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Optiva Corporation

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Sectors
Health & Medicine

Launched
01/01/1988

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Description

Optiva Corporation developed a dental hygiene device using a piezoelectric multimorph transducer. It ultimately became the Sonicare Toothbrush. Optiva was acquired by Philips in 2000.

Team Members

David Giuliani

Co-founder

David Engel

Co-founder and affiliate professor, School of Dentistry, University of Washington

Roy Martin

Co-founder and Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering, University of Washington