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OrthoCor Medical, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Medical Technology
Headquarters Minneapolis, Minnesota
Key people

John Dinusson, President, CEO & Co-founder

Kin-Joe Sham, COO & Co-founder
Products OrthoCor Active Knee System
Website http://www.orthocormedical.com

OrthoCor Medical, Inc. is a privately owned medical device company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 2007, OrthoCor develops drug-free, noninvasive, mobile medical devices that alleviate pain and reduce edema.[1]


OrthoCor is headquartered in the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.

The founders of OrthoCor, John Dinusson and Kin-Joe Sham, initially worked to address the untapped market between analgesics and total knee replacement surgery. OrthoCor's product development team designed a drug-free, noninvasive technology platform called the OrthoCor Active Knee System to alleviate pain and reduce edema in the knee. In 2009, OrthoCor received Class III clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Active Knee System.[1][2] In June 2010, OrthoCor moved into the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.[1]


Active Knee System - In August 2010, the company introduced the OrthoCor Active Knee System, a Class III medical device, following approval from the FDA. The OrthoCor Active Knee System is indicated for adjunctive use in the palliative treatment of post-operative pain and edema in superficial soft tissue. The product uses a combination of electromagnetic therapy and heat, for temporary relief of minor muscular and joint aches and pains associated with over-exertion, strains, sprains, and arthritis. The patented technology behind OrthoCor’s Active Knee System is the combination of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) and heat therapies. The PEMF is activated when single-use OrthoPods are inserted into the device.[1][3] The OrthoCor Active Knee was a featured product on The Dr. Oz Show.[4]


In 2012, OrthoCor was named the winner of the Minnesota Cup in the BioScience Division, a state-wide competition recognizing entrepreneurial excellence.[5] In November of that same year, OrthoCor won the prestigious Tekne Award for Life Sciences (Small & Growing Company),[6] given by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA). At the 9th Annual LifeScience Alley Expo event, OrthoCor was a winner of the New Technology Show Case sponsored by Boston Scientific. The Active Knee System was introduced as a cutting edge device among other health care technologies.[7]


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