torc2 Ltd is a UK Private Limited Company set up in the autumn of 2013 and registered at Companies House under reference 8606592.
The Company is based in Coventry in the West Midlands and is developing a new process for the production of medical splints and casts that will have a major impact on children suffering from limb conditions that cause walking difficulties.
torc2 Ltd is run by a small group of passionate individuals supported by a wider team of professionals in the fields of Orthopaedics, Medical Device manufacturing and Motion Capture software development. The torc2 process is covered by Patent Applications and a Patent Cooperation Treaty application that allows for filing in strategic territories around the World at a future date.
Key to the process is an innovative thermoplastics compound that has the property to be thermally moulded at a temperature comfortable for skin contact, but which is a semi-rigid rubberlike solid at body temperatures.
This property when applied to splint and cast production by the latest techniques of additive layer manufacturing allows for the creation of patient specific products via a rapid methodology offering real benefits in delivery time, accuracy, comfort and ease of adjustment.
The unwavering support we have received to date has been incredibly positive and pivotal in encouraging us to reach our present position.
From the initial groundbreaking meeting with members of the University of Warwick’s Medical School we have continued to benefit from the advice and guidance from highly respected Orthopaedic Surgeons who have expressed their belief in the project and the benefits that will follow from the clinical approval and implementation of the various cast and splint products under development.
We have also been included as a strategic partner in a Coventry City Initiative Program aimed at the establishment of a Centre of Excellence Gait Analysis Department at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
The Gait Centre will be the flagship for the use of 3D Technology and the torc2 system to create specialist orthotic devices within a day or two of the patient’s visit instead of the current method which can take up to 10 to 12 weeks.
We have secured the assistance of The Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry whose extensive knowledge of Additive Layer Manufacturing will be harnessed to help with the bespoke nature of the devices and The University of Warwick will assist with the technological solutions for modelling with the torc2 compound.
Additional design support from Coventry University’s Health and Design Technology Institute has also been obtained.
And last, but by no means least, we have the assistance of Coventry based RDM Group Ltd who will be making their manufacturing expertise and extensive production facilities available to us for clinical trial prototypes.