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Springflex Orthopedics Inc.

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Springflex Orthopedics Inc. is using the superelastic memory shape metal alloy, nickel titanium (Nitinol), as a material for anatomic braces. Nitinol provides stabilization and support while allowing more natural movement than conventional braces made with elastic or semi-rigid polymer metal alloy supports, because it can withstand much greater strain levels and still spring back to its initial annealed configuration.

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