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

January 12, 2016
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Kapstone Medical, LLC, a product development and intellectual property service provider for medical device innovators, and , 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.

Materialise Announces Partnership with Kapstone Medical

March 25, 2015
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Materialise (NASDAQ: MTLS), a leading provider of additive manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions, announced today a strategic partnership with Kapstone Medical.

Exhibits at AAOS and OMTEC.

June 1, 2014
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Kapstone exhibits at the 2014 AAOS and OMTEC conferences for the first time.

Enters venture for IP

September 1, 2013
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Kapstone enters venture with a distributor and supplier to engineer and develop IP for a novel pedicle screw.

First exclusive tether band license

July 1, 2013
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Kapstone partner, Band-LOK, grants first pediatric-exclusive IP license covering novel tether banding technology.

First nonexclusive Spherofix license

May 1, 2013
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First nonexclusive IP license covering Spherofix technology for a novel spinal device is granted to a US based OEM.

New engineering staff

January 1, 2013
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Additional engineering talent aquired.

Second nonexclusive license of polyaxial screw system

November 1, 2012
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Kapstone grants the second nonexclusive IP license covering its proprietary polyaxial screw system.

Intellectual Property (IP) services added

May 1, 2012
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Industrial Design

Intellectual property services supplement the Kapstone advantage as a further benefit to customers.

Manufacturing & Industrial Design services

July 1, 2011
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Manufacturing support and Industrial Design services are added.

Proprietary polyaxial screw system

October 1, 2010
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First nonexclusive IP license of proprietary polyaxial screw system is granted.

Partnership with Shoulder Options

August 1, 2010
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Exclusive R&D partnership agreement with Shoulder Options.

New engineering staff

May 1, 2010
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Engineering staff is doubled.

3D Prototyping Machine

June 1, 2009
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Acquisition of an Objet Eden250 3D Printing System offering Rapid Prototyping services.

New office in Waxhaw

June 1, 2008
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Expansion to new office in historic downtown Waxhaw, NC

John Kapitan forms Kapstone Medical in 2007

June 1, 2007
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The business begins out of his home office.


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