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Revolutionary Implant Technology Evolves

Evolutionary technology combines what ConforMIS Inc. calls the only patient-specific implant system in the world with second-generation wear technology.

The iUni G2 is a unicompartmental knee-resurfacing device that is an improvement of a product that has been on the market for about 20 months. The company's unique business model of making patient-specific implants allows it to make product enhancements very quickly, because it doesn't hold a large inventory of generation-one products, according to John Slamin, senior vice president of knee implant engineering at ConforMIS. "The major move in orthopedics right now is patient specific. The five big players are focusing on patient-specific jigs; we're focusing on the implants, and we happen to supply the [complete set of] single-use, disposable jigs along with it. Other companies give you a couple of jigs that are patient specific, but you still need to use the five or six instrument trays that go along with it." The product is being launched in the United States. Once CE clearance is reach in its European markets, the product will be launched there as well. For more information about the new product and launch, check out PrecisionTalk here.

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