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First Journal Article Published from SurroSense Rx® Pilot Study II

he Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology published “Smarter Sole Survival: Will Neuropathic Patients at High Risk for Ulceration Use a Smart Insole-Based Foot Protection System?” in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology today. The article is the first of several articles expected out of the second pilot study from the University of Arizona Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) clinic under the supervision of Dr. David Armstrong.

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Patent granted for Orpyx technology in Australia

Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. announced today that the Australian Patents Office has awarded Orpyx the “Peripheral Sensory and Supersensory Replacement System.” The patent covers key inventions used in both Orpyx’s SurroSense Rx (R) product and future products, such as SurroGait Rx (TM), in Australia.

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SurroSense Rx® Study Shows Device Effective in Encouraging Patients to Actively Offload Pressure

Dr. Bijan Najafi, Professor of Surgery and Director of Clinical Research at the Baylor College of Medicine presented the first released results of the second pilot study at University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. This study, under the direction of Dr. David Armstrong, tested Orpyx’s SurroSense Rx™ with 19 participants with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and at high risk of diabetic foot ulcers over a three-month period.

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Orpyx’s CEO and Co-Founder awarded Governor General’s Innovation Award

Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. (“Orpyx”) is proud to announce its CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Breanne Everett was named one of the six national winners of the inaugural Governor General’s Innovation Award in Canada. The goal of the Governor General’s Innovation Award is to inspire Canadians to embrace innovation and to emulate innovative, entrepreneurial risk-takers who have developed new or groundbreaking ways of creating value and a meaningful impact on our quality of life.

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Smart Insoles: Assessing their Clinical Potential

Orpyx’s SurroSense Rx® was recently mentioned LER Magazine. Lower Extremity Review or LER Magazine fills the lower extremity information gap for practitioners in the fields of Podiatry, Physical Therapy, O&P Pedorthics, and Orthopaedics. The article discusses how athletes have been quick to embrace smart insoles and the biomechanical data generated by the devices’ embedded sensors. However, experts believe smart insoles may also have potential clinical applications for patients with foot health problems, such as diabetic neuropathy.

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Could New Wearable Technologies Help Replace Lost Or Impaired Plantar Pressure Proprioception?

Orpyx’s SurroGait Rx™ was recently mentioned in Volume 29 – Issue 3 – March 2016 of Podiatry Today. Podiatry Today is an award-winning, premier publication that emphasizes informative clinical features and columns as well as practice management articles. The authors Dr. Breanne Everett – Orpyx’s CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Asmussen, and Dr. Armstrong discuss changing perspectives on neuroplasticity and the evolution of sensory substitution, and how these trends have led to wearable technology with potential benefits in this high-risk population.

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Patent granted for Orpyx technology in New Zealand

Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. announced today that the New Zealand intellectual property office has awarded Orpyx an important patent related to the company’s foundation technology. The “Peripheral Sensory and Supersensory Replacement System” patent covers key inventions used in both Orpyx’s SurroSense Rx® product and future products, such as SurroGait Rx (TM), in New Zealand.

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Orpyx LogR™ to be used to investigate markers for cardiovascular disease

Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. today announced a clinical trial agreement with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. The study will use the Orpyx LogR plantar pressure research system to measure gait and balance parameters in a variety of patients with cardiac and vascular disorders in an attempt to correlate global musculoskeletal changes (as represented by balance/foot pressure physiology) to discrete subsets of cardiovascular disease.

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Orpyx Welcomes New Director

Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. announced today that David Taylor has joined its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Taylor is the President of Resman Holdings Ltd., an investment firm with a diverse portfolio of investments across industries. 

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Orpyx’s LogR Steps Up for Athletes

The LogR from Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. (“Orpyx”) was featured on The Discovery Channel’s hit television series, Daily Planet. The LogR system is a mobile kit targeted for research-focused plantar pressure measurement – collecting data in real time, in the real world. Samuel Blades, PhD candidate from the University of Victoria’s Department of Exercise was approached by the television station to record a segment on his applied sports science research. As described in the segment, the progress made to date is nothing short of “revolutionary”.

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Orpyx® Launches Fully Redesigned Website

Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. (“Orpyx”) is pleased to announce the launch of its fully revamped website: The website has been redesigned with our customer needs in mind. We’ve focused on making the site easier to navigate, more impactful and providing greater support resources.

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Diabetic Foot Conference Weighs Offloading Issues

Orpyx was recently mentioned in the July 2015 edition of the Lower Extremity Review. At the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot in the Netherlands, pressure offloading was a hot topic. Lower Extremity Review author, Cary Groner, provides a synopsis of the conference and what clinicians are suggestion for best practice recommendations on offloading. They also discuss Orpyx’s smart insoles!

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Consumer Health Technologies You Should Be Using

Technological advancements have ushered in a new dawn of health and fitness, where tracking our well-being can be done via our smartphones and tablets. Today, we have thousands of health applications for Android and iOS devices that allow us to immediately count the calories we have burnt and the distance we have ran, walked or cycled. In a 2014 report entitled, mHealth App Developer Economics, it revealed that the worldwide revenue for mobile health app reached $2.4 billion in 2013, and they expect that it will grow to $26 billion by the end of 2017 But, apart from mobile applications, there are other health-related technologies that are also garner a lot of press within the tech domain. We have listed some of the buzz tech devices that you should seriously consider purchasing in the coming months.

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SurroSense Rx Praised at 48 Hrs in the Hub

Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. (“Orpyx”) participated in the pitch competition at the 48 Hours in the Hub event, an annual intensive two-day program in Cambridge/Boston. Orpyx’s President, Lew Turnquist, competed against other Canadian companies in the Life Sciences/ Health IT stream and was awarded the prize for “Coolest Technology”. The award was delivered by Gaurav Jain, who was recently named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Venture Capital 2015.

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Have Your Cake & Eat It Too (Sugar-Free, of Course)!

It’s no secret that diabetes is a difficult disease to manage with many co-morbid conditions associated with it. One of the most common complications related to the disease is peripheral neuropathy. Patients with diabetes can lose sensation in their feet, which can lead to ulcers, infection and in many cases amputation.

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“An Ounce of Prevention….

As we remember the now famous quote from Benjamin Franklin its clear to see that the idea of “Prevention” is not new. It’s an excellent idea and always has been.

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2014 Fundica Funding Roadshow Winner

Orpyx® presented to a funding panel in Edmonton, Alberta and was awarded top honours. The Fundica Fundraising Roadshow is an opportunity for companies to pitch their innovative product to an esteemed panel of VC, banks and government organizations.

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Orpyx Names New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. announced today that John Jahrstorfer has joined the team as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In this role, Jahrstorfer will lead the company’s sales and marketing team and drive Orpyx’s launch of the SurroSense Rx system worldwide. Jahrstorfer will be based in New England.

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The Power of Partnerships Prevails

Mitacs, Own the Podium, Orpyx Medical Technologies (“Orpyx”), the University of Victoria and the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific have joined forces to provide a new opportunity for applied sport science research. These forward-thinking organizations are collaborating on a project with PhD candidate Samuel Blades from the University of Victoria’s Department of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,004,428 - June 2018
U.S. Patent No. 9,778,131 B2 - October 2017
U.S. Patent No. D740,950 S - October 2015
Australia Patent No. 2011320072 - May 2016
Japan Patent No. 6004444 - October 2016
New Zealand Patent No. 611197 - November 2015

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