Dream Haven (Pty) Ltd
Dream Haven (Pty) Ltd has been established by Maxillofacial surgeon, Dr Rushdi Hendricks, to develop a novel medical device that will address sleep apnoea. Dr Hendricks invented the device with Prof Deon Bezuidenhout (Health Sciences). Successful animal trials have been completed using TIA Seed funding and further funding is currently being sought for the human trials.
The company will also commercialise another invention that Dr Hendricks co-invented, the maxillofacial distractor, which reconstructs the upper jaw bone. This formed the core of Dr Hendrick’s PhD studies, with co-inventors Prof George Vicatos and James Boonzaier providing Mechanical Engineering design. This device has been successfully used in eight patients and is closer to market.