FITCHBURG, Mass., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Products, Inc. (Micron), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc. (NYSE:HRT), announced that it has entered into an extension of its multi-year supply agreement with Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. ("Blue Belt") to produce orthopedic implant components used in their STRIDE™ Unicondylar Knee System.
Salvatore Emma, Jr., President and CEO of Micron, stated, "We have renewed and extended our relationship with Blue Belt as the supplier of STRIDE™ implant components and trials. We think that the Navio® Surgical System's smart surgical instrument is a remarkable and disruptive technology, which holds great potential for orthopedic surgeons."
The STRIDE™ Unicondylar Knee System is Blue Belt's proprietary implant product for the Navio platform. Micron expects to manufacture knee implant components and trials for surgical kits to keep pace with the growing sales of Blue Belt's Navio systems, as well as on-going replenishment.
About Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.
Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. is developing the next generation of smart surgical instruments for initial use in orthopedic procedures. The Company's Navio® Surgical System incorporates patented technology to provide precise robotic control to surgeons via an intelligent, handheld, computer-assisted bone cutting tool. The Navio system provides robotic assistance to the surgeon while performing bone shaping tasks through minimally invasive incisions. The Company's STRIDE™ Unicondylar Knee system provides advanced implant features optimized for use with the Navio system.
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About Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc.
Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Micron Products, Inc., is a diversified contract manufacturing organization that produces highly-engineered, innovative medical device technologies requiring precision machining and injection molding. The Company also manufactures components, devices and equipment for military, law enforcement, industrial and automotive applications. In addition, the Company is a market leader in the production and sale of silver/silver chloride coated and conductive resin sensors used as consumable component parts in the manufacture of integrated disposable electrophysiological sensors. The Company's strategy for growth is to build a best-in-class quality organization and capitalize on its engineering design expertise and reliable, proprietary manufacturing processes to further penetrate the medical device contract manufacturing market.
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CONTACT: For more information on Micron Products, Inc. or Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc., contact: Investor and Media Contact: Deborah K. Pawlowski Kei Advisors LLC 716.843.3908 firstname.lastname@example.org Company Contact: Derek T. Welch Chief Financial Officer 978.345.5000 For more information on Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., contact: Adam Simone 763.452.4917 email@example.comSource:Arrhythmia Research Technology Inc.