Lund, Sweden, (PRNEWSWIRE) January 11, 2016 – BONESUPPORT™, an emerging leader in injectable bone substitutes for orthopedic trauma, bone infections and instrument augmentation related to orthopedic surgery, announced today the Company has reached a significant milestone with more than 20,000 patients treated worldwide with CERAMENT™, a novel injectable and moldable bone substitute with unique drug eluting capabilities. Adoption of the CERAMENT™ product portfolio continues to grow and gain momentum globally.
“In the past four years, we have transitioned from a Research and Development focused company to a commercial phase company,” said Lloyd Diamond, CEO of BONESUPPORT™. “In the U.S., CERAMENT™ procedure growth is being driven by the continued commercial progress BONESUPPORT™ and our U.S. distribution partner, Zimmer Biomet, continue to achieve. In Europe, the strong physician demand for BONESUPPORT’s first to market injectable antibiotic eluting products, CERAMENT™|G (gentamicin) and CERAMENT™ V (vancomycin), indicated to promote and protect bone healing in the management of bone infections, is fueling significant procedure growth in this region and in new markets with new indications.”
“Achieving this milestone of 20,000 CERAMENT™ procedures is not only recognition that our commercialization strategy is working, but validation that the utility of our novel technologies is resonating well with the global market place,” continued Mr. Diamond. “We look forward to expanding our product portfolio and extending the benefits to additional surgeons and patients worldwide.”
Notes to Editor
BONESUPPORT AB has developed CERAMENT™ as an innovative range of radiopaque injectable osteoconductive bioceramic products that have a proven ability to heal defects by remodeling to host bone in six to twelve months. Our products are effective in treating patients with fractures and bone voids caused by trauma, infection, disease or related surgery. Our lead product, CERAMENT™|BONE VOID FILLER (BVF) addresses important issues facing health care providers, such as avoiding hospital readmissions and revision surgery that result from failed bone healing and infection caused by residual bone voids. CERAMENT™|BVF is commercially available in the U.S., EU, S.E. Asia and the Middle East.
CERAMENT™‘s distinctive properties as a drug eluting material have been validated in clinical practice by CERAMENT™|G and CERAMENT™ V, the first CE-marked injectable antibiotic eluting bone graft substitutes. These products provide local sustained delivery of gentamicin and vancomycin, respectively. The local delivery feature enables an initial high concentration of antibiotics to the bone defect and then a longer sustainable dose above the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) to protect bone healing and promote bone remodeling.
CERAMENT™|G and CERAMENT™ V have demonstrated good results in patients with problematic bone infections including osteomyelitis. They are also used prophylactically in patients who are at risk for developing infection. CERAMENT™|G and CERAMENT™ V are available in the EU.
BONESUPPORT AB was founded in 1999 by Prof. Lars Lidgren, an internationally respected scientist who has been the President of various musculoskeletal societies. BONESUPPORT’s mission is to bring people with bone and joint diseases back to an active life. The company is based in Lund, Sweden.
BONESUPPORT™ is a registered trademark.
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