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A Japanese company specializing in medical analysis software is offering to license out its image diagnosis software for the orthodontics sector.
The software allows users to identify the cephalometric points that are used in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.
The company is looking for a partner in the EU that would license the software and bring it on the market with its own CE marking and trademark. The partner should have experience with orthodontic materials.
A Japanese medical analysis software company is offering to license out its software to EU companies.
The company product is an image diagnosis software for the orthodontics sector. It enables users to perform a cephalometric analysis. The software is widely adopted by universities and dental clinics in Japan and its market share and product recognition in Japan have tripled in the past few years.
Though the software was developed in Japan, they have previously worked together with a distribution partner in Finland. From this experience, they have acquired standardised jaw-frame data which is suitable for diagnosis of the patients in Europe.
The company would provide the software to their potential partner as an original equipment manufacturing supplier.
The partner would be obtaining CE marking by itself so that the software can be brought on the market under the partner’s trademark. The partner is expected to work for introducing the software in dental clinics and dental/medical schools in the country. The partner would also need to localise the software to meet with the users requirements. Furthermore, it should be familiar with internet license authentication.
A licensing agreement will be achieved with interested partners from the EU.
The company would provide high-quality support service to the business partner. Operational inquiry made by users can be forwarded directly to the company that will provide a timely reply. They can also provide an operational training to the partner in Japan, if it becomes necessary.
The company’s software supports Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
The software has the following strengths:
First, the image diagnosis software facilitates the analysis during the pre-orthodontic observation period.
It enables the identification of cephalometric points that are used in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.
Thanks to a drag-and-drop function, the software make measuring the points very easy.
Secondly, EU companies had previously been widely using analytical value data that had been collected in North America. Through a feasibility study, the company learned that the most of end users in the EU are still utilising software based on this North American analytical value data.
The Japanese software can collect data from the user's own country.
When the user scans the jaw-frame of his/her patient, the software accumulates the frame data each time. The accumulated data subsequently helps in analysing other patients' jaw-frame, improving the accuracy of the analysis.
Thirdly, it is not necessary to make a trace, which used to be obligatory with the conventional type of software.
This means that no photo dark room or digitiser are required. Moreover, the captured images can be directly saved in the database.
Fourthly, the analytic results become available after a couple of minutes. This allows users to give detailed information and orthodontic treatment plans to patients in timely manner.
The type of partner sought:
- should have previous experience in dealing with orthodontic materials.
- should be familiar with internet license authentication.
Role of partner sought:
- Obtaining the CE-mark in line with acquisition system;
- Localising the software to meet the requirements of users in the country;
- Establishing business channels in the country by licensing of the software.
- Introducing the software to dentists and dental/medical schools in the country.
The company had a distribution agreement for their product with partners located in Finland, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia for more than 10 years.