Over three million operations are performed that require identification of the ureters annually in the U.S.
$54K Per Complication Involving
Up to 2% of these cases results in ureteral injury, incurring a cost of $54,000 per identified injury.
$3.2B Annual Burden to
This results in a burden of $3.2 billion dollars to the healthcare industry in the U.S. alone.
Over three million surgical procedures are done each year in the US that require identification of the ureters. Preoperative placement of ureteral stents to assist in this process are costly, and do not prevent ureteral injury from occurring. Alternatively, extensive tissue dissection to identify the ureters is time consuming and itself risks injury.
Allotrope may remove the need for additional pre and post-operative procedures, and may identify the ureter to prevent injuries before they occur.
Easy to Use
Intuitive design, single button action for usage.
Single use design.
May be used to identify and localize ureters while also serving as a blunt dissection tool.
No Preoperative Procedures
May avoid cystoscopy and Urology consults.
Increase Surgical Efficiency
May decrease extensive ureter dissection and tissue crushing.
No Foreign Object Placement
May avoid preoperative ureteral stent placements that are costly and carry their own risks.
Allotrope is dedicated to assisting surgeons in quickly and easily identifying the ureters during a procedure with an intuitive handheld device.
Albert Huang MD, Founder/CEO
Dr. Huang has trained in world-class institutions including Harvard, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania and the University of Rochester. He has over a decade of industrial design experience combined with tissue engineering and surgical training. Dr. Huang understands the issues in the hospital and OR environment, as well as the culture and workflow of these complex spaces. With his expertise, he is able to address heath care problems while ensuring optimum adoption.