Reno, Nevada, USA – Solati Health, a leading company specializing in amputee health and prosthetic products, today announced it has completed the merger of Custom Silicone Fabrication of San Francisco (CSF2), a company with 40 years of experience in developing custom silicone products for amputees and innovative prosthetic solutions.
Globally, more than 1 million annual limb amputations occur every year. This is equivalent to one amputation every 30 seconds, and is expected to grow dramatically with the increase of diabetes from 285 million to reach 435 million by 2030. The addition of CSF2 will enable Solati to improve the quality of life of more amputees as it will be the foundation of Solati’s Interface Liners and fabrication capabilities. As “off the shelf” or “one size fits all” liners are not the answer for everyone, the merger will enable Solati to expand its line of prosthetic products and technologies to cater to the specific needs of amputees and practitioners.
Wayne Koniuk, C.P., who started CSF2 after more than 40 years in the O&P industry will lead fabrication services and new product development at Solati. Koniuk, C.P., has treated more than 10,000 patients with creative and innovative solutions to their limb losses and injuries. He was also a recipient of the “Clinical Creativity Award” from the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP), acknowledging his work in providing highly-functional prostheses for patients and for his unstinting sharing with other professionals of the new techniques and materials he has developed over the years.
“Combined under the Solati umbrella, and with CSF2’s powerful history, we will draw on our decades of experience to push the boundaries of innovation and remain focused on delivering outstanding technology, capabilities, and service to this industry” says Wayne Koniuk, C.P.
“We started Solati with a mission to improve the quality of life of amputees. Following a collaboration with CSF2, the merger is the next step in us to deliver on our mission. By combining our team’s experience, we are able to blend art and sophisticated technology into fabrication and practitioner workflows to provide superior amputee outcomes and seamless integration to practitioner’s existing processes.” says Van Tucker, President and Founder of Solati Health.
The merging of the two companies is expected to expand Solati’s product offerings that will provide amputees maximum comfort and enable them to enjoy high-quality products that fit their lifestyles.
About Solati Health
Solati Health is on a mission to improve the quality of life of amputees. Solati specializes in amputee health and innovative prosthetic products. The company partners with a range of leading commercial and R&D partners to develop advanced solutions and premium health products.
Custom Silicone Fabrication of San Francisco (CSF2) creates custom silicone products to cater to the specific needs of amputees and collaborates with practitioners to provide the type of product necessary for patients’ comfort. CSF2 was founded by Wayne Koniuk, C.P., whose roots in the O&P world and interest in helping others lead him to become a Certified Prosthetist in 1978. Through the years, not only has he been into creating custom silicone liners, but also been working with prosthetists around the United States to continuously create a wide array of silicone prosthetic components and virtually any customizable silicone fabrication imaginable.
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