Intellijoint Surgical: CE Mark for Hip System
Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Thu, October 19th, 2017
Ontario-based Intellijoint Surgical has announced the approval of the CE Mark (Conformité Européenne) for its intellijoint HIP System in Europe. As noted in the company’s October 4, 2017 news release, “A 3D Mini-Optical Navigation System, intellijoint HIP provides surgeons with precise measurements for cup position, leg length and offset for Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). Requiring no pre-operative or intra-operative imaging, the system can be used with any implant manufacturer.”
“The intellijoint HIP is available for both an anterior approach as well as lateral and posterior approaches, regardless of incision size. The 3D Mini-Optical tracking by Intellijoint is the only one of its kind and serves as the core technology for THA's and other orthopedic surgical applications in development.”
"The CE mark supports our mission of making the intellijoint HIP technology accessible to every surgeon and every patient," explained Intellijoint CEO Armen Bakirtzian. "Intellijoint Surgical has developed a global strategy for its product portfolio and our rapid expansion in the US market paired with our versatile business model has prepared us for global scale."
Bakirtzian told OTW, " intellijoint HIP was conceived by three engineering students at the University of Waterloo and now the novel miniature 3D navigation technology is approved for use across North America and Europe. Intellijoint plans to enter the European market in 2018 while leveraging its CE Mark for Australian expansion in late 2017.”