Integrum initiates collaboration with Erie County Medical Center in New York

Mölndal, Sweden, February 18, 2022 – Integrum (publ) (Nasdaq First North Growth Market: INTEG B) today announced that Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, USA, has completed treatment of their first two patients with the OPRATM Implant System, making it the first hospital in the state to perform surgeries with Integrum’s implant system. In parallel, Integrum will collaborate with Garwood Medical Devices, and researchers at the University at Buffalo, to develop the infection control system BioPrax.

Integrum develops and markets OPRA­­TM – the only FDA approved bone-anchored treatment system for major limb loss. The use of OPRATM is supported by a substantial body of scientific and clinical literature showing that the system significantly improves functional outcomes, and quality of life, in individuals who have suffered limb loss.

Integrum is working to train and support clinical teams at selected key hospitals in the US, in order spread awareness of the OPRATM system. The collaboration with Erie County Medical Center’s (ECMC) marks an important step forward, as Integrum continues to expand its presence in the US market. ECMC, with Integrum’s support, fully completed treatment of their first two patients over a six-month period.

Integrum is also working with Garwood Medical Devices, a Buffalo based medical device company developing the microelectronic system BioPrax to mitigate implant-related infection. Integrum is continuously evaluating technologies to effectively decrease infection rates since it can help expand the use of OPRATM to patients more prone to infections, such as those with certain comorbidities and the elderly. In June 2021, Integrum and Garwood Medical Devices entered a memorandum of understanding to explore a collaboration aimed at expanding treatment indications for the OPRATM Implant System. Garwood Medical and the affiliated research team at the University at Buffalo were recently awarded a $744,000 grant from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to investigate if the BioPrax system can be used to mitigate implant-related infection. The collaboration was recently featured in a news article in Buffalo News.

“We are pleased to work with the skilled surgical and rehab team at the ECMC to successfully facilitate incorporation of the OPRATM implant system in their treatment offering to patients who have suffered major limb loss. We are further looking forward to collaborating with Garwood Medical Devices and hopefully find a better solution to address infection and alleviate patient suffering”, said Tom Dugan, President, Integrum Inc.

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