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Reinventing Bone Surgery

Advanced Osteotomy Tools is reinventing bone surgery by developing novel digital solutions – like CARLO®, the world’s first Laser Osteotome approved for clinical use. CARLO® cuts bone with extraordinary precision in any desired geometry using a groundbreaking cold ablation laser combined with robotics, navigation, and smart software.

We believe that CARLO® is the key to the truly digital OR of the future, where a pre-operative plan can be autonomously executed with perfect accuracy every time.    

Advanced Osteotomy Tools' surgical robot platform CARLO

The CARLO® Platform

Released in 2021, CARLO® primo – the initial product of the CARLO® platform – is the world’s first approved Laser Osteotome. Designed from the ground up with a minimal footprint and easy-to-use touch screen interface, CARLO® works collaboratively to support the surgeon and the entire surgical team. By seamlessly integrating computing power into the OR, CARLO® augments existing workflows with advanced digital capabilities to improve surgical care.  

Laser Osteotomy

Laser Osteotomy enables contactless, highly reproducible, and fully customizable cut paths for the first time. Compared to existing instruments, CARLO® can improve the tissue’s regenerative ability at the cut surface and facilitate bone healing as a result. Unlike mechanical instruments, lasers cannot blunt or deform and are intrinsically sterile. With this next-generation tool in their hands, we believe that surgeons will be able to provide even better outcomes to their patients across a wide range of surgical procedures.    

The surgical robot CARLO® allows for Cold Laser Ablation
Advanced Osteotomy Tools' surgical robot CARLO® allows functional cuts when performing Osteotomies

Functional Cuts

Mechanical instruments have always limited surgeons to straight cuts or round holes. Laser cutting eliminates this historical constraint to allow limitless patient-specific cut geometries – including puzzle piece cuts that fit perfectly together. These interlocking cut geometries are a paradigm shift in primary stability of osteosynthesis and increase the bone-on-bone contact area for optimized healing.

Safe and Effective

After more than a decade of R&D, our Laser Osteotome CARLO® primo is  certified for use in operating rooms across Europe. With a comprehensive record of pre-clinical testing, and 30+ successful clinical cases, CARLO® has demonstrated its readiness and unique value. Robotic laser precision, functional cut geometries and healing advantages, all in an easy to adopt, user-friendly system. Our highly differentiated technological innovations are protected by more than 10 patent families globally.

AOT's surgical robot CARLO® in practice at the Paracelsus clinic Munich
Advanced Osteotomy Tools' surgical robot CARLO® is able to cut any human bone

The Future

Starting with CMF surgery in Europe, we continue to expand the indications for CARLO® to bring the unique benefits of Laser Osteotomy to other procedures and specialties throughout the body. We are actively growing into new geographic regions with additional regulatory clearances to serve customers and patients across the globe.

Advanced Osteotomy Tools

AOT is a MedTech company located in Basel, Switzerland. Founded in 2010 by two CMF surgeons, a laser physicist, and a robotics specialist, we have grown to over 40 employees all focused on the continuous development of CARLO®. We leverage the agility and creative innovation of a startup environment for a new approach to unmet clinical needs, and are united by our vision and aspiration to revolutionize surgery.  

Advanced Osteotomy Tools CEO Cyrill Bätscher