Distinctly, the spirit of cooperation harkens back to the dawning of
an era, some 4-5 years ago, when Dr. Péter Maróti presented his research
regarding the development of clinical prostheses to Mr. Csaba Csóka,
Managing Director, Corvus-Med Ltd. The corporate interest spawned an
immediate response to the researcher's topic, including the potentiality
in using 3D technology.
The first joint project in which the 3D Center participated stretches
back to 2016, and was in support of the development of a limb
prosthesis using newly enhanced technological achievements. The
technology of the commonly referred to, ”myoelectric” upper limb
prosthesis has since developed as the basis for a patent supported by
the PTE Innovation Committee. The developers are hopeful the result of
their cooperative project will soon become a tangible product.
Today, a professional investor is interested in development (Creative
Accelerator). If and when the investment contract is signed, the
university’s ’spin-off’ entity projects the potential business value at
more than 30 million forints regarding the later phases in development.
In consideration of the 3D Center, this is the first collaboration
with a permanent third-party contractor based on consistent levels of
professional collaboration. In practice, Corvus-Med, Ltd. rents their
workspace which is adjacent to the 3D Center ensuring close cooperation.
Collaborative effort is based on R, D & I agreements and benefits
from the physical proximity of various corporate entities.
The implementation of 3D technologies in the development, production
processes and the new problem-solving approaches of the 3D Center offer
many new possibilities in support of its varied operations. From another
perspective, the decades of manufacturing and application experience
enured at Corvus-Med, Kft., in the field of prosthetics represent an
invaluable knowledge base from which the PTE 3D Center professionals can
Another aspect bearing relevance is the recent relocation of
Corvus-Med, Kft., including its complete portfolio of services to the
new site. The obvious business advantage assures patients will be seen
here, resulting in a single environment intent on achieving its
corporate goals while improving a multitude of aspects in treating
patients. The newly renovated environment now includes a medical clinic,
a gymnastic physiotherapist, and a laboratory (in which the prosthesis
undergoes transformation from the prototype to a highly customized
prosthesis, exclusive to the patient. The windfall means patients no
longer are compelled to wander between sites and now appreciate
immediate access to the entirety of professional medical services they
are seeking. Additionally, Medical and prosthesis designer professionals
can directly experience production and witness up close, implementation
In addition to the synergistic approach to the development and
production processes, cooperation also offers the possibility of
launching specific training courses in support of students. Initially, a
joint training program regarding orthopedic technicians is planned in
cooperation with the Medical School, Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technology (representative of the theoretical background)
and Corvus-Med, Kft., which provides the practical background.
Participants in the training program thus will enjoy the benefits in
working with one of the leading corporate entities in the field of
prosthetics throughout Hungary, while the 3D Center will align itself
towards demonstrating the latest innovative technologies in production
at a university-level, theoretical background.
Interestingly, Corvus-Med, Kft. is also the regional representative
of Otto Bock, which is currently one of the leading manufacturers and
developers of prosthetic devices worldwide, hence, the knowledge
Corvus-Med, Kft. provides may draw global appeal.
In the near future, a corporate goal will be the effective launch of a
host of training programs at the university level in areas closely
related to the physician-engineer field.