aap: LOQTEQ® VA Distal Radius System has clinically proven and receives high level of market acceptance

Press Release dated October 18, 2016

The evaluation following the market launch one year ago shows that the LOQTEQ® VA Distal Radius System 2.5 from aap Implantate AG (“aap”) has clinically proven and enjoys a high level of market acceptance. Both the implant and the related instruments meet with a positive response by users and customers. The LOQTEQ® VA Distal Radius System 2.5 is the first product in the LOQTEQ® VA (VA = Variable Angle) product family, which are polyaxial implants that facilitate inserting angle-stable screws at different angles. Polyaxial implants are required for treating areas such as the hand that in surgery require both angle stability and flexibility in the insertion of screws.

The LOQTEQ® VA Distal Radius System 2.5 was developed for the treatment of fractures of the distal radius (radius close to the wrist) and the distal ulna (ulna close to the wrist). Radius fractures account for about a quarter of all fractures. To meet patients’ growing demands, a fast, mobilization-stable treatment with a permanent retention of the repositioning result is required. The special combination of anatomically preformed and small, angle-stable plates in conjunction with freely selectable screw angles and user-friendly instruments fulfils all the requirements of modern fracture management.

After already granted FDA approval the polyaxial radius system has been in use in the USA since this year as well and receives an especially high acceptance there. A sterilizing and a sieve system were developed specially for the U.S. market. Overall the wide range of plates in a compact set and specially developed instruments such as the screwdriver, co-designed by users, meet with a positive response. As radius fractures belong to the most frequent fractures the system is a sales driver. aap will shortly be launching further polyaxial variants of different LOQTEQ® products for various anatomical areas in the market.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on current experience, estimates and projections of the management board and currently available information. They are not guarantees of future performance. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of aap to be materially different from those that may be expressed or implied by such statements. These factors include those discussed in aap‘s public reports. Forward-looking statements therefore speak only as of the date they are made. aap does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this release or to conform them to future events or developments

For further information, please contact:

aap Implantate AG
Lorenzweg 5
12099 Berlin

Fabian Franke
Manager Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 750 19 134
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 750 19 290


Drue is Managing Partner for The De Angelis Group.

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