LUND, Sweden, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 marketplace," continued Mr. Diamond. "We look forward to expanding our product portfolio and extending the benefits to additional surgeons and patients worldwide."
BONESUPPORT™ is an emerging leader of injectable bone graft substitutes for orthopedics, and trauma focusing on bone infection, instrument augmentation and spinal applications. CERAMENT™ is an injectable, synthetic bone substitute that mimics the properties of cancellous bone, allows for controlled resorption to support future bone ingrowth and is injectable under local anesthesia for minimally invasive surgery. CERAMENT™|G and CERAMENT™ V are the first CE-marked injectable antibiotic eluting ceramic bone graft substitutes indicated to promote and protect bone healing in the management of bone infections. CERAMENT's unique biologic properties deliver a consistent, pre-packed and ready-to-use formulation to facilitate optimal delivery. CERAMENT™|G and CERAMENT™ V are not available in the United States.
CERAMENT™ is a fully developed product platform that is commercially available in the U.S., Europe, SE Asia and the Middle East. CERAMENT™ is revolutionizing the treatment of fragility and other fractures caused by disease and trauma. Scientific research of CERAMENT™ spans more than eleven years. Over fifty pre-clinical, and clinical studies have been conducted and more than 20,000 patients have been treated with CERAMENT™. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Lund, Sweden with subsidiary locations in the US and Germany. To learn more about BONESUPPORT™, please visit www.bonesupport.com.
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