ORTHO-TAG ANNOUNCES NEW PATENT
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING INFORMATION
RELATING TO A MEDICAL IMPLANT DEVICE
PITTSBURGH, PA - Ortho-tag Inc., an innovator of technologies that advance
the wireless communication, secure data
and diagnostic functionality of medical implants, including nanosensors, announces that the company
received additional intellectual property for its “Ortho-tag”
US 9,700,234 was issued by the United States Patent and
Trademark Office on July 11, 2017 titled, System and Method
For Storing Information Relating To A Medical Implant Device. The new patent describes a method of
implants in the
human body and incorporation of x-rays that can be labeled with specific technical descriptions of the
implanted medical devices and patient medical records,
as well as interaction with nanosensors capable of monitoring
the tissue environment around implants to detect infections and other conditions.
“The technologies being developed by Ortho-tag are pioneering a new frontier in healthcare,”
explained New Jersey
surgeon and inventor Lee Berger, MD, CEO of Ortho-tag. “These technologies were developed
by Dr. Berger and Dr. Marlin Mickle at the University of Pittsburgh.
This new technology will serve a critical role in
the future of smart implants and digital medical records as the standard platform in which data is communicated
and stored through the human body.”
A research partnership between Ortho-tag and the University of Pittsburgh
was established in 2011 to develop
solutions that are applicable to healthcare markets.
Ortho-tag’s collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh RFID Center of Excellence and the University
Department of Biochemistry
established the proprietary “Ortho-tag” system consisting of an implantable “tag” or
“wearable device” and touch probe that utilizes volume conduction of energy and
the natural conductivity of body
This method of communication enables health care providers the ability to securely program, reprogram,
and obtain real-time access (directly from the patient)
to vital in-body information.
An Ortho-tag can also host multiple nanosensors
to monitor the biological environment around an implant.
Ortho-tag biosensors can assist in non-invasively detecting (in real-time) post-operative prosthetic
by measuring changes in
tissue temperature, pH, and other indicating biomarkers, including, in the future,
the identification of specific microorganisms.
Ortho-tag has exclusive licenses and additional patents issued jointly with the University of Pittsburgh’s
of Innovation Technology
that were achieved though its research partnership, including solutions to powering
implantable tags and biosensors without the use of an internal battery,
overcoming signal interference with metallic
implants, incorporating nanosensors, and re-programmable high-capacity data storage capability on implantable tags.
For more information, please email email@example.com and visit www.ortho-tag.com.