UNYQ, a San Francisco- and Seville, Spain-based pioneer in personalized prosthetics and orthotics, has opened its first East Coast operations in HQ Charlotte’s Packard Place, located in uptown Charlotte. The company will immediately hire six local sales and tech support staff.

To support its expansion, UNYQ has hired Charlotte resident and industry expert Lisa Tweardy to manage the Charlotte office and lead sales and business development efforts.

The entrepreneurial medical technology company continues its growth trajectory since launching in 2014, thanks in part to investment and collaboration with 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) of Rock Hill, SC. UNYQ utilizes 3D printing and digital design technology to meet the distinctive medical needs of amputees, scoliosis patients and individuals with repetitive stress injuries.

Bionics pioneer and CEO Eythor Bender looks to the Charlotte market and uptown’s Packard Place entrepreneurial hub as a perfect location to service the company’s growing East Coast and Midwest customer and provider base.

Said Bender, “We are excited to tap into Charlotte’s start-up community to find individuals who will be as passionate as we are about empowering prosthetic, orthopedic and sports medicine bracing users with products which not only improve comfort, but offer an affordable, fashionable expression of themselves. The proximity to our strategic partner, 3D Systems, and the diverse local medical community also made this an easy location decision.”

UNYQ’s custom prosthetic covers and braces are designed for both function and fashion. The non-invasive fitting process utilizes a smartphone app to upload a series of photos directly to UNYQ’s team of 3D device designers, a process which previously required time-consuming, manual work.

One in every 200 individuals in the U.S. live with an amputation today, including more than 1600 limb amputees from recent wars.  Approximately 9 million US children and adults suffer from scoliosis, frequently requiring brace wear for 16-18 hours a day.

This past September, UNYQ participated in a White House event celebrating Inclusive Design, Assistive Technology & Prosthetics. In January of this year, UNYQ Align™, the company’s patented scoliosis brace, was recognized with the coveted Innovation Award at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

Charlotte-area career position candidates should apply online at www.unyq.com or via email to Lisa Tweardy at careers@unyq.com.

 

About UNYQ

UNYQ is an emerging technology company based in San Francisco and Sevilla, specializing in providing personalized prosthetic and orthotic treatments that enable clinicians to deliver data-driven care and empower users to embrace themselves. The company employs digitalization, 3D printing and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to enhance device functionality and patient outcomes. Learn more at unyq.com.

About HQ Charlotte at Packard Place

HQ Charlotte at Packard Place is on a mission to foster lasting economic and social impact by providing entrepreneurs with affordable space, a trusted support network, access to investors and accelerators, and business and lifestyle resources. Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, the 90,000 square foot space currently houses over 100 companies, operates four nationally-recognized technology accelerator programs, and hosts over 300 events annually. Learn more about the HQ Charlotte community at hq.community.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now. More information on the company is available at http://www.3dsystems.com.