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Sensortech Announces High Efficiency, Ligament Balancing Smart Insert Device

2/4/2013 12:34:07 PM

Pendleton, SC (January 30, 2013)- -- -Sensortech Corporation announced advancement of their new, orthopedic knee alignment product, the Force Check Knee Replacement Smart Insert designed for improving efficiencies in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries.

Incorporating new, FDA- -approved Bluetooth 4 low energy technology, and made of FDA- -approved plastics, the Force Check Knee Replacement Smart Insert is adaptable to any TKA replacement on the market. And, because it is wireless and self- -contained the device also allows surgeons the option to retain a patient’s cruciate ligaments during surgery, if desired.

Use of this insert is expected to increase profitability through reduced operating room and patient recovery times of TKA surgeries by providing superior alignment of components. Specifically, better fitting components can yield faster healing, reduced component wear and tear, offer superior pain management and require fewer revisions— all efficiency benefits for the patient and money savers for health care providers.

Because it is a Sensortech platform technology, the next generation device also has the potential to someday become a “leave in” device, capable of measuring TKA component performance throughout the life of the replacement.

“We are excited to offer this solution to the medical community,” said insert inventor Dr. Andrew Clark. “The new Force Check Knee Replacement Smart Insert offers a patented, superior solution to other TKA ligament balancing devices on the market. Not only does our product provide real time condyle contact pressure (force) but it also gives contact location and tracks movement of the contact patches throughout the flexion test.

We know the demand is there. Surgeons and medical device manufacturers have been telling us they need our solution for some time now. This is it, the smart insert is the best in breed, for ligament balancing and alignment of TKA components,” added Dr. Clark.

To fully exploit the multi- -million dollar market value of this device and assist in acquiring a 510K from the FDA to develop the “leave in” solution, Sensortech is seeking acquisition partner(s). As an added benefit, the company has also positioned their Force Check Knee Replacement Smart Insert device as the initial entry into a line of medical device smart inserts that can be used in component alignment and monitoring phases of other types of joint replacement surgeries. For more information about Sensortech go to or contact Sensor Tech Corporation at, (864) 298- -0684.

This press release includes forward- -looking statements covered by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results for fiscal year 2013 and beyond could differ materially from Sensortech Corporation’s current expectations. Factors that could cause Sensortech Corporation’s results to differ materially from those expressed in forward- -looking statements include, variation in demand and acceptance of products and services, general business and economic conditions beyond Sensortech Corporation’s control, the consequences of competitive factors in the marketplace including the ability to attract and retain customers, results of continuous improvement and other cost- - containment strategies, and Sensortech Corporation’s success in attracting and retaining key personnel. Sensortech Corporation undertakes no obligation to revise or update forward- -looking statements as a result of new information, since these statements may no longer be accurate or timely.

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