B-TEMIA ACCELERATES ITS COMMERCIALIZATION UNDERTAKINGS WITH A FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE CITY OF QUEBEC
Québec City, QC | November 14, 2016 – B-TEMIA Inc., a leader in the human augmentation market with its proprietary dermoskeletal technology, welcomes the financial support from the “Fonds local d’investissement” program, orchestrated by the City of Quebec. This $150,000 financial contribution will be used to accelerate the commercialization of the company’s medical product, the Keeogo™ powered walking assistance device.
“After initiating our work with firefighters and law enforcement groups, this second financial commitment from the City of Québec represents a clear sign of recognition and trust in the potential of B-TEMIA’s Dermoskeleton™ technology. We want to thank the City of Quebec for their continuous support,” stated Stéphane Bédard, Founder and CEO of B-TEMIA. “This contribution will be used to finance additional manufacturing activities in Quebec City, as B-TEMIA is now squarely engaged on its path to full commercialization,” Mr. Bédard added.
KeeogoTM is a powered walking assistance device developed by B-TEMIA. It has been used by individuals with degenerative medical conditions such as knee/hip osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) and other conditions that limit mobility. Used as rehabilitation equipment or as a daily commodity for walking, Keeogo™ is commercially available for purchase or rental in Canada. It is currently under investigation in a multicenter pivotal clinical trial aiming for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, a prerequisite to enter the US market.
Founded in 2010, B-TEMIA Inc. is a medical device manufacturer that develops and markets cutting-edge products for the growing market of human augmentation systems. B-TEMIA operates through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, B-TEMIA Inc. and B-TEMIA USA Inc., in the medical, industrial and military fields. B-TEMIA owns a patented technology called Dermoskeleton™ that restores, maintains or enhances the mobility of users.
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