SeedIMPULSE is an ISO 13485 company working in the domain of Orthopaedics and Medical Software, founded in 2015. SeedIMPULSE’s Headquarters are located in the city of Epalinges near Lausanne, the French speaking part of Switzerland.
Recently SeedIMPULSE SA created its sister company in Athens, Greece, which is in charge of the product distribution for Greece and the EU. SeedImpulse sells its EZPlan product to surgeons, hospitals and clinics, supporting the most famous implant manufacturers. The company was joined by private investors since 2017.
EZplan is a software platform on the cloud, supporting orthopedic surgeons to plan joint replacement surgeries (hip, knee and shoulder). The first product of SeedIMPULSE portfolio was certified for Switzerland and Europe, as a Class 1m medical device in 2018 for the Hip joint arthroplasties for 3D based images and soon with support for 2D X rays too. Thanks to EZplan, the surgeon manages to plan arthroplasties efficiently alone without engineering support, generally from CT images bringing 3D precision to anatomical understanding, this allows EZplan to propose the ideal implant from the range of possibilities in today's market which is huge. EZplan is available on a digital online platform with streaming remote desktops and secure storage services deployed within private datacenters achieving a high availability, anytime, anywhere solution.
EZplan is a private cloud solution available from any Internet connected device. It is not only a solution for getting full information from medical images and prepare specific surgeries like Total Hip Arthoplasties (THA), but is also a service platform offering:
- DICOM storage on the fly
- Direct transfer from Radiology
- Tailored remote desktops for medical imaging
- And EZplan Hip 3D itself
The EZplan team operates its own cloud infrastructure aka EZconnect independent from public clouds companies ensuring privacy and stringent data confidentiality.
Julien von Siebenthal, CEO
- Master EPFL in Physics (2000)
- Computational imaging & geometry, software engineering
Ernesto Durante, CTO
- Master Uni Geneva in Mathematics & Informatics
- 3D visualization, UX, software engineering
Ernesto Durante and Julien von Siebenthal worked together for more than 10 years in the domain of Orthopaedic 3D Imaging. Ernesto has a background in informatics and mathematics (University of Geneva, Switzerland) and Julien in physics engineering (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland). After discussions with surgeons, hospital management and other industry peers, they realized that solutions were only accepted if they scaled existing workflows, enabled ease of use for the surgeon anytime anywhere and with a radiation dose being equal to one radiograph. In 2015 the EZplan project was born, after a prototyping phase, it was certified as a medical device as class 1m with measuring fonctions in 2018. Actually Ernesto is CTO and Responsible for the Quality Management of the company, while Julien has a role as CEO for Switzerland and Greece and is mainly active in the Medical Imaging Development and IT infrastructure deployment.