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Osiris Biomed 3D was the Grand Prize winner of a $10,000 check at the Greater Philadelphia Veteran Network’s (GPVN) 2nd Annual Veteran Entrepreneur “Shark Tank” Business Pitch Event held Thursday November 6th at The Hub, Philadelphia. Similar to the popular television show “Shark Tank,” five aspiring veteran entrepreneurs pitched their business plans to a panel of local CEOs to win the grand prize.

Osiris Biomed 3D is a biomedical company that plans to offer 3D printed patient-specific implants made in real-time from patients’ own medical scans using proprietary software. Upon FDA approval, surgeons will be able to use their system to design and print custom implants for immediate use in their surgeries. 

CEO Theodore Gerstle, MD (USMA 1999), COO Christopher Gerstle, Esq, and VP Nathan Gargus, MD (USMA 2000) are seeking funding for their company.

“It’s only been a few hours since last night's event and already we have heard from veterans all across the country offering their congratulations and support. The response from the veteran community has been overwhelming, and we are tremendously honored and grateful to the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network for this opportunity. As veterans and health care providers we are passionate about improving patient care and providing improved solutions and better outcomes for trauma patients.3D medical device printing provides many opportunities to improve patient care and decrease health care costs. We believe we are uniquely positioned to bring lifesaving and life improving changes to the current standard of care for military and civilian patients alike. This prize money from the GPVN will allow us to pursue our goal of bringing our product to market.Thank you to all of America’s veterans. While my brother, Chris, and I have always known that we can never truly repay the debt we owe our veteran heroes, this outpouring of support from my fellow veterans has humbled us even further. We are extremely grateful!” said Dr. Gerstle.

Osiris Biomed 3D has applied for a patent for single anesthetic reconstructive surgery, which will allow a patient to be scanned, a custom device or implant printed, sterilized and surgically implanted “on the operating table,” or - all in one surgery. At present, high cost, poor fit and long lead times for custom implants and models limit patient accessibility and overall health outcomes. Osiris Biomed 3D’s innovative business model will decrease the lead time to surgery, decrease the number of surgical operations and hospital visits for patients, and decrease cost to both hospitals and patients. Further, Osiris Biomed 3D’s highly mobile 3D printing CONEX for the military can establish operating suites in a theater of operations, reducing time to surgery for wounded soldiers, decreasing costs, and drastically decreasing inventories.

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