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Frost & Sullivan Honors ConforMIS for Its Contribution to Personalized Care Through its Customized Implant Development Technologies
Date:8/18/2008

which are often observed with traditional implants.

Noteworthy milestones for ConforMIS have included FDA clearance for the iUni(TM) uni-compartmental resurfacing system and for the iDuo(TM) bi-compartmental resurfacing system. These patient-specific, partial knee resurfacing systems treat arthritic damage confined to one or two compartments of the knee. The iUni and the iDuo represent novel approaches to early intervention, using a personalized approach not previously available in orthopedics. The launch of these pioneering products demonstrate ConforMIS's dedication to revolutionizing the joint-replacement industry. ConforMIS has one other product already in commercialization in the United States and Europe: the iForma(TM) knee interpositional device. The company plans to release the iTotal tri-compartmental knee resurfacing system in 2009.

Due to the simplicity of the surgical procedures, ConforMIS's surgeon training utilizes an online model and allows for unusually rapid movement down the learning curve. ConforMIS also aims to conduct post-approval studies that can help evaluate and establish the long term efficacy of its products.

ConforMIS has entered a new dimension in advancing the scope of orthopedic implants," states Swathy. "Through the unique patient-specific approach, the company is able to target patients who benefit from early medical intervention and for whom a traditional total knee replacement would be too invasive."

Addressing this distinctive patient pool with its novel technology creates an opportunity to expand the market for joint implants. The technology provides a less-invasive alternative that maintains options for other, future surgical treatments. It is this commitment to improving patients' quality of life and helping surgeons serve patients more effectively that makes ConforMIS a deserving recipient of the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Medical Device Healthcare Innovation Award for personalized/customized care.

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