DePuy Synthes Spine Gains Exclusive Worldwide Rights To Launch LifeNet Health's New Cellular Allograft Product

RAYNHAM, Mass., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DePuy Synthes Spine and DePuy Synthes Biomaterials, divisions of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., announced today they have entered into an exclusive worldwide representative agreement for the marketing and promotion of a new cellular allograft product developed by LifeNet Health, a world leader in allograft bio-implants and cellular therapies.

The representative agreement marks the entry of DePuy Synthes Spine, in collaboration with DePuy Synthes Biomaterials, into cellular allografts for spinal fusion, one of the fastest growing segments of spine, and bolsters the group's portfolio of biomaterial solutions for the treatment of spinal and orthopaedic pathologies.

"Our clinical, sales and marketing teams are energized by this new collaboration that will offer clinicians a new technology for treating spine patients," said Max Reinhardt, Worldwide President, DePuy Synthes Spine. "We are excited to collaborate with LifeNet Health and our colleagues in DePuy Synthes Biomaterials to enhance our product offering with biomaterials that complement and augment our spine portfolio."

The representative agreement adds cellular allograft products to the company's growing portfolio of allograft implants.

About DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest provider of orthopaedic and neurological solutions in the world. Together the companies offer an unparalleled breadth of products, services, programs and research and development capabilities that are designed to advance patient care and deliver clinical and economic value to health care systems throughout the world. DePuy Synthes Companies include eight businesses that focus on joint reconstruction, trauma, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine.  For more information visit, www.depuysynthes.com.

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