WARSAW, Ind., Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OrthoPediatrics Corp. (“OrthoPediatrics”) (NASDAQ:KIDS), a company exclusively focused on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, and Bioretec Ltd. (“Bioretec”), announced today that they have amended their existing distribution agreement in order for OrthoPediatrics to market and sell Bioretec’s unique, bioresorbable orthopaedic bone and soft-tissue fixation implants under the OrthoPediatrics brand, TorqLoc™. Bioretec’s bioresorbable implants are ideal for repairing musculoskeletal defects of children and young people. Treatment of musculoskeletal defects and trauma related bone and soft-tissue injuries are steadily increasing, as well as the need for surgeries related to treating such conditions. Bioretec’s fully bioresorbable implants have shown excellent results in repairing the growing bones of children and young people.
“We are excited to start OrthoPediatrics’ private label collaboration, whose enthusiasm towards developing and improving surgical care for children, we admire. Our products are ideal for surgeries of children, since the bioresorption of our implants eliminates the need for secondary removal operation after the healing of musculoskeletal tissues. This is especially important with children, for whom the risks and inconveniences associated with surgical procedures are much higher,” commented Tomi Numminen, CEO of Bioretec.
OrthoPediatrics’ Vice President for Trauma & Deformity Correction, Joe Hauser, added, “This evolving strategic partnership and collaboration with Bioretec represents another area for tremendous growth within OrthoPediatrics’ portfolio. The TorqLoc™ screw portfolio will provide a truly innovative option for many unmet pediatric orthopedic sports and tissue repair surgical needs. In addition to OrthoPediatrics’ all epiphyseal ACL system, we now can help our surgeon partners with MPFL, foot, shoulder, and hand solutions by providing this new generation bioabsorbable implant offering.”
Bioretec Ltd. is a Finnish material technology company focused on the development, manufacturing and marketing of bioabsorbable, bioactive and drug-releasing surgical implants for orthopedic, trauma and sport medicine surgeries. Bioretec implants, designed and manufactured in Finland, have been used in 33 countries, including United States, China, Russia, UK, Germany, Italy and Spain.
About OrthoPediatrics Corp.
Founded in 2006, OrthoPediatrics is the only diversified orthopedic company focused exclusively on providing a comprehensive product offering to the pediatric orthopedic market. OrthoPediatrics is dedicated to the cause of improving the lives of children with orthopedic conditions. OrthoPediatrics currently markets 22 surgical systems that serve three of the largest categories within the pediatric orthopedic market. This offering spans trauma & deformity, complex spine and ACL reconstruction procedures. OrthoPediatrics’ global sales organization is focused exclusively on pediatric orthopedics and distributes its products in the United States and 35 countries outside the United States.
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