The ZiNIT Project: The Market
The personal and societal costs for the treatment and associated disability of arthritis are huge. There are over 3 million joint prostheses inserted surgically annually worldwide, mostly to treat end stage Osteoarthritis (OA). The prosthetic market alone is over $14 billion annually. The ZiNIT project begins with addressing the needs of people who suffer from OA in the small joints of hands and feet as well as the needs of companion animal hips. Advancement to larger joints will follow. ZiNIT is suitable for and holds patent protection for all moving joints in mammals.