Kapstone Medical and Band-Lok Announce Issuance of US Patent for Orthopedic Tether Clamp and Implantation System

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United States Patent No. 9,173,685 was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to North Carolina-based Band-Lok, LLC on November 3rd, 2015.

Tether Clamp and Implantation System

The issuance of the US patent for this one-of-a-kind system is a positive step in our quest for outstanding patient care.

Kapstone Medical, LLC (http://www.kapstonemedical.com), a product development and intellectual property service provider for medical device innovators, and Band-Lok, LLC, an orthopedic medical device innovation firm, are pleased to report receipt of the official United States Letters Patent for the Band-Lok Tether Clamp and Implantation System, U.S. Patent No. 9,173,685, which was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on November 3rd, 2015.

“The issuance of the US patent for this one-of-a-kind system is a positive step in our quest for outstanding patient care,” said Randy Roof, Co-Founder and President of Band-Lok, LLC. “Painstakingly invented by our core team of engineers and orthopedic experts, and filed in 2012, we are eager to begin seeing the benefits that we are sure the Tether Clamp and Implantation system will have on patients across the country.”

The Tether Clamp and Implantation System, developed through a collaboration between Band-Lok and Kapstone Medical, is a clamp housing assembly and method for providing stabilization as a bone anchor during an orthopedic surgical procedure. The assembly includes a housing, a locking element, and a band.

“Our intent with Band-Lok is to continue to provide leading edge, quality, patient-focused innovations to as many surgeons, medical centers, and patients as we can,” said John Kapitan, Co-Founder of Band-Lok, LLC and Founder and President of Kapstone Medical, LLC. “The Tether Clamp and Implantation System patent issuance is a decisive step in that direction.”

About Band-Lok, LLC
Based in Waxhaw, NC, Band-Lok LLC is a team of surgeons, orthopedic medical device experts and engineers focused on providing quality medical device systems to hospitals, surgeons, and patients across the United States.

About Kapstone Medical, LLC
Kapstone Medical has been helping innovators develop and safeguard their ideas since 2007. It is a privately held engineering firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company integrates a suite of in-house disciplines to give physician inventors, entrepreneurs and manufacturers of all sizes the opportunity to efficiently develop new ideas on time and on budget. Kapstone Medical’s range of services includes all aspects of product development, IP protection, regulatory, quality assurance, and supply chain management.

Contact Information

John Kapitan
Founder & President, Kapstone Medical LLC
100 E. South Main St - P.O. Box 1458 - Waxhaw, NC 28173 - USA
phone: 704 843-7852
site: http://www.kapstonemedical.com | email: jkapitan(at)kapstonemedical(dot)com

Randy Roof
Co-Founder and President, Band-Lok LLC
101 Waxhaw Professional Park Dr., Suite A - Waxhaw, NC 28173 - USA
phone: 704-243-0892
site: http://www.cuttingedgespine.com | email: r.roof(at)cuttingedgespine(dot)com

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