ZetrOZ and its innovative products have been featured in a cross-section of news outlets from medical publications to mainstream media.
Major growth of Sports Medicine global market
On the basis of regional presence, global sports medicine market is segmented into five key regions viz. North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to lead the global sports medicine market in terms of value due to increase in sports activity, rise in osteoporosis disease among population. According to the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, risk factors for injury amongst high school athletes is high in developed countries such as U.S. and U.K. Asia Pacific sports medicine market is anticipated to grow at higher CAGR during 2016-2024 due to the involvement of major key players in setting up of R& D facilities for the development of drugs and therapeutics for athletes. Increase in importance of recreational activity along with education, funding to sports association are few drivers which will effectively boost the growth of the global sports medicine market through 2024.
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Some of the major players in global sports medicine market are Blacktree Fitness Technologies, Mitek Sports Medicine, NuVasive, ZetrOZ Systems, LLC, Zimmer Biomet, Arthrex, Inc., DJO Global, Inc., Bioventus LLC, Hans Rudolph, Inc. etc.
Major growth of CT-based medical device company
Manufactured by ZetrOZ Systems, the product, sam Sport, is an FDA-cleared medical device used both to reduce the pain associated with tendon, ligament and muscle injuries and to accelerate the healing process. It uses ZetrOZ’s proprietary miniaturization technology to provide ultrasonic waves that penetrate five centimeters into the tissue to increase circulation, oxygen and nutrient delivery and remove waste products such as lactic acid from the site of a musculoskeletal injury.
“The last year and a half have been a whirlwind for us,” said George Lewis, president and CEO of ZetrOZ and creator of the sam (sustained acoustic medicine) device. Noting that manufacturing and research and development take place at its facility at 56 Quarry Road in Trumbull, Lewis said “we’ve seen pretty explosive growth” since launching in 2014, with 15 National Football League teams, five Major League Soccer squads, and several National Basketball Association, WNBA and Major League Baseball teams using the device to treat injuries from pulled hamstrings and rotator cuff strains to ankle, shoulder and back issues.
Live feature of how sam® Sport is being adopted by professional athletes and medical providers to accelerate recovery and reduce narcotic use. Featuring USA Soccer and the National Basketball Association.
ZetrOZ Systems’ sam® wearable products. Sam® Sport, for example, has a proprietary ultrasound technology using low intensity, long-duration ultrasound. It not only provides pain relief, but also speeds up the healing process for various tendon, ligament or muscle injuries, according to Chief Commercial Officer Jim Molinaro. To that end, there’s a small device that snaps into a bandage-like patch on the skin. Ultrasound wave pulses, he says, “wake up the human body,” building up collagen, which accelerates healing, increasing oxygen levels and blood flow. Sensors monitor the frequency of pulses, as well as temperature, to make sure the device doesn’t heat up too much. Approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013, it’s available by prescription in the U.S. and over the counter in Europe, Canada and Asia.
Is fitness optional?
If there’s an elixir for health and beauty, we’re told, it’s staying active and fit. You’ve probably experienced this sense of well-being yourself during times of exceptional fitness – everything feels better, looks better, and just is better. You have a spring in your step and boundless energy. But is it really essential?
Portable Relief for Chronic Pain
For those living with chronic pain, a new ultrasound device, the sam, developed by ZetrOZ, offers portable relief for up to four hours a day.
Approved by the FDA in February 2014, sam ("sustained acoustic medicine") is now available through prescription and offers a non-invasive, drug-free approach to treating chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis, strains, tendonitis, lower back pain and overuse injuries.
Ah, the good old days when you plugged in a laptop, booted up a few apps and wrote a review. My life has become damn scary these days as most of the products I look at are actually looking at me. My body fat, my sleep habits, my steps per day, my brain age, my body age, even my blood composition. All being scrutinized.
The new tech paradox? The only way I can review these products is to review myself. (A narcissist’s delight.)
A Connecticut-based startup is changing the way patients and physicians use ultrasound.
We’ve all heard the expression, “no pain, no gain.” But Trumbull, Conn.-based ultrasound device company ZetrOZ Inc., is finding success by playing with the old adage a bit, more along the lines of “gain via the pursuit of no pain.”
The no-pain part of the equation comes in the form of the company’s sustained acoustic medicine device, simply dubbed SAM by the technology’s developers.
Dari Alexander: “All right, in Fox 5 health news, a portable device for pain relief. It is the same technology used by physical therapists, but now you can use it at home.” Steve Lacy: “Joining us, Dr. Manny Alvarez. Obviously with this epidemic of pain pill addiction and everything, this seems like a good idea”. Dr. Manny Alvarez: “I like this. This is an acoustic stimulator.”
Anti-inflammatory medications and opiates are the main treatment for pain patients in the U.S. but a new product is looking to change all that. Susan Whiting, who has severe osteoarthritis, tried those pharmaceuticals without result. She had resigned herself to living in pain.
But earlier this year, she got relief from a clinical trial for a new device called Sam.
"It gave me my life back. It really did. It is a long lasting because after the eight weeks, I was walking up and down stairs with no pain, which I have not done for 15 years," said Whiting.