Lund, Sweden, 08.00 CET, 20 November 2017 – BONESUPPORTTM, an emerging leader in innovative injectable bio-ceramic bone substitute products to treat bone voids caused by trauma, infection, disease or related surgery based on its unique CERAMENT® platform today announces it has signed a second distribution agreement for Italy with Citieffe Srl to strengthen its access to trauma and orthopaedic surgeons in this market.
Citieffe is a trauma implant manufacturer based in Bologna. It is part of the Medistream Group, owned by ArchiMed an independent French Healthcare Investment Firm. Citieffe, which has a direct sales force in Italy with national coverage, views BONESUPPORT’s CERAMENT® products as a very synergistic addition to its current implant offering to trauma surgeons in particular.
This new commercialization agreement in Italy will improve coverage for BONESUPPORT’s products in a key European market. BONESUPPORT markets its products directly in five European countries: the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark. BONESUPPORT has a commercial team of 20 people in Europe focused on driving the sales of its antibiotic-eluting injectable bio-ceramic bone substitute products, CERAMENT® G and CERAMENT® V.
Richard Davies, CEO of BONESUPPORT, commented: “I am pleased that we have signed this agreement with Citieffe, a commercial partner that will give us access to a portfolio of new trauma customers in the Italian market. We see Italy as a particularly important sales opportunity for CERAMENT® G and CERAMENT® V given the size of the market and the clear clinical and economic benefits that our antibiotic-eluting products deliver. I look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with Citieffe.”
BONESUPPORT is an innovative and rapidly growing commercial stage orthobiologics company, based in Lund, Sweden. The Company develops and commercializes innovative injectable bio-ceramic bone graft substitutes that remodel to the patient’s own bone and have the capability of eluting drugs directly into the bone void.
BONESUPPORT’s marketed bio-ceramic bone graft substitutes CERAMENT® BONE VOID FILLER (BVF), CERAMENT® G* and CERAMENT® V* are all based on the Company’s novel and proprietary CERAMENT technology platform.
The Company’s products are targeting a large addressable market opportunity across trauma, chronic osteomyelitis (bone infection), revision arthroplasty (replacement of a joint prosthesis) and infected diabetic foot.
BONESUPPORT’s total sales increased from SEK 41 million in 2014 to SEK 105 million in 2016, representing a compound annual growth rate of 60 percent. The Company’s financial target is to achieve revenue exceeding SEK 500 million in the financial year 2020, with a gross margin exceeding 85 percent and a positive operating profit.
The Company’s research and development is focused on the continuing development and refinement of its CERAMENT technology to extend its use into additional indications by the elution of other drugs and therapeutic agents. The Company currently has a pipeline of pre-clinical product candidates that have been designed to promote bone growth.
BONESUPPORT is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and trades under the ticker “BONEX” (ISIN code: SE0009858152). Further information is available at bonesupport.com
*CERAMENT G: Not available in the United States, for investigational use only. CERAMENT V: Not available in the United States
BONESUPPORT™ and CERAMENT® are registered trademarks.
For more information contact:
Richard Davies, CEO
+46 (0) 46 286 53 71
Björn Westberg, CFO
+46 (0) 46 286 53 60
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Pip Batty, David Dible, Marine Perrier
+44 (0)20 7282 1022