Orthofix Announces First Patient Implants with Legacy Demineralized Bone Matrix for Spine, Pelvic and Extremities Procedures
LEWISVILLE, TEXAS – October 13, 2022 – OrthoSpineNews – Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus, today announced the full market release and first implants of Legacy Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM), a putty for filling voids or gaps in boney defects or traumatic injuries of the spine, pelvis or extremities. Legacy DBM is processed by MTF Biologics, leveraging decades of experience through tailored processing methods that preserve the inherent growth factors natural to the bone.
“Bone healing is a dynamic process where multiple factors play an integral role in deciding which biologic best meets the individual needs of the patient to aid them on their road to recovery,” said Dr. Alan Daniels, Chief of Spine Surgery at University Orthopedics, Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island, who implanted the first patient. “Legacy DBM provides a cost-effective option, without compromising clinical experience or the handling needed in a bone matrix.”
“The Legacy DBM is another example of our continued commitment to expand biologic offerings to meet the needs of surgeons and their patients,” said Orthofix President of Global Spine Kevin Kenny. “In the past year alone, we have introduced five new biologics including the Virtuous™ Lyograft, a first-of-its kind, shelf-stable, and complete autograft substitute. In addition, we recently announced a partnership with CGBio, a developer of innovative bone grafts, representing the first step in bringing Novosis™ − the next evolution in bone growth factor technology − to the U.S. and Canadian markets. We understand there are unique surgeon users for a wide range of bone-grafting options, and it is our goal to be a leading provider of these biologic offerings to our customers.”
Legacy DBM has a puttylike consistency which features desirable handling and can be used as an extender with autograft or allograft or with bone marrow aspirate.
A complementary addition to the biologics offered by Orthofix through its exclusive partnership with MTF Biologics, Legacy DBM joins the recently introduced Virtuous™ Lyograft, Trinity Elite™, FiberFuse™ Advanced and FiberFuse Strip allografts, and the AlloQuent™ structural allograft portfolio. In addition to the MTF Biologic solutions, Orthofix proudly markets and distributes the Opus™ BA bioactive bone graft, OpusMg Set bone void filler, Opus One osteoconductive scaffold, and the O-Genesis™ graft delivery system. This comprehensive portfolio gives surgeons the ability to select the best option to meet their procedural and patient needs.
Orthofix Medical Inc. is a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus. The Company’s mission is to deliver innovative, quality-driven solutions while partnering with health care professionals to improve patient mobility. Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, Orthofix’s spine and orthopedics products are distributed in more than 60 countries via the Company’s sales representatives and distributors. For more information, please visit www.Orthofix.com.
About MTF Biologics
MTF Biologics is a global nonprofit organization that saves and heals lives by honoring donated gifts, serving patients and advancing science. They provide unmatched service, resources, and expertise to donors and their loved ones who give the gift of donation, people who depend on tissue and organ transplants, healthcare providers, and clinicians and scientists.
The International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM), a Division of MTF Biologics, honors donors of non-transplantable organs by providing their gifts to the medical research community to combat and cure diseases. Statline, also a Division of MTF Biologics, provides specialized communications and technology expertise to organ, tissue, and eye procurement organizations, as well as the hospitals and patients that they serve. Its sister organization, Deutsches Institute for Zell-und Gewebeersatz – DIZG (The German Institute for Cell and Tissue Transplantation), expands its reach to patients across the globe. For more information, visit www.mtfbiologics.org.
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