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Orthonics Inc.

Division of Carticept Medical Inc.

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Convergence: What's Next at the Nexus?

Convergence is the great hope of pharmaceutical and device companies hoping to enter into new high growth markets with differentiated products. Drug-eluting stents turned a stagnant product into a thriving $6 billion market, and now companies are trying to find the next large opportunity that combines devices and drugs. They're looking at many kinds of implantable devices that incorporate biomaterials and drugs to achieve site specific drug delivery, in cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, ophthalmology, orthopedics, wound healing, and anti-infection.
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MCRA Helps Small Spine Companies

Clinical trials strategies, particularly in the medical device industry, can confer an important competitive advantage to a company-or present a stumbling block that costs time, money, and markets. This is particularly true in orthopedics, where development lead times stretch into years. In hip, knee, and spine surgery, companies with new technologies can enjoy first-mover advantages that let them dominate markets for five, even ten years, but market delays can undercut such advantages. That's why Viscogliosi Brothers LLC, a venture capital firm/merchant bank focused exclusively on the musculoskeletal industries, recently formed Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisors LLC (MCRA), a firm that aims to help orthopedics start-ups develop and execute clinical research strategies.
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Orthonics Inc.

Orthonics has developed a way, using nanotechnology fabrication techniques, of creating a microarchitecture on the surface of a hydrogel or polymer such that its physical shape induces bone and cartilage precursor cells to differentiate into cells that produce bone and cartilage. Its first product will be a device for the repair of a damaged annulus of the spine.
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Spine-Bending Market

Today, the market for spine surgery is growing by more than 20% annually based on fusion technologies alone, despite the fact that those technologies are decades old and flawed. However, a heightened awareness of the clinical drawbacks of fusion is fueling prolific company creation in a new spine motion preservation segment of the industry. Some 118 start-ups in spine are dotting the landscape. Many hope to offer new devices that address spinal joint reconstruction; artificial discs, disc nuclei, annulus repair, facet joint replacement, and dynamic or flexible stabilization of the spine.
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices
    • Biomaterials
    • Implantable Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Carticept Medical Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Stephen J Kennedy, PhD, Pres. & CEO
  • Contact Info
  • Orthonics Inc.
    Phone: (404) 385-4065
    ES&T Bldg., 311 Ferst Dr. NW
    Atlanta, GA 30332