HSS Innovation Center

Life Sciences: Pipeline Technologies

The HSS Innovation Center is interested in partnering with industry, investors, and entrepreneurs to commercialize our portfolio of technologies available for licensing. If interested in our pipeline technologies below or to discuss licensing options, please contact us at innovation@hss.edu.

  • Hydrogel Technologies

    PI: Suzanne Maher, PhD; Russell Warren, MD
    Description: Solid, porous, and fiber embedded hydrogel scaffolds to repair cartilage and soft tissue defects. Products include an osteochondral implant and total meniscus repair.

  • Drug Delivery Implant

    PI: Robert Hotchkiss, MD
    Description: Drug delivery platform provides sustained, controlled local release of therapeutics to bones and joint spaces. Preclinical testing with dexamethasone.

  • Total Elbow Implant and Instrumentation

    PI: Robert Hotchkiss, MD; Mark Figgie, MD; Timothy Wright, PhD; Joseph Lipman; Darrick Lo
    Description: Total elbow replacement system with instrumentation and modular design to provide intraoperative flexibility for the surgeon.

  • Annulus Repair Patch

    PI: Joshua Schroeder, MD; Frank Cammisa, MD; Celeste Abjornson,PhD
    Description: Novel material platform for annulus repair following discectomy.


Implants and Devices

Technology Type Description
Hydrogel Technologies Implant Solid, porous, and fiber embedded hydrogel scaffolds to repair cartilage and soft tissue defects. Osteochondral implant and a total meniscus repair solution.
Drug Delivery Implant Device/Drug Drug delivery platform provides sustained, controlled local release of therapeutics to bones and joint spaces. Preclinical testing with dexamethasone.
External Fixation Device Device Dynamic upper extremity external fixation device to stabilize and rehabilitate stiff joints after surgery or traumatic injury.
Total Elbow Implant and Instrumentation Implant Total elbow replacement system with instrumentation and modular design to provide intraoperative flexibility for the surgeon.
Annulus Repair Patch Implant Novel material platform for annulus repair following discectomy.
Implant for PRP Retention Implant Degradable suture sac for retention of PRP at the surgical site.
Revision Knee System Implant Novel revision knee system with unique geometries for additional stability.
Dynamic Brace Device An upper-extremity brace that dynamically configures to a patient’s body part to provide appropriate forces to reduce fracture or misalignment.
Locking Mechanism for Tibial Component Device Orthopedic prosthetic device for improving the retaining mechanism of the tibial component of a knee prosthesis.
Racheting Bone Screw Device Adjustable bone screw having a rotational ratcheting mechanism to modify the bone screw length in patient’s bone tissue.
Bio-Incorporated Docking Device Implant A hollow sheath that bonds to bone in a stable and durable fashion to rigidly fix a prosthetic to bone or convert a hemi implant to a total implant.

To discuss licensing options or to learn more about our technologies, contact us at innovation@hss.edu.