Improving Global dental health through.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR CARIES PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT.
Reminova will enhance the health and wellbeing of the global population through better dental care.
Launched in 2014, Reminova Ltd is developing technologies in the fields of Caries treatment, prevention and management, as well as tooth whitening.
Based on prior work by Professor Nigel B Pitts and Dr Chris Longbottom of Kings College London, Reminova Ltd aims to commercialise new technologies in these fields, developing new in-office solutions for the dentistry sector and bringing applications beyond this to the consumer market.
No more drill and fill
Dental caries, also known as tooth decay or (in the USA) a cavity, is a disease, bacterially mediated, that causes demineralization and destruction of the hard tissues of the teeth (enamel, dentin and cementum). Caries is a result of the production of acid, in the biofilm, by bacterial fermentation of free sugars on the tooth surface. If demineralization exceeds salivary and other remineralization factors, such as calcium and fluoride from toothpastes, these once hard tissues progressively break down, eventually producing cavities (holes in the teeth). Today, dental caries remains one of the most common diseases throughout the world. Current treatment involves drilling the tooth to remove decay and filling with restorative materials such as amalgalm, resin, procelain or gold. Reminova aims to develop new technologies that will rapidly and painlessly replace mineral lost from teeth without the need for anasthetic or analgesia. This takes forward the shift towards preventive dentistry to a new level, presenting additional opportunities for patient-friendly cosmetic applications through tooth whitening. The new technology will also seek to increase patient comfort and reduce anxiety. In short. No more drill and fill, and a safe way to improve appearance..
WHO WE ARE
Prof. Nigel B Pitts
Co-founder / Chairman
Professor Nigel Pitts FRSE is Director of the King’s College Innovation and Translation Centre for the Dental Institute, Executive Lead for the Clinical Innovations Theme; Executive Lead for the Collaboration to Improve Dentistry Theme and Professor of Dental Health. An Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He has also been appointed by the Secretary of State to the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) Panel. Professor Pitts graduated in Dentistry from the University of London, moved to the University of Hong Kong to help set up a new Dental School in the 1980s and returned to the UK to take up the Directorship of the Dental Health Services Research Unit at the University of Dundee, where he also served as Dean of Dentistry and Director of the Centre for Clinical Innovations. Professor Pitts has, with his colleague Dr Chris Longbottom, been responsible for a range of commercially exploitable innovations. He also has a mature network of Oral Health Industry relationships including major multinational companies. He has 208 peer reviewed publications and 93 Chapters, Books and Equivalent Publications. Professor Pitts has also been awarded international research prizes from: the FDI World Dental Federation, the British Dental Association Research Foundation, and the International Association for Dental Research (IADR –now holding two Distinguished Scientist Awards - for Epidemiology (1999) as well as Caries Research (2011); as well as from the European Organisation for Caries Research Chair of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future, Co-Chair of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) Foundation. He also holds a number of degrees and Fellowships – FRSE, BDS, PhD, FDS (RCS Eng), FDS (RCS Edin), FFGDP (UK), FFPH.
Dr Chris Longbottom
Co-founder / Chief Technology Officer
A serial inventor and expert in Cariology, Chris Longbottom graduated in Dentistry from Dundee University in 1971 and worked for just over 2 years in General Dental Practice before joining the Community Dental Service for 13 years, principally working in the field of Paediatric Dentistry. He started working with Professor Nigel Pitts shortly after the latter was appointed as Director of the Dental Health Services Research Unit (DHSRU) in 1985. Chris was appointed as Lecturer in Preventive & Children’s Dentistry at Dundee Dental School in 1987, where he completed his PhD in the diagnostic aspects of Cariology in 1992. He worked with DHSRU personnel on Dental Public Health projects. Between 1994 and 2012 Chris has been involved in grant-funded research. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2001 and is registered as a Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry. He was Associate director of the Centre for Clinical Innovations in Dundee and is Associate Director of the Dental Innovation and Translation Centre at KCL Dental Institute. He is a named inventor on 19 filed patents, involving caries detection / diagnostic systems, as well as therapeutic technologies/devices. These patents range from electrical, optical and ultrasound technologies for diagnostics and therapeutics to Controlled-release technologies for therapeutic purposes. One patent, involving a caries detection innovation which was taken forward, with a package of University, Scottish Enterprise and Angel Investor finance, to become a PLC on the London AIM market. Dr Longbottom is currently building on previous funding and innovation work in setting up the King's College London Dental Institute’s new Innovation and Translation Centre.
Innova Partnerships Ltd
Innova Partnerships have been involved in early stage business support for this project, providing interim CEO and COO support. www.innovapartnerships.com
King’s College London Dental Institute
IP & Licencing of King’s College London
Kings College London Dental Innovation & Translation Centre has supported technology transfer for Reminova
Prof Van Thompson
Scientific Advisory Board
Prof Van Thompson has a distinguished career in global dentistry. He is a Professor of Biomaterials with an extensive knowledge of the US dental market and its opinion leaders, Kings College London),
Monday 16 June 2014
No drilling, no filling, no fuss – Reminova Ltd will put tooth decay in a ‘time warp’
Dentists could soon be giving your teeth a mild ‘time warp’ to encourage them to self-repair, thanks to a new device being developed by dental researchers. Reminova Ltd, a new spin-out company from King’s College London, aims to take the pain out of tooth decay treatment by electrically reversing the process to help teeth ‘remineralise’. The company is the first spin-out from the King’s College London Dental Innovation and Translation Centre which was launched in January 2013. This centre was formed to take research and novel technologies and turn them into products, change practice and inform policy which will improve health and healthcare internationally. Reminova Ltd will be based in Perth, Scotland to benefit from the strong life sciences and dentistry base. It will commercialise the work of Professor Nigel Pitts and Dr Chris Longbottom, based in the Dental Institute at King’s College London. With a combined 80 years’ experience in dentistry they have previously brought dental devices to market to detect tooth decay. The company was formed in collaboration with Innova Partnerships, who commercialise healthcare and life science enterprises. The company is currently seeking private investment to develop their remineralisation device. For a full press release and to find out more about the technology, visit http://press.reminova.com.
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