JointMedica a vision of progress

As of August 2016, JointMedica evolved from a sales focused Orthopaedic device company to a dedicated Research and Development organisation, with the intent to exploit its generous portfolio of Orthopaedic specific Intellectual Property. 

Over the last 4 years, we have increased our specialist headcount, been successful in winning several awards [1], secured Government Grant funding [2] and establish first in class ODEP classifications [3]. We have worked hard to form alliances with key universities [4] and specialist manufacturing organisations. 

Left to Right: Lea Corbett - Quality Assurance Assistant, Roger Ashton - Technical Director, Steve Meakins - RA/QA Manager,
Terry Smith - Managing Director, Mat Clayton - Manufacturing Technician, Ollie Clayton - Mechanical Engineer/Manufacturing Engineer, Dee Foster - Senior Administrator, Nina Bennion - Accounts & Customer Services Manager

Our principal focus during this time has been relating to hip arthroplasty. Our principal design surgeons Prof Derek McMinn MD, and Mr Ronan Treacy MD, have successfully led our engineering team in the creation of Polymotion Hip Resurfacing™ (PHR™) the world’s first, and only, metal on monoblock vitamin E crosslinked polyethylene hip resurfacing concept in preparation for clinical investigation and regulatory submissions. 

 

In addition, we have published our activities using JointMedica’s unique manufacturing capability in the Custom-made implant arena [5].

 

As an adjunct to Hip Resurfacing, our relationship with Newcastle University allows JointMedica to investigate its exclusive Compass Taper™ primary hip replacement concept.  

Polymotion Hip Resurfacing™ (PHR™)

This design considers several intuitive improvements to existing primary uncemented hips. Particular attention is currently being given to the widely reported issues of taper corrosion. Our work with Newcastle is currently focused on proving the application of a zirconium sleeve that will serve to eradicate this issue for future generations of hip arthroplasty recipients.

As JointMedica continues its journey, we are delighted to announce our recent membership of the Federation of Small Businesses [6]. Our strategic trajectory is fixed, we look forward to sharing our continued progress with you over the coming months.

 

  1. https://www.jointmedica.com/midlands-enterprise-award-winners 
    https://www.jointmedica.com/birmingham-prestige-awards-2019
    https://www.jointmedica.com/ghp-award
     

  2. https://www.jointmedica.com/innovate-uk-continuity-grant
    https://www.jointmedica.com/innovate-uk-funding
    https://www.jointmedica.com/jointmedica-awarded-poc-grant
     

  3. https://www.jointmedica.com/odep-custom-devices
     

  4. https://www.jointmedica.com/lewis-woollin
     

  5. https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/pdf/10.1302/2046-3758.810.BJR-2019-0060.R1
     

  6. www.fsb.org.uk