20 Aug Conformis Announces Achievement of Second Milestone Under Development and License Agreements
BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Conformis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS) announced today that it completed the second of three milestones pursuant to the License Agreement and Development Agreement with Howmedica Osteonics Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stryker Corporation also known as Stryker Orthopaedics, under which Conformis is developing patient-specific instrumentation (“PSI”) for use in connection with Stryker’s knee implant offerings. The Company will receive an additional $3.0 million from Stryker for achieving this milestone.
“We are pleased to announce the achievement of the second project milestone,” said Mark Augusti, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that this project, as well as the long-term distribution agreement under which Conformis will manufacture and supply PSI to Stryker, will create value for our shareholders as we successfully support the increasing demand for efficient outpatient joint replacement.”
About Conformis, Inc.
Conformis is a medical technology company that uses its proprietary iFit Image-to-Implant technology platform to develop, manufacture, and sell joint replacement implants and instruments that are individually sized and shaped, which we refer to as personalized, individualized, or sometimes as customized, to fit each patient’s unique anatomy. Conformis offers a broad line of sterile, personalized knee and hip implants and single-use instruments delivered to hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. In clinical studies, Conformis iTotal CR knee replacement system demonstrated superior clinical outcomes, including better function and greater patient satisfaction, compared to traditional, off-the-shelf implants. Conformis owns or exclusively in-licenses issued patents and pending patent applications that cover personalized implants and patient-specific instrumentation for all major joints.
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SOURCE: Globe Newswire, 20th August 2020