Axis Knee System team awarded with Outstanding Technology Commercialization Award at NSTW 2017

July 17, 2017



NSTW Awardees: Mr. Jude L. Sasing, Dr. Ramon B. Gustilo, and Dr. Ilustre I. Guloy Jr.


PASAY CITY - The Axis Knee System team from Orthopaedic International Inc. (OII) was awarded with the "Outstanding Technology Commercialization Award" (Gregorio Y. Zara medal) for Axis Knee System at National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) held last July 11 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.


The awardees are the Axis Knee System team led by Dr. Ramon B. Gustilo (world renowned surgeon and Chairman of OII), Jude Sasing (President of OII and lead engineer of Axis Knee), and Dr. Ilustre I. Guloy Jr. (Currently the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at  Asian Hospital and Medical Center).


The award was given in recognition of the successful commercialization of the Axis Knee Replacement System, an innovative total knee replacement system that guides the surgeon in every step of the procedure to achieve correct mechanical axis alignment and optimal patient-specific implant position. The Axis Knee Replacement System addresses the problems associated with the low number of total knee replacement in the country because of its affordability.


NSTW is celebrated every third week of July through Proclamation No. 169 of 1993 to highlight the contributions of science and technology to national development. Other activities of the NSTW include fora, games, and interactive exhibits where Axis Knee System was showcased as part of the Health Research and Development Cluster together with other technologies and projects from July 11 - July 15 at the World Trade Center. 

Dr. Ilustre I. Guloy Jr., Ms. Roselle Martonito (DOST PCHRD), Dr. Ramon B. Gustilo, Mr. Jude L. Sasing, and Dr. Jaime Montoya (DOST PCHRD

Executive Director) in front of Axis Knee System Booth at the NSTW Health exhibit

Dr. Ilustre I. Guloy Jr., Jess Muñoz (Axis R&D Engineer), Mr. Jude L. Sasing, and Dr. Ramon B. Gustilo

in front of Axis Knee System Booth at the NSTW Health Exhibit

Feb 12, 2019. Axis Knee System was featured in the first DOST-PCHRD Talakayang HeaRT Beat, Press and Media Conference

Oct 25, 2018. Mahahalagang Kaalaman Tungkol sa Total Knee Replacement

Jul 13, 2018. Karagdagagang Impormasyon Tungkol sa Axis Knee System

May 24, 2018. Axis Knee System is Available Nationwide!

Feb 07, 2018. What Makes Axis Knee System unique?

Nov 22, 2017. Axis Knee System 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Aug 30, 2017. Dr. Ramon B. Gustilo recipient of 2017 UPAA Distinguished Alumnus Award in Medicine

May 04, 2017. POA 27th Midyear Convention

Mar 24, 2017. AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting at San Diego, CA

Nov 22, 2016. 67th POA Annual Convention

Nov 12, 2016. 22 surgeons attended Axis Knee System Training at POC

Oct 06, 2016. Orthopaedic International goes to THAILAND!

Sep 30, 2016. Axis goes to (Bicol) Access!

Aug 18, 2016. Filipino orthopedic surgeons begin use of modern, cheaper way of knee surgery

Aug 01, 2016. DOST showcases PH-designed knee replacement

Jul 27, 2016. OII welcomed the Senior Citizens Association for a plant tour

Jun 16, 2016. Pinoy company now manufactures knee implants designed for Asians

Jun 01, 2016. No More 'Going Weak at the Knees'

May 19, 2016. Orthopaedic International clears way for conquering Osteoarthritis

May 18, 2016. Orthopedic global expert promotes PCHRD-supported technology “Axis Knee System”

May 15, 2016. Axis knee System: Confidence in Every Step

May 09, 2016. Locally Developed Knee Surgical Technique Puts Patient Back Into Life Mode

May 06, 2016. DOST-PCHRD Conducts Science Media Tour For Awareness On “Knee Replacement Surgery” Availability In PH

Mar 02, 2016. OII at the AAOS Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida

Nov 01, 2015. Joint effort propels development of ‘affordable’ knee replacements

Jul 27, 2015. DOST develops knee replacement at half the cost of regular treatment

Jul 22, 2015. Philippine firm makes knee implants affordable


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