Ottobock, BionX announce collaboration

Ottobock HealthCare GmbH and BionX Medical Technologies Inc. recently announced a collaboration in which Ottobock will be the exclusive distributor of the BioM prosthetic ankle in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavian markets. The collaboration is effective immediately.

“We are very pleased about our partnership with this innovative company,” Helmut Pfuhl, PhD, head of the Prosthetics Business Unit at Ottobock, said in a company press release. “BionX and Ottobock are a good fit. Our shared goal is to keep offering new possibilities to amputees through innovative products and personalized fitting options, helping them be more mobile in their everyday life, work and leisure time.”

“We are very excited about our partnership with Ottobock, a pioneer and market leader in orthotics and prosthetics,” Charles Carignan, MD, president and chief executive officer of BionX Medical Technologies, said in the press release. “This partnership will further expand our ability to offer normalized limb function and improved quality of life to enable more people around the world to realize their full potential.”


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