Episurf Medical entered into an advisory agreement with Prof. Doctor João Espregueira-Mendes to establish Episealer® knee technology in orthopedic communities in India and Portugal. Prof. Doctor João Espregueira-Mendes has extensive experience in global orthopedic markets and will assist Episurf Medical in key strategic activities.
The agreement further covers Brazil, though no strategic decision has been taken yet by Episurf Medical concerning the region.
“We are delighted to establish this co-operation with Prof. Doctor João Espregueira-Mendes. Working with Key Opinion Leaders on the global orthopaedic markets constitute a key cornerstone of our strategy. India and Portugal represent significant commercial opportunities, and we look forward to offering our technology to orthopaedic surgeons in these markets,” said Pål Ryfors, CEO Episurf Medical.
Prof. Doctor João Espregueira-Mendes is Clinical Director of Clínica do Dragão - Espregueira-Mendes Sports Center, FIFA Medical Center of Excellence. He is also the Coordinator and Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Minho as well as treasurer of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). Prof. Doctor João Espregueira-Mendes currently serves as a member of the board of the Patellofemoral Foundation and FIFA Medical Centers of Excellence. Furthermore, he sits on the Advisory Board of the ESSKA Foundation where he earlier served as its President between 2012 and 2014. Prof. Doctor João Espregueira-Mendes is a consultant to Futebol Clube do Porto. He has been highly active within the orthopedic industry having held 714 conferences, published 232 papers, 117 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, 78 book chapters and edited 15 books (13 of which international).