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Biomet Spine Receives an Unprecedented Three Spine Technology Awards

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 4:00pm
The Associated Press

WARSAW, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 1, 2012--Biomet, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of orthopaedic and biotechnology products, announced today that Biomet Spine has won three of the ten 2012 Spine Technology Awards. The awards are presented annually by Orthopedics This Week and RRY Publications in recognition of medical devices and biologic products developed to treat disorders of the spine. Biomet Spine is the first company to win more than one Spine Technology Award in a given year.

“This is a proud moment for Biomet Spine,” stated Adam Johnson, President of Biomet Spine & Bone Healing Technologies and Biomet Microfixation. “These awards are a testament to the surgeon-developers and Biomet team members who delivered the well thought-out engineering behind these three unique innovations.” Biomet Spine won two awards in the thoracolumbar category, receiving the first place award for the Translation™ Screw and second place for the DeRoduction ® System. The Translation™ Screw offers 3mm of medial/lateral translation to encourage optimal screw placement, less rod manipulation and easier rod introduction. The Translation™ Screw is available with the recently released Lineum ® OCT Spine System and represents a game-changing screw technology. Additional information is available at www.translationscrew.com. The DeRoduction ® System combines rod reduction and vertebral body derotation capabilities, decouples the sequence of rod reduction followed by derotation, and provides significant correction technique flexibility.

Biomet Spine also won second place in the Biologics category with the Indux™ Cortical Strip, a robust, single-piece construct with a unique cross-hatch pattern that maintains structure and flexibility.

Entries for the Spine Technology Awards are judged by an independent panel of surgeons on originality, clinical relevance, and the likelihood of improving current standards of care. Two awards are given in each of five categories: Cervical Care, Thoracolumbar Care, Motion Preservation of the Spine, Minimally Invasive Spine Care, and Biomaterials and Biologics. RRY Publications announced the award winners during the Annual North American Spine Society Meeting in Dallas, Texas.

About Biomet Biomet, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market products used primarily by musculoskeletal medical specialists in both surgical and non-surgical therapy. Biomet’s product portfolio encompasses large joint reconstructive products, including orthopedic joint replacement devices, and bone cements and accessories; sports medicine, extremities and trauma products, including internal and external orthopedic fixation devices; spine and bone healing products, including spine hardware, spinal stimulation devices, and orthobiologics, as well as electrical bone growth stimulators and softgoods and bracing; dental reconstructive products; and other products, including microfixation products and autologous therapies. Headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Biomet and its subsidiaries currently distribute products in approximately 90 countries.

Contact For further information contact Bill Kolter, Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs, Public Affairs and Corporate Communication, at (574) 372-1535 or bill.kolter@biomet.com.

All trademarks herein are the property of Biomet, Inc., or its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated.

CONTACT: Biomet, Inc.

Bill Kolter, Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs, Public Affairs and Corporate Communication, 574-372-1535 bill.kolter@biomet.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDIANA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY HOSPITALS MEDICAL DEVICES OTHER HEALTH SOURCE: Biomet, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 11/01/2012 04:00 PM/DISC: 11/01/2012 04:00 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121101006611/

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