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BME, Inc. (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.) is the privately held U.S. leader in shape memory technology for small bone fixation, and the first and only U.S.-based manufacturer of Nitinol implants for use in the foot, hand and wrist.  As part of its Speed™ and Speed™ Shift™ (fully-disposable continuous active compression system) brands, BME today announces the issuance of U.S. patent #8,584,853, "Method and apparatus for an orthopedic fixation system."  This patent relates to the combination of a compressive implant pre-loaded on an insertion device and packaged sterile, promoting efficiencies within the hospital surgical suite. 

"This patent acknowledges and rewards the ingenuity fostered within a small company environment," said Keith M. Peeples, President and CEO of BME.  The patent helps establish the foundation needed to build the most comprehensive Continuous Active Compression System, which will meet the expanding needs of surgeons and their patients.  Mr. Peeples continued, "Innovation is the driving force required to deliver clinically relevant surgical solutions."

BME will continue to aggressively focus on developing a product pipeline which defines our commitment to bringing innovative technology to the extremity market not only in implant design, but in application and delivery.

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