Conformis launches Made-to-Measure Imprint knee system

Conformis’ Imprint knee system [Image courtesy of Conformis]Conformis (Nasdaq:CFMS) today announced the full commercial launch of its new Imprint knee system.

The orthopedic company’s new Imprint system is made-to-measure and will become Conformis’ primary knee offering. The company is also offering a fully personalized iTotal Identity system as a deluxe services upgrade option for patients through its Image-to-Implant Platinum Services program.

“We have been pleased with the surgeon feedback that we’ve received to date, and we are excited to see continued adoption of our Imprint system which reflects our business model transition,” said CEO and President Mark Augusti. “By introducing the new Made-to-Measure category of TKA systems, we created a new standard for personalization with the lower manufacturing cost and faster delivery time of typical fully custom products.”

Imprint uses several features from the Conformis’ fully personal…

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Conformis reports sales loss of 3% in Q3 results

Conformis (Nasdaq:CFMS) today posted third-quarter results that missed the earnings consensus on Wall Street but beat revenue estimates.

The Billerica, Massachusetts-based orthopedic device company reported losses of $15.2 million, or 8¢ per share, on sales of $13.78 million for the three months ended September 30 for a sales loss of 3.29% compared with Q3 2021.

Earnings per share were 1¢ behind The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $13.72 million.

“We are gaining traction with Imprint and Platinum Services and remain confident in our long-term growth strategy,” Conformis President and CEO Mark Augusti said in a news release. “However, translating the positive feedback from surgeons and patients who are adopting our new products and service model into top-line revenue growth is taking longer than initially anticipated. Until our revenue growth resumes, we are taking proactive measures with our cost structure in order to preserve our …

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Conformis wins FDA clearance for Actera hip system

Conformis (Nasdaq:CFMS) announced yesterday that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Actera hip system.

Billerica, Massachusetts-based Conformis announced the regulatory win after the market closed on Tuesday, Sept. 13. This afternoon (Wednesday, Sept. 14), shares of CFMS are up 8.5% at 29¢ apiece.

The company designed Actera with a tri-taper femoral stem, adding to its hip portfolio. Conformis said the tri-taper design is becoming “more common” among orthopedic surgeons. Its design facilitates a minimally invasive approach similar to direct anterior, offering easier access to the femur. Consequently, this results in less injury to muscles and fewer potential interactions with nerves.

Conformis said it designed the system and supporting software to offer more personalized alternatives to cementless hip stems. It leverages the company’s advanced surgical planning and “surgery in a box” delivery model.

“We’re excit…

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Conformis rises on in-line Q2 results

Conformis (Nasdaq:CFMS) this week posted second-quarter results that were in line with the consensus on Wall Street.

The Billerica, Massachusetts-based orthopedic purveyor reported losses of $15.52 million, or -9¢ per share, on sales of $15.14 million for the three months ended June 30, for a bottom-line loss compared to net income of $38 million in Q2 2021.

Earnings per share were 1¢ behind The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $15.15 million.

“Our second quarter results show signs that we are on the right long-term path. We were in line with our revenue expectations for the quarter and continued to grow our Imprint case volume. The recent signing of our first national agreement for our new Platinum Services Program highlights that our portfolio shift is taking hold,” President and CEO Mark Augusti said in a news release.

“Like many companies, we continue to deal with macro-economic and supply chain challenges that have…

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Conformis posts mixed bag Q1 results, grows sales 12%

Conformis (Nasdaq:CFMS) this week posted first-quarter results that beat the revenue consensus on Wall Street but missed earnings estimates.

The Billerica, Massachusetts-based orthopedic device maker reported losses of $16 million, or -9¢ per share, on sales of $15.6 million for three months ended March 31, for a sales growth of 12.4% compared with Q1 2021.

Earnings per share were 2¢ behind The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $14.01 million.

“We had another good quarter of progress on our Imprint and Platinum Services rollouts. Surgeon interest and feedback continue to be favorable and we are positioned well to benefit as elective arthroplasty procedure recovery takes hold in hospitals and ASC’s over the coming quarters. Traction on our topline and recovery of procedural levels will benefit our gross margins, which have been under pressure the past two quarters. We are acting decisively to reverse this trend and get back to our expected …

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Conformis announces a credit card partnership

Conformis (Nasdaq:CFMS) officials are betting that a special credit card could get more people to opt for upgraded orthopedic surgeries.

The Billerica, Massachusetts–based ortho surgery tech company at AAOS 2022 today announced a partnership with Synchrony (NYSE:SYF) to add Conformis’ Image-to-Implant Platinum Services program to Synchrony’s CareCredit credit card offering.

More than 250,000 providers and health-focused retail locations, including 20 health systems, accept the CareCredit card, according to Conformis and Synchrony. There are more than 11 million cardholder accounts.

People selecting a fully personalized Conformis implant could gain more access to flexible payment options through the partnership. Synchrony says the card includes special financing options geared toward people who need to handle out-of-pocket medical costs.

“Increasingly, patients undergoing orthopedic care, such as joint replacement, are choosing upgraded servi…

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Conformis appoints chief legal officer, corporate secretary

Conformis (NSDQ:CFMS) this week announced that Denise Pedulla was appointed chief legal officer and corporate secretary.

Prior to joining the Billerica, Massachusetts-based company, Pedulla served as the general counsel and corporate secretary for NeoGenomics. She has also held numerous leadership roles at Berkeley Research Group, Orthofix and Fresenius Medical Care.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Denise Pedulla as chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Her strong public company experience and leadership capabilities will help support our growth strategy and further strengthen our executive team,” president and CEO Mark Augusti said in a news release. “I look forward to the contributions she will make as a member of the Conformis team.”

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How medtech and pharma are responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Medtech and pharma companies continue to support Ukraine relief efforts following Russia’s invasion.

Previously, the World Health Organization announced that it was sending “essential medical supplies” to Ukraine — including its first shipment of 36 metric tons of supplies for trauma care and emergency surgery and other health supplies — to meet the needs of more than 150,000 patients. Medical device and pharmaceutical companies have taken various actions for support efforts, ranging from matching employee contributions and sending supplies to suspending operations in the region.

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How medtech and pharma are responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

[Image from Pixabay]Medtech and pharma companies continue to support Ukraine relief efforts following Russia’s invasion.

Previously, the World Health Organization announced that it was sending “essential medical supplies” to Ukraine — including its first shipment of 36 metric tons of supplies for trauma care and emergency surgery and other health supplies — to meet the needs of more than 150,000 patients. Medical device and pharmaceutical companies have taken various actions for support efforts, ranging from matching employee contributions and sending supplies to suspending operations in the region.

Get the full running list of life science companies and their efforts on Medical Design & Outsourcing.

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How medtech and pharma are responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Medtech and pharma companies continue to support Ukraine relief efforts following Russia’s invasion.

Previously, the World Health Organization announced that it was sending “essential medical supplies” to Ukraine — including its first shipment of 36 metric tons of supplies for trauma care and emergency surgery and other health supplies — to meet the needs of more than 150,000 patients. Medical device and pharmaceutical companies have taken various actions for support efforts, ranging from matching employee contributions and sending supplies to suspending operations in the region.

Below is a running list of life science companies and their efforts. This is a developing story and will be updated as companies release information.

3M: Suspending all business in Russia.

Abbott: Donating $2 million to humanitarian organizations to support Ukraine and refugees; donating …

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Conformis misses on Q4 projections, expects omicron-related disruptions

Conformis (NSDQ:CFMS) shares were slightly up today on fourth-quarter results that missed the consensus forecast.

The Billerica, Massachusetts-based company posted losses of nearly $16 million, or 9¢ per share, on sales of $15.3 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2021, for a large bottom-line slide deeper into the red on a sales decline of 7.6%.

Conformis’ losses per share of 9¢ fell 2¢ shy of expectations on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $15.6 million.

The company recently launched its Platinum Services Program, which represents a first in orthopedics and aims to complement the Imprint knee system, which Conformis expects will advance to full market release later this year.

“With all of the recent development initiatives in place as we head into 2022, we are poised for growth,” Conformis CEO Mark Augusti said in a news release. “The pace of our growth will likely correlate to how fast medic…

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World Health Organization sending 36 metric tons of medical supplies to Ukraine

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The World Health Organization today said that it is sending more than 36 metric tons of medical supplies to support the humanitarian emergency in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion last week.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the organization is sending “essential medical supplies” to Ukraine — including its first shipment of 36 metric tons of supplies for trauma care and emergency surgery and other health supplies — to meet the needs of more than 150,000 patients.

“Prior to the conflict, WHO distributed emergency supplies to 23 hospitals, although our prepositioned supplies in Kyiv are currently inaccessible,” Ghebreyesus said in a press briefing. “There is an urgent need to establish a corridor to ensure humanitarian workers and supplies have safe and continuous access to reach people in need.”

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