2019 Year in Review – OrthoXel
2019 was a busy but wonderful year for OrthoXel in terms of business growth and reaching objectives!
Throughout the year, OrthoXel extended its team and welcomed 3 new members, Clionadh Fahy who was on placement from CIT as Marketing Coordinator, Amy O’Mahony new Document Control Specialist and Mark Moynihan who was appointed as Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Manager.
The most significant and exciting part of 2019 for the company was getting one step closer to distribution in the United States. OrthoXel appointed GlobalMed Logistix LLC as the Device Initial Importer and registered on the FDA’s Global Unique Identifier Database following that, the first successful test shipment to the US was made at the end of June.
We also released two whitepapers describing the bench and clinical performance of the Apex Tibial Nailing System: Enhanced Construct Fatigue Life with Apex Micromotion Fixation looking at screw fatigue with the Apex Nailing System screw compared to conventional static locking in the predicate, the Zimmer Natural Nail. The second whitepaper, Early Healing in High-Risk Fractures Following Apex Micromotion Fixation was a review of four high-risk tibial fractures successfully treated with Apex micromotion fixation. These cases included open injuries from Grade II to Grade IIIb on the Gustilo-Anderson scale and all patients achieved rapid clinical union.
Three of OrthoXel’s founding members – Charles Daly, Hannah Dailey and James Harty, co-authored a peer-reviewed scientific publication in the July 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Their paper describes innovative new methods for measuring tibial fracture healing using low-dose computed tomography (CT) imaging.
During the year, OrthoXel attended events in Ireland and the U.S. including the AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting in Denver. There were also some fun events attended such as the Cork Chamber #ClockOutAndConnect and the Amplify Digital Marketing conference.
There are exciting new developments coming for OrthoXel in 2020 so watch this space!