Malleable Medical Tech, which has developed a plastic for O&P devices, won $10,000 and shared top honors at the University of Colorado at Boulder's New Venture Challenge. The material is stronger than conventional plastics but molded at half the temperature, according to Malleable Medical Tech founder Philip Taynton. He estimates that practitioners will be able to make orthoses in as little as 10 minutes at a cost of 25% less than current methods, this article says. The material could be used "anywhere where you want to mold something hard and tough to fit your body," he said.

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