Innovation on the agenda

1 December, 2017

Medtech company Integrum is very pleased that Sweden and France have now entered into an innovation partnership agreement. This includes promoting healthier lifestyles and utilizing the skills of digital companies and start-up companies.

“The French market is very interesting for us. It’s perfect timing as we believe the collaboration can help us reach more users,” says Jonas Bergman, CEO of Integrum.

In connection with the signing of the agreement after the recent EU Summit in Gothenburg, the company recently demonstrated its neutrally-controlled prosthesis – an example of a new advanced medical device product, where human-technology interaction creates a high user value.

Integrum has previously developed OPRA (Osseointegrated Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees), an implant system for bone anchored prostheses. The system is based on research and experience in the field of osseointegration since it was discovered by Professor Brånemark in the 1950s. Patients already using prostheses may get the opportunity to upgrade to the new “thought technology” in the future.

Integrum currently has 17 employees and continues to invest in growth.

“We are a West Sweden-based medical technology company that wants to grow further from here,” says Jonas Bergman. Integrum has already established collaborations in France through a hospital in Montpellier. The company now hopes that the strategic partnership between Sweden and France will help them reach even more users. The outlook is clearly positive after the meeting, in which the President of France and the French Minister for Health took part, along with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and others.

The collaboration around innovation can hopefully contribute to increased competitiveness, future export successes and new jobs. The partnership will build on the innovative capacity of the countries’ industries, start-ups, academia and public sectors.

The field of osseointegration has its “cradle” in Gothenburg. Integrum has a good collaboration with Gothenburg University, which is ranked No. 1 in the world at osseointegration.

The company currently also has operations in the United States.

For more information, see integrum.se or contact Jonas Bergman, CEO of Integrum, by email: jonas.bergman@integrum.se

Text: Annika Åkervall. Photo: President Macron and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven were interested to know more about the innovations being developed by Integrum.