Shape memory polymers are made of advanced materials which can remember more many shapes and can transit easily between those shapes with minimal force and without loss of mechanical integrity.

Shape memory polymers can be inserted into the surgical site and can then be triggered to deploy into a different, permanent geometry to achieve correct fixation of suture or soft tissue to bone.

MedShape CTO Ken Gall said the company has successfully launched new shape memory biopolymer devices that provide benefits to surgeons and patients.

"This patent recognizes the proprietary nature of our platform technology and is a testament to MedShape," Gall said.