Spin-offs

 

Bn’ML – Behavioral & Molecular Lab appears in 2012 as a spin-off of the Portuguese University of Minho (UMinho), in close association with the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS – member of the PT Government ICVS/3B’s – Associate Laboratory), from the School of Medicine of the UMinho.

Bn’ML aims to differentiate itself by constant innovation and application of methods and technologies optimized and patented by its body of research, as well as by the excellence and quality of the services offered.

iCognitus – IT Solutions, Ltd. is a software development company based in Portugal. It was founded in 2013, in close association with the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS – member of the PT Government ICVS/3B’s – Associate Laboratory), from the School of Medicine of the University of Minho.

iCognitus was created with the aim of supplying high quality software products and services to its customers worldwide. At iCognitus, we understand that cutting edge solutions that define the future are not built by asking the usual questions. We don’t find them on the tried and tested path. From our experience, we know that it takes imagination, perseverance, and courage to innovate. Our first solution is a software for computer based assessments, medQuizz®.

The iSurgical3D is a company founded in 2010, full dedicated to research, development and marketing of prosthetics and orthotics and other medical devices to use in patients based on 3D technologies.

The iSurgical3D was born from a research project conducted by researchers at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (member of the PT Government ICVS/3B’s – Associate Laboratory), from the School of Medicine of the University of Minho (UMinho), and the Departments of Mechanical and Industrial Electronics, from the School of Engineering of UMinho, in collaboration with clinicians at the Hospital of São João, Porto. This project aimed to find an electro-mechanical platform based in 3D technologies for virtual modelation of implants for the correction of Pectus Excavatum by the Nuss procedure. The success of this project, whose intellectual property has now been patented, was the basis of the spirit that led to the creation of iSurgical3D, Spin-Off of the UMinho. Currently, iSurgical3D is developing a strategy to extend its methodology to other human diseases, including correction of Pectus Carinatum, scoliosis and dental molding.