Zimmer Biomet: Smart knee implantZimmer Biomet this year plans to launch the Persona-IQ, a next-gen version of its successful, personalized Persona knee implant that will incorporate the Canary Medical CHIRP sensor.
The Persona-IQ received breakthrough device designation from the FDA in October 2019. Zimmer Biomet and Canary Health are in the final stages of a De Novo 510(k) clearance process with the agency — as well as reimbursement decisions from CMS that could enable doctors to receive extra payments for monitoring CHIRP data.
Zimmer Biomet appears to be at the forefront of smart implants. The Persona-IQ should start driving revenue growth in late 2021 and early 2022, SVB Leerink managing director Rich Newitter said during a DeviceTalks Weekly podcast in February.
Information from sensors such as the CHIRP could decrease the number of times a patient needs to come back to a doctor’s office — and could even one day identify problems with an implant before they happen, Newitter said.