Contest finalist Laboratoire Bergeron develops custom orthosis

Laboratoire Bergeron is one of eight finalists in the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest for its new computer-controlled system, Sole Solution.

According to a press release, this new innovative project would inject liquid resin into a prefabricated insole with a stretchable membrane, molding to the patient’s foot and hardening in minutes.

“I have always believed there was a better way to produce orthoses,” Philippe Durocher, who purchased Laboratoire Bergeron in 2003, said in a press release. “This new system is the result of 1 1/2 years of intense research and development and I believe it will revolutionize the orthotics industry.” Durocher plans to market the product as a cost-cutting solution to orthopedic laboratories. 

Every year, Canadian entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 are recognized in the Business Development Bank of Canada’s BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest. This year the winning entrepreneur will receive $100,000 to carry out a specific innovation project. Voting for the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest runs from May 30 to June 19.

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