OrthoCor Medical, Minneapolis

Award Category: Life Sciences, Small & Growing Company
OrthoCor Medical, Minneapolis

Using a combination of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) stimulation and application of heat or cold, OrthoCor’s Active Knee System is approved for temporary relief of joint pain, especially related to arthritis. Radio frequency coils embedded in the brace generate PEMF waves that the company says promote healing and reduce pain and edema. The device has recently received the codes necessary to allow for Medicare and insurance-company reimbursement, and it’s being marketed to orthopedic health care professionals.