Arab Health 2019 at Dubai, UAE.
OrthoHeal exhibited its FlexiOH™ technology in GOACON 2019 held at YMCA International Center, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Feb 2019 OrthoHeal with its FlexiOH™ technology in 2nd International Exhibition & Conference - CII Health Tech India 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.
OrthoHeal with its new orthopedic immobilization technology - FlexiOH™ at BioAsia 2019 at HICC, Hyderabad, India.
The new orthopedic immobilization technology - FlexiOH™ has been exhibited at AAOS 2019 for the first time in United States at Sands Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Pankaj Chhatrala from OrthoHeal participated in Latitude 59 event held at Tallinn, Estonia. Under 'Make in India' programme top 5 innovations sent by the initiative of Government of India through BIRAC showcasing absolute washable orthopedic immobilization technology - FlexiOH™ .
OrthoHeal exhibited FlexiOH® technology variants in Arab Health 2020 Exhibition held at World Trade Center, Dubai.
May 2021OrthoHeal participated with pediatrics versions of FlexiOH® product variants in POSNA 2021 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas.