EarFold



Inventor:

Dr Norbert Kang


Member Trust:

West Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust


Innovation:

A new approach to treating prominent ears by using the EarFold™ Implant manufactured from a high technology memory metal which can be inserted subcutaneously under the skin of the ear. This quick and effective procedure performed under local anaesthetic ​has fewer side effects than conventional otoplasty surgery and is less invasive.


Role of Health Enterprise East

Protecting the idea with a patent, supporting proof of concept development and helping to form the new company (Northwood Medical Innovation) which has taken the product to market.