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OrthoPediatrics/CoorsTek Medical Licensing Partnership

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OrthoPediatrics entered into a sublicense agreement with CoorsTek Medical for rights to its Variable-Angle technology that will be commercialized in OrthoPediatrics’ PediFoot system, which is expected to launch in 2019.

This technology design is called StarLoc, suggestive of its star-shaped screw head, and it provides five points of fixation between the screw and the corresponding plate. The design can accept locking and non-locking screws, which have up to 30° of conical freedom.

Joe Hauser, OrthoPediatrics’ Vice President of Trauma and Deformity Correction, commented, “With the adoption of this innovative technology, we have the potential to further transform pediatric deformity correction and trauma surgery. We are eager to partner this technology into existing systems along with current development projects to enhance the field of pediatric orthopedics.”

Source: OrthoPediatrics Corp.