KFx Medical Enters Agreement with ConMed

By Julie A. Vetalice

KFx Medical entered into a license agreement with ConMed addressing patents used in knotless double row rotator cuff repair.

ConMed is granted the right to promote use of products and techniques for knotless double row rotator cuff repair as claimed in U.S. Patent No. 7,585,311, related patents and applications for the life of those patents.

The company notes that ~1/3 of >400,000 rotator cuff repairs in the U.S. use the technique to achieve an anatomic reattachment of tendon.

KFx Medical has entered into licensing agreements with DePuy Mitek and Smith & Nephew. At the end of 2015, ConMed purchased KFx's AppianFx soft tissue fixation system.

Sources: KFx Medical, Inc.; ORTHOWORLD Inc.

Product Labels: Traditional Soft Tissue Repair

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