NCS America changes its name as part of an overall rebranding initiative. NCS America is now Alyve Medical, Inc.

NCS  | PRESS RELEASE

NCS America changes its name as part of an overall rebranding initiative.

“As founder of NCS America, I am proud to share this important evolution: the creation of Alyve Medical. This name change reflects our positioning and the growth potential for our technologies. Together, we intend to disrupt and enhance the standard of musculoskeletal care” Matteo Mantovani, CEO of NCS Lab s.r.l. and co-founder of NCS America in response to the new name.

NCS America, Inc. was the initial U.S. organization created for the business operations and commercialization of the two products developed at NCS Lab srl in Carpi, Italy. Alyve Medical will continue to be the business entity for global operations and commercialization.

 

Alyve Medical, Inc. emphasizes the “y”, for you, focused on the individualized treatment that its products provide. It also serves as an ally to the patient or athlete to support them in their musculoskeletal health and optimization.

Alyve Medical Inc. is a novel medical technology company focused on reimagining the management of musculoskeletal care.

The two innovative and novel platforms (Shoulder Pacemaker™ and ShowMotion™) developed by NCS Lab Srl (Carpi, Italy) and released for sale to the EU, USA and many International Markets, will be the main focus of the new entity to aid worldwide clinicians in diagnosing, treating and preventing musculoskeletal injuries.

These non-invasive technologies, deployed in physician offices and physical therapy clinics today are being used to observe normal and abnormal joint function in orthopedic treatments, physical therapy delivery, and athletic performance.

Multiple studies are in progress validating and confirming this transformation in the way human movements are evaluated, measured and rehabilitated.

Alyve Medical, Inc. appoints new CEO: Yvonne Bokelman

After being NCS Company Chief Operating Officier through the past four months, Yvonne Bokelman has been appointed new CEO of Alyve Medical.

“I am honored by this opportunity,” said Ms. Bokelman. “The talent and passion of the team combined with the innovative products that they have developed create a unique go-to-market environment in which to excel. To lead a company that has novel, first-in-class products that can change the paradigm of care and positively impact patients’ lives and athletes’ training and recovery is incredibly energizing. This period in the company’s evolution presents an unparalleled opportunity for our current and future stakeholders as well as the team.”

Prior to joining NCS and Alyve Medical, Ms. Bokelman held the position of President and General Manager of Restorative Therapies, Market Access and Clinical Affairs at Zimmer Biomet. In her over ten years at Zimmer Biomet, she held a number of increasingly responsible leadership and executive roles.

 

With the overall company rebranding, the Shoulder Pacemaker™ name will change and both Shoulder Pacemaker™ and Showmotion™ will be transitioning to new graphics and logos.

 

To align with the company’s direction and to meet market demands, Shoulder Pacemaker™ and Showmotion™ will be transitioning their “look” in the coming weeks and months.
Join us in celebrating a new name for Shoulder Pacemaker™ as it becomes Neuralign System™ S.
A new brand, with the same product quality and customer care known to date, but with a new look to the future.

All customers who are now in possession of Shoulder Pacemaker™ and Showmotion™ will continue to be followed by our growing team, with the same care and attention to detail that distinguished NCS.
Our customer care department is available to support you for technical and commercial needs.
To learn more about Alyve Medical we invite you to visit the website www.alyvemedical.com and follow our social channels to stay updated on new developments.

 

Alyve Medical
www.alyvemedical.com


Carpi 3000 sceglie Shoulder Pacemaker™ e Showmotion™: il primo starter KIT in Italia, per una riabilitazione all'avanguardia.

NCS  | Press Release

Carpi 3000 sceglie Shoulder Pacemaker™ e Showmotion: il primo starter KIT in Italia, per una riabilitazione all’avanguardia.

Carpi 3000, poliambulatorio specialistico di riferimento per la città di Carpi, ha deciso di implementare i propri servizi scegliendo la tecnologia di Shoulder Pacemaker™ e Showmotion™ di NCS Company.

Carpi 3000: il poliambulatorio specialistico di riferimento per la città di Carpi

Carpi 3000 è un poliambulatorio specialistico, punto di riferimento in città, che si rivolge a pazienti con disturbi di tipo ortopedico, neurologico, degenerativo e traumatico.

A Carpi 3000 ogni paziente è seguito da medici specializzati e da fisioterapisti qualificati per garantire la migliore cura e attenzione: dall’identificazione di una diagnosi, al recupero attraverso programmi clinici e riabilitativi specifici e con strumenti all’avanguardia.

La tecnologia di Showmotion™ e Shoulder Pacemaker™ per il benessere della spalla

Showmotion™ e Shoulder Pacemaker™ sono due device di NCS che, abbinando uno strumento di motion capture ad un dispositivo che introduce un nuovo concetto di stimolazione  guidata dal movimento, contribuiscono al ripristino della corretta funzionalità di spalla.

Dott.ssa Tizia Ghelfi – Fisioterapista e Titolare del centro Carpi 3000

“Con Showmotion non solo abbiamo la possibilità di formulare diagnosi più accurate, ma soprattutto di monitorare il percorso del paziente in modo analitico, passo dopo passo.
Shoulder Pacemaker
™ per noi è una vera innovazione nel panorama della riabilitazione di spalla, non poteva non essere presente in un centro come il nostro” afferma Tiziana Ghelfi, titolare del centro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Il primo starter kit in Italia

Carpi 3000 è il primo centro in Italia che ha scelto di avvalersi della formula Starter Kit
“Avere a disposizione uno starter kit di questo tipo significa poter garantire al paziente le cure migliori, direttamente presso il centro, ma anche a casa grazie ai dispositivi specificatamente customizzati ad uso domestico, sempre supervisionati dal fisioterapista.” continua sempre Tiziana Ghelfi.


Lo starter kit comprende:

  • 1 Showmotion™ Total Body con 12 sensori
  • 2 KIT SHOULDER PACEMAKER™ wireless app
  • 10 KIT SHOULDER PACEMAKER™ WIRELESS APP HOME

Lo starter kit rappresenta quindi un bundle completo per coloro che decidono di inserire la tecnologia di #SM e #SPM all’interno del proprio centro, offrendo al paziente un percorso completo che supporta la diagnosi, valuta e monitora gli avanzamenti e permette la continuità di riabilitazione anche a casa.

(Per informazioni in merito alla configurazione dello STARTER KIT vi invitiamo a contattare il product specialist di riferimento, Matteo Barbolini: productspecialist1@ncs-company.com)

Contatti

Matteo Barbolini
Product Specialist
+39 3457183686

productspecialist1@ncs-company.com

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Showmotion™ & Shoulder Pacemaker™ protagonisti nel primo progetto di screening muscolo-scheletrico in Italia.

NCS  | Press Release

Showmotion™ & Shoulder Pacemaker™ protagonisti nel primo progetto di screening muscolo-scheletrico in Italia.

Si è tenuta qualche giorno fa a Peccioli (PI) l’assemblea pubblica di presentazione del progetto “Peccioli over 50 in salute”: il primo progetto di screening in Italia per patologie muscoloscheletriche rivolto a tutti i cittadini over 50 prese.

Il progetto Peccioli over 50 in salute

Il progetto, presentato dal Dr. Michele Novi (Dirigente medico della struttura organizzativa complessa di  ortopedica protesica dell’ospedale di S. Pietro Igneo di Fucecchio), allievo del Prof. Michele Lisanti e del Prof. Giuseppe Porcellini,  lo vedrà impegnato, insieme alla sua squadra, in un progetto di prevenzione finalizzato all’inclusività e intensità di cure anche verso i soggetti più fragili.

Un intervento molto importante perché ogni anno il numero di persone interessate da patologie muscolo-scheletriche legate alle articolazioni di spalla – ginocchio ed anca è in aumento, considerando inoltre che la pandemia ha evidenziato ulteriormente i limiti e le difficoltà del sistema tradizionale di riabilitazione a causa delle limitate possibilità di movimento e per i provider a causa delle nuove regole imposte dall’emergenza sanitaria.

Showmotion™ & Shoulder Pacemaker™ a servizio della prevenzione

Showmotion™ & Shoulder Pacemaker™ si inseriscono in questo progetto in maniera circolare attraverso le 3 fasi di: prevenzione, riabilitazione, monitoraggio.
L’assemblea pubblica è stata l’occasione per NCS di illustrare le principali funzionalità e caratteristiche dei dispositivi che saranno utilizzati in questo ambizioso progetto.

Showmotion

Nella fase di screen sarà quindi utilizzato Showmotion come strumento di supporto alla diagnosi, utile per acquisire i dati cinematici.

Sowmotion™ è uno strumento innovativo che permette di eseguire un’analisi completa del movimento ottenendo contemporaneamente dati sull’attivazione muscolare.

Attraverso l’utilizzo di una piattaforma inerziale e di protocolli validati per gli arti superiori e inferiori, Showmotion™ permette di misurare, registrare, segmentare, confrontare, visualizzare i movimenti e fornire una rappresentazione visiva delle variabili coinvolte, portando alla luce eventuali disfunzionalità grazie ad un’analisi real-time del movimento.

>>> Per maggiorni informazioni sulla tecnologia fai clic QUI

Shoulder Pacemaker

Altro protagonista del progetto di screening “Peccioli in Salute” è Shoulder Pacemaker™

Shoulder Pacemaker™ è un sistema che grazie al sensore cinematico presente al suo interno, riconosce il movimento e attiva l’elettrostimolazione solo quando necessario.È concepito per pazienti affetti da uno squilibrio nel reclutamento muscolare ed è dotato di una piattaforma che consente ai pazienti di interagire dinamicamente con il dispositivo durante la riabilitazione attiva.

>>> Per maggiori informazioni sulla tecnologia fai clic QUI

Un progetto pilota per il rinnovo della telemedicina in Italia

Il progetto Peccioli over 50 in “salute” si traduce nel tentativo di instaurare un sistema di trattamento virtuoso che permette di avvicinare i providers ai pazienti, monitorare l’intero processo fino al risultato finale e certificare l’esito ultimo.

Un progetto pilota che pone le basi per innovare il recente campo della telemedicina e divenire un unicum in Italia, in cui la popolazione eterogenea di un paese intero può accedere a tecnologie oggi ad appannaggio solo di sportivi professionisti o grandi centri universitari con finalità di studio.

È un onore per NCS vedere come, le tecnologie innovative di Shoulder Pacemaker™ e Showmotion™, possano contribuire in modo reale al miglioramento della salute dei pazienti, e della popolazione

Contatti

Matteo Barbolini
Product Specialist
+39 3457183686

productspecialist1@ncs-company.com

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NCS America, Inc. launches the Shoulder Pacemaker™ after receiving FDA clearance

NCS America, Inc. | Press Release

NCS America, Inc. launches the Shoulder Pacemaker™ after receiving FDA clearance

NCS America, Inc. a world leader in developing technology to help diagnose, treat and prevent musculoskeletal injuries, today announced the expansion of their breakthrough product offerings with the FDA clearance of the Shoulder Pacemaker™ and its patented motion activated stimulation (MAS) technology.

 

 

Shoulder Pacemaker Device

What is the Shoulder Pacemaker™ device?

The Shoulder Pacemaker™ is an NMES device designed for use in muscle re-education, maintaining or increasing range of motion, and in the prevention or retardation of disuse atrophy.

Matteo Mantovani Technical Director – CEO, NCS Lab

Motion activated stimulation is taking NMES to a new level said Matteo Mantovani, CEO and technical director of NCS Lab srl.

“This product advances NMES therapy with the ability to deliver stimulation with precision and accuracy in order to help re-educate imbalance muscular activity in the shoulder. Stimulation controlled by movement means restoring the right muscles recruitment pattern.
In addition to this, automatic remote monitoring and reporting, checking both for the patient’s compliance and evolution, represent a significant benefit for patients and healthcare providers.

 

  John Winslow CEO – NCS America, Inc.

John Winslow CEO – NCS America, Inc.John Winslow, CEO of NCS America, Inc. says “We are very pleased to receive the FDA clearance of the of the Shoulder Pacemaker™ which provides an exciting extension to the NCS product portfolio for the United States market. Our experience in Europe has proven that the market’s interest in motion activated muscle stimulation (MAS) is far beyond our original expectations. We are happy to make the device available in the U.S. to caregivers whose patients will benefit from this technology.”


NCS America, Inc.

NCS America, Inc. is the U.S. headquarter of NCS, a global medical device company focused on upper extremity and orthopedic pathologies.
With our deep understanding and experience in the biomechanics of the shoulder we design, manufacture and market technology that assists caregivers in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of orthopedic injuries.
With operational headquarters in Carpi, Italy and in the U.S. in Denver, Colorado, NCS’s products are sold in over 20 countries via the Company’s sales representatives and distributors.

www.shoulderpacemaker.comDownload Press Release (PDF)

NCS AMERICA, INC. Contact References

John Winslow
CEO – NCS America, Inc.
j.winslow@ncs-company.com
970-980-1110

Craig Kramer
VP of Business Development – NCS America, Inc.
c.kramer@ncs-company.com
317-441-4289

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Any or all forward-looking statements that we make may turn out to be wrong (due to inaccurate assumptions that we make or otherwise), and our actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof, unless it is specifically otherwise stated to be made as of a different date. We undertake no obligation to update, and expressly disclaim any duty to update, our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of circumstances or events that arise after the date hereof, new information, or otherwise.


Rotator Cuff - Cuffia dei rotatori

Why is transosseous arthroscopy considered the gold standard in rotator cuff repair?

Why is transosseous arthroscopy considered the gold standard in rotator cuff repair?

The transosseous approach is generally recognized as the gold standard for surgical repair of the rotator cuff.

We can list here the main reasons:

  • Widely recognized by the scientific community
  • Numerous supporting publications
  • No hardware in the footprint
  • Possibility to decorticate
  • Larger tendon-bone contact area
  • Uniform force distribution - no load peaks
  • Biologically better repair

Transosseous Arthroscopy: advantages

What are the advantages for the patient? And for the physician?

With the transosseous approach, you have the ability to manage any type of rotator cuff injury.
Combined with a proper rehabilitation protocol, patients have a faster functional recovery and the rehabilitation phase has less pain than other comparable procedures.

On the other hand, for the physician, transosseous repair means:

  • Biologically better repair
  • Optimal management of revision cases, cysts and osteoporotic bone (with augmentation)
  • Cost-effective

Transosseous Arthroscopy: critical issues

But What are the main errors and critical issues that can be encountered?

As with other techniques, critical issues or steps that require a major learning curve may be encountered in TO.

We have identified the following:

  • How to load sutures in a Transosseous Tunnel
  • How to create multiple tunnels?
  • Converging tunnels, how to do it?
  • How to access the lateral part of the greater tuberosity: what are the difficulties when going distal, and can the axillary nerve be a problem?
  • Is tying the knot in a transosseous technique equivalent to the anchor approach?
  • What are the pitfalls with osteoporotic bones? Is there a way to overcome the problem?
  • Augmentation, as a remedy for suture slippage?
  • Identification of portals

Webinar: “Transosseous opportunity, a practical overview”

Together with Prof. Alessandro Castagna, Dr. Pol Hujisman and Dr. Claudio Chillemi we will talk about transosseous surgery in the rotator cuff on April 28th at 7 pm.

Based on their experience, we will give a complete overview of the different transosseous procedures with the aim of explaining the different techniques and their advantages by comparing our understanding with the professionals of the sector.

The meeting will be an opportunity to give a clear and comprehensive idea of the possibilities and advantages that this approach can bring, to both the medical and patient perspective.

Together with the professionals, the protagonists will be the Taylor Stitcher, the GT-Tunneler and the Dexter Training Model: all NCS's surgical devices dedicated to transosseous.

Free webinar “Transosseous opportunity, a practical overview"
April 28 2021 | 7.00 -7.45 pm CET / 1.00– 1.45 pm EST
Registrati ora: https://ncs-company.com/en/

  • 19.00 Istitutional Welcome + Introduction (Ing. M. Mantovani)
  • 19.05 Re-live Taylor Stitcher (Prof. A .Castagna)
  • 19.10 Re-live GT-Tunneler (Dr. P. Huysmans)
  • 19.15 Re-live augmentation (Dr. C. Chillemi)
  • 19.20 Transosseous, the derby: how do I select my technique (A.Castagna vs P. Huysmans, moderator: Dr. C. Chillemi)
  • 19.40 Common mistakes in Transosseous on Dexter model
  • 19.50 Q&A

 

 


Transosseous Academy 2019

NCS supporta la Transosseous Academy

NCS supported the 2019 edition of Transosseous Academy (TA), the association dedicated to the transosseous technology.

The prestigious faculty animated with original, interesting and novel topics the discussion providing latest discoveries in the field.

The mutual exchange of information and expertise and the connection between engineering and medicine is the mix that can be found at the TA in an easy and informal environment.

The opening of the meeting was hold by Prof. Castagna and Dr Chillemi, welcoming the attendee and presenting the content.

The discussion started from biology of an healing process and moved to biomechanics highlighting the connections and the current evidences. Of great interest the contribution from Dr Osimani wo studied with imaging the healing process at the interface tendon bone in a transosseous repair and compared the result with past collected information about anchors repair.

Before the lectio magistralis about the historical overview of RCR, a session dedicated to anchors and a mini battle animated the discussion (Dr Porcellini, Dr Paladini, Dr Inglese and Dr Capasso were the protagonists).

The afternoon session started with Dr Kany showing his original technique and experience with transosseous  and further covered several re-live surgeries. An interesting novel approach was presented by Dr Pellegrini.

The role of kinematic analysis as a viable way to measure clinical outcome in a double prospective was reported by Mantovani and Dr Sanders highlighting how this technology can change the way clinical decisions may be supported by evidences.

Dr Plachel presented the only study about long term follow up in transosseous evidencing how even in a range 12-18 years the good clinical outcome continue to persist showing that transosseous is not only safe but also effective.

The lastest part of the meeting was dedicated to the regional experiences in France, Italy, Holland, US and Latin America (respectively with Dr Kany, Dr Chillemi, Dr Huijmans, Dr Sanders and Dr Capasso).

This third edition of the TA was therefore a great moment of exchange and improvement, were the faculty animated and pushed the discussion in the audience that saw people coming from Brasil (Dr Godinho), Perù, Switzerland and many other countries. The Humanitas University Auditorium was the perfect location to host this annual meeting.

Transosseous Academy says goodbye to the beautiful and fancy Milan, and works for 2020 Edition. Stay tuned and above all, join TA!

Transosseous Academy


smile 2019

NCS | Medical Devices brings the transosseous to SMILE 2019

We look forward to seeing you from tomorrow to Sunday at SMILE - Shoulder Milan International Live Experience at the Humanitas Congress Center.
Tomorrow, February 28th, thanks to Professor Alessandro Castagna, it will be possible to attend a Live Surgery with the use of our Taylor Stitcher system for the transosseous RCR repair.

Our staff will be waiting for you at booth number 12 to replicate with the Dexter Shoulder Simulator the RCR intervention seen live!

  • LIVE SURGERY:
    Live Surgery 3, ROOM E, 9.00 a.m.
  • Revision Rotator Cuff Repair with Transosseous
    The complete SMILE 2019 programme is available HERE.

NCS is waiting for you!

 

 


NCS is happy to present you DOSE: the hypercar prototype born from the Fabio Ferrante’s community of design

DOSE, Design Open Source Experiment, is an online scouting community for young designers willing to work in group projects which will pave the way for bigger projects.
The founder of DOSE, Fabio Ferrante commissioned NCS to prototype the DOSE Elytron, the project conceived by the community.

Who is Fabio Ferrante?

Fabio Ferrante is an Italian designer formed in Turin where he started working as Product Designer in 2003. In 2010, after working with high profile brands such as FCA Group, Alfa Romeo and Volkswagen group, he became Chief Designer of Puritalia Automobili, a new Italian automotive company that produces limited edition sports cars.
In 2013 Ferrante moved to New York, where he works with several clients on different Product Design projects.
After winning the 5 International Design Awards Ferrante launched DOSE in 2017.

 

 

 

 

What is DOSE?

DOSE - Design Open Source Experiment - is an online community where all members can be part of virtual design teams and create transportation design projects from first sketch to prototype. DOSE offers participants the opportunity to broaden their portfolio by sharing ideas and cooperating with a team to bring an idea to a prototype.

Ferrante launches a car design project with the respective guidelines to the community and all members are invited to participate and compete in order to be on a select team.
In each creative area a contest is announced and at the end, the winning idea is evaluated by Fabio Ferrante. The selected team is then supervised by Fabio Ferrante during the development process.

DOSE Elytron

DOSE Elytron is the name of the car design project born from the DOSE community and manufactured through the collaboration of Ferrante and NCS.
The DOSE Elytron is a concept of an electric hypercar. Concept cars such as Pininfarina ModuloCadillac Cyclone or the Norman Timbs Special, had an important influence on this project.

NCS & DOSE

The NCS/Ferrante collaboration is a result of a long standing business relationship (and friendship) between Fabio Ferrante and Marcello Fantuzzi, Technical Director & President of NCS | Newcast.
In October of 2018, Ferrante sent NCS Proto and Style team the specifications of
the project and a model of the Elytron. The team reverse engineered and quickly built and assembled a 1:5 scale prototype. The NCS team worked in record time to complete the project while sharing their progress with Ferrante who in turn posted these updates with his followers on Instagram.

Success

The project’s success came about as a result of the NCS team paying close attention to detail while perfecting every single component of the DOSE Elytron design.

Components are made in selective laser sintering (SLS PA12). The rear extractor is made of carbon fiber as the front splitter, headlights are in watershed, a transparent material similar to real headlights and, last but not least, wheels are made of aluminium.

The most interesting part of the prototype and in great detail are the wheels. Wheels are detached from the body of the prototype and held together thanks to a small dice in the middle. The Proto & Style team also created a key to mount and dismount the wheel.
When all pieces were assembled the Elytron was coated and the 21st of December 2018 the prototype was released.

The DOSE Elytron was very popular and successful on social media as a result of Ferrante’s satisfaction with the final results. NCS is proud of having been a part of this project and in the successful completion of this design masterpiece.


DOSE ----- https://www.fferrante.com/dose/
INSTAGRAM DOSE ----- https://www.instagram.com/dose_community/
INSTAGRAM FABIO FERRANTE ----- https://www.instagram.com/fabio_ferrante/
INSTAGRAM TEAM NCS OFFICIAL ----- https://www.instagram.com/team_ncs_official/?hl=it



NCS supports STRETTO IN CARENA, the team of the University of Messina at the MOTOSTUDENT 2020

After the collaboration which brought SCIGHERA, the motorcycle designed by the PoliMi Motorcycle Factory, to win the MOTOSTUDENT championship, NCS | Newcast Services is ready to collaborate with another team of students. This team is from the University of Messina and it is called STRETTO IN CARENA, a young and determined team which will participate to the championship in the Petrol category with a petrol engine.

For the first time students will participate to the 6th edition of the MOTOSTUDENT international championship that will take place in Aragon in 2020.
MOTOSTUDENT is a four-day competition which calls to Aragon, Spain, students from universities from all over the world for a real race in which they have the chance to demonstrate their competences starting from the design of a project up to the creation of a prototype.

Marcello Fantuzzi, Techinical Director & President of NCS met the team at the Feltrinelli of Messina and has formalised the collaboration:

“I have the capability to lead you to Aragon. I am here to invest in your future because your future will be my profit and if you believe in what you are doing it will be so.”

The committment of NCS is to help students during the process of design and provide all the materials and means of production they need.
Fantuzzi also encouraged and provided valuable advice on the topic:

“The challenge is to sacrifice yourself and strive for an objective. Your team is very good one but the motorcycle is only one and it must be the best.”

and more

“You don’t have the requirements to go to Aragon, but you accepted the challenge anyway. This is what I saw in you. We will not go there to win but we will go there to join and win for ourselves.”


NCS is ready to collaborate and support the ideas of STRETTO IN CARENA, a team formed by 70 students at their very first experience but with a huge will of put themselves to the test with the big ones.


Motostudent  >>> http://www.motostudent.com/
Stretto In Carena >>>  https://strettoincarena.it/


NCS Lab challenges cold ice and winds of Alaska

Alaska 2019 Ski Walking Winter Expedition is the next expedition of the project Alaska Adventures which will cross Alaska and Canada during the frightful polar winter. Following the roads of Klondike gold rush, the expedition will be partly on skis which will tow a sled on the snow and partly on foot with the sled towed on wheels.

Why a sled?

The choice fell upon a sled both to transport materials and basic supplies but also to emulate the limited possibilities available to pioneers at the end of the nineteenth century and their lonely crossing in 1997.

NCS is sponsor of this project as provider of the hull and also of the two sleds laminated in carbon fiber designed by students of the Department of Material Science and Industrial Engineering of the University of Trento.

Tomorrow, December 6th 2018 Marcello Fantuzzi – Technical Director & President and Andrea Vecchi – Laboratory Manager will take part at the official presentation of the project:

 

 

The challenge will be 1300 km long for approximately 50 days facing cold, thin ice, temperature variations and....grizzly bears!

Find out more about the expedition here:

https://alaskaadventures.it/spedizioni/alaska-2019-ski-walking-winter-expedition/

 

NCSTeam wishes Maurizio Belli and Fulvio Giovannini good luck for the adventure!