Ortho-Tag Seeks FDA Approval for System that IDs Surgical Implants  
7/29/2011 9:12:19 AM

A McKees Rocks company is preparing to seek Food and Drug Administration approval for an electronic tag system that can identify surgical implants, a rapidly expanding technology that has become a driving force in innovation at the University of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Latest from The Business Journals Vision for new Golden Triangle would link neighborhoodsIdea Foundry, Pitt, URA team up to help nurture start-upsNo debt deal, but slight concern about default Follow this company .

Founded in April, Ortho-Tag Inc. plans to seek FDA approval to market a radio frequency tag and wand system that can identify artificial hips and knees, which are implanted by surgeons, CEO Ken Laing said. The company plans to submit its 510(k) application in the fourth quarter of this year.

“It solves a problem that has been facing orthopedic surgeons ...