SOLON, Ohio, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Valtronic, an electronic contract manufacturer, ships its first VERASENSE™ Knee System created by OrthoSensor™ from its new bioburden ISO Class 8 clean room.
Valtronic employees gathered together to celebrate the official release of the VERASENSE™ Knee System after months of preparation and planning. This also marked the first product shipped from Valtronic's new 288 square ft. bioburden ISO Class 8 clean room. To mark the occasion, employees celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. OrthoSensor™ and Valtronic employees were enthusiastic to ship the first VERASENSE™ Knee System.
Juan C. Fernandez, EVP Operations for OrthoSensor, stated, "OrthoSensor is very excited about the partnership with Valtronic. Valtronic is a well-established contract manufacturer of medical devices and has demonstrated the ability to align with OrthoSensor's Best in Class requirements."
The VERASENSE™ Knee System is used during total knee replacement to quantify joint loading and soft tissue balance. Research has shown that soft tissue balance may aid in the reduction of pain, wear, and implant loosening – while also improving how the knee replacement feels to the patient.1 The OrthoSensor VERASENSE Knee System provides surgeons with real-time data that enables evidence-based intraoperative decisions regarding component position, limb alignment and soft-tissue releases to achieve soft tissue balance and stability through a full range of motion.
"VERASENSE™ is a great example of what an intelligent orthopaedic product can do to enhance the performance of an implant," exclaims Jim Ohneck, Chief Marketing Officer at Valtronic. "The partnership with OrthoSensor™ is a perfect fit for our capability."
Valtronic is a niche "mechatronics" manufacturing solutions company. We produce integrated electronic and mechanical products. Our customers are leading global suppliers of medical implants and devices, diagnostic imaging equipment and sensitive aerospace and industrial assemblies. For over 30 years we have helped hundreds of companies develop and produce Class II & III medical devices and advanced miniaturized electronic assemblies.
OrthoSensor, Inc. (www.orthosensor.com) develops and commercializes intelligent orthopaedic devices and data services that provide quantitative feedback to surgeons and hospitals during surgery and post-operatively. The company's intelligent orthopaedic devices utilize proprietary software, as well as advanced sensor and communications technologies, to enable evidence-based surgical decisions with the goal of improving patient outcomes and reducing the cost of treating musculoskeletal disease.
OrthoSensor and VERASENSE are trademarks of OrthoSensor, Inc.
1. Babazadeh S, Stoney JD, Lim K, Choong PF. The relevance of ligament balancing in total knee arthroplasty: how important is it? A systematic review of the literature. Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2009 Oct 10;1(2).
Notes to editor: Photos of the ribbon cutting event are available per request.
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