Business Wire

MicroPort Orthopedics Celebrates 20 Years of Stability with its Medial-Pivot Total Knee System

Del

MicroPort Orthopedics Inc., a medical device company that develops and manufactures cutting-edge joint replacement implants designed to help patients achieve full function faster, is celebrating 20 years of market experience with its medial-pivot total knee system. Since launching in 1998, over 550,000 patients have benefited from MicroPort’s medial-pivot technology, which touts compelling long-term clinical results.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180306005995/en/

The Evolution® Medial-Pivot Knee System features medial ball-in-socket articulation and a mobile lat ...

The Evolution® Medial-Pivot Knee System features medial ball-in-socket articulation and a mobile lateral compartment that pivots about the medial side, enhancing stability, providing high flexion, and allowing the prosthesis to replicate the natural feel and motion of the knee. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The medial-pivot knee system has now stood the test of time at 20 years demonstrating impressive survivorship and excellent patient satisfaction,” said C. Lowry Barnes, MD, Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. “It is important to recognize that this isn’t just one single publication. Over the years, the Advance® and Evolution® Medial-Pivot Knee Systems have been included in over 90 peer-reviewed publications that validate its long-term durability and functionality.”

For many years, orthopedists have clung to the concept of a hinge-like knee design with multiple radii. However, studies show that on average, 20% of patients are not satisfied with the outcome of their total knee replacement. Challenging these traditional knee designs, pioneers such as J. David Blaha, MD, Mr. Michael Freeman, MD, and Richard Komistek, PhD provided kinematic and radiographic evidence supporting medial-pivoting kinematics and stability of the knee, paving the way for the release of MicroPort’s medial-pivot knee system.

“I began using MicroPort’s medial-pivot knee system in May of 1998,” said Joost Lagast, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon at Maria Middelares Hospital Ghent. “At the time, I was not 100% satisfied with my results and was looking for something new. I attended a meeting with Professor Blaha at AAOS and was very impressed with the medial-pivot concept. During my first case, it was love at first sight – the stability and natural motion were unlike anything I’d seen in my practice. Over the last 20 years, I’ve performed nearly 4,000 knee replacement surgeries using the system, and I’m still fantastically in love with it today.”

The Evolution® Medial-Pivot Knee System features medial ball-in-socket articulation and a mobile lateral compartment that pivots about the medial side, enhancing stability, providing high flexion, and allowing the prosthesis to replicate the natural feel and motion of the knee. Additionally, the medial stability of the Evolution® knee substitutes for both the ACL and PCL, allowing for normal quadriceps function and increased proprioception.

Former NFL quarterback and Hall-of-Famer, Terry Bradshaw, underwent total knee replacement surgery with the Evolution® Medial-Pivot Knee. “My knee was causing me all kinds of problems. I couldn’t sleep at night, I couldn’t take the stairs, and worst of all, I had a hard time playing with my granddaughter,” said Bradshaw, now 69 years old. “I underwent surgery on a Tuesday, left the hospital two days later, and was walking without assistance in two weeks. Today, I can do anything I want to do – walking down stairs, squatting, fishing, and golfing. The medial-pivot technology has been life changing for me. It feels just like my knee!”

“MicroPort Orthopedics is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our medial-pivot knee system,” said Aurelio Sahagun, President, MicroPort Orthopedics. “When we launched the system back in 1998, there was nothing else like it on the market – it challenged the basis of traditional designs. Change does not happen often in orthopedics, but at the time, we knew that the medial-pivot concept had the capability to revolutionize total knee replacement. 20 years later, clinical results have proven that this design delivers better outcomes for patients and surgeons. It is incredibly gratifying to offer a best-in-class knee replacement option, and we are looking forward to another 20 years of innovation as we expand the medial-pivot technology into the revision market.”

About MicroPort Orthopedics

Established in January 2014, MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. is a multinational producer of orthopedic products and a proud member of the MicroPort Scientific Corporation family of companies. From its headquarters in Arlington, Tennessee, MicroPort Orthopedics develops, produces, and distributes innovative orthopedic reconstructive products. The company’s U.S.-based manufacturing and logistics capabilities deliver high quality hip and knee products to patients and their doctors in over 60 countries, including the U.S., EMEA, Japan, Latin America, and China markets. For more information about MicroPort Orthopedics, visit http://www.ortho.microport.com/.

About MicroPort Scientific

MicroPort Scientific Corporation is a leading medical device company focused on innovating, manufacturing, and marketing high-quality and high-end medical devices globally. With a diverse portfolio of products now being used at an average rate of one for every 15 seconds in thousands of major hospitals around the world, MicroPort maintains world-wide operations in a broad range of business segments including Cardiovascular, Orthopedic, Electrophysiological, Endovascular, Neurovascular, Surgical, Diabetes Care and Endocrinal Management, and others. MicroPort is dedicated to becoming a patient-oriented global enterprise that improves and reshapes patient lives through application of innovative science and technology. For more information, please refer to: http://www.microport.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some information contained on this website contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, those regarding our future financial position, our strategy, plans, objectives, goals and targets, future developments in the markets where we participate or are seeking to participate, and any statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “believe,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate,” “predict,” “is confident,” “has confidence” and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of MicroPort’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. MicroPort Scientific Corporation undertakes no obligation to update any of the statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, general industry and economic conditions, PRC governmental policies and regulations relating to the medical device manufacturing industry, competition in the medical device manufacturing industry, our ability to develop new products and stay abreast of market trends and technological advances, our goals and strategies, our ability to execute strategic acquisitions of, investments in or alliances with other companies and businesses, fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China.

This document is for information purposes only and does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell or the solicitation of an offer or invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities of MicroPort Scientific Corporation, and no part of it shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any agreement, arrangement, contract, commitment or investment decision in relation thereto whatsoever.

Contact information

MicroPort Orthopedics
Alex Piersiak, 617-909-5022
Alex.piersiak@ortho.microport.com

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

Beko Becomes the Naming Partner of Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball Team19.12.2018 10:00Pressemelding

To forge its support to sports and healthy living, Beko is now the naming partner of Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball Team. Beko has been supporting basketball teams in Turkish Basketball League and also sponsored the European Basketball Championship for many years and now it takes on the naming partnership of Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball Team for 2.5 years. This new naming partnership agreement focuses on “Eat Like A Pro” – an initiative launched by Beko to fight childhood obesity. Through this collaboration, Beko plans to expand the scope of the campaign to promote healthy eating habits among children by advertising their hero basketball players as role models. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181219005026/en/ Beko Becomes Naming Partner of Fenerbahce Men’s Basketball Team (Photo: Business Wire) Beko, a leading white goods brand providing products and services in more than 130 countries, returns to investing in bas

Chugai’s Satralizumab Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase III Monotherapy Study in NMOSD19.12.2018 08:00Pressemelding

Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:4519) announced that a phase III monotherapy study of satralizumab (development code: SA237), SAkuraStar Study (NCT02073279) for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), which currently has no approved treatments, has achieved the primary endpoint. The primary endpoint was time to first protocol-defined relapse in the double-blind period. A statistically significant reduction in the risk of relapse was confirmed in patients who received satralizumab, compared to those who received placebo. Furthermore, the safety profile of satralizumab was consistent with that seen in previous studies. Further details will be presented at a future medical meeting. “We are pleased that satralizumab showed benefits also in a monotherapy setting following the previous results as add-on to baseline treatment in patients with NMOSD,” said Dr. Yasushi Ito, Chugai’s Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Project & Lifecycle Management Unit. “We wil

Chugai's Satralizumab Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Neuromyelitis Optica and Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders19.12.2018 08:00Pressemelding

Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 4519) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Chugai’s anti-interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor humanized recycling antibody satralizumab, an investigational medicine for neuromyelitis optica and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMO/NMOSD). “Satralizumab is a recycling antibody created utilizing Chugai’s proprietary antibody engineering technologies. We are delighted by the FDA’s designation for this innovative antibody based on the results of a Chugai-initiated global Phase III study” said Chugai’s Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Project & Lifecycle Management Unit, Dr. Yasushi Ito. “Satralizumab is designed to inhibit signaling of the inflammatory cytokine IL-6, which is known to play a role in the pathogenesis of NMO/NMOSD. We continue our efforts to hopefully bring satralizumab as a new treatment option as soon as possible to people living with this devastating disease

Mopria Powers IPP Print Solution in Windows 10 Update19.12.2018 08:00Pressemelding

The Mopria® Alliance, a global non-profit membership organization providing universal standards and solutions for print and scan, today announced that Microsoft, a member of the Mopria Alliance, has implemented an IPP printing solution based on the Mopria standard, in the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system. Mopria is a set of standards offering simple and seamless printing to millions of certified printers and multi-function printers. Beginning with Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Windows added support for Mopria certified printers. When users install a new printer and Windows Update is not available, Windows will automatically install the Mopria certified printers. This eliminates the need for users to install any additional software or drivers, allowing them to print easily, regardless of the printer’s brand. “Implementing the Mopria standard in the most recent Windows Update enables us to continue to modernize the printing process for our customers,” said David Lemson

SES Successfully Placed EUR 400 Million Multi-Tranche Schuldschein Loan19.12.2018 07:50Pressemelding

SES S.A., the world’s leading satellite operator, has completed the syndication of Schuldschein Loans for a total amount of EUR 400 million, comprising a EUR 150 million 5.5-year floating tranche at Euribor 6 months plus 0.80% and a EUR 250 million 7-year fixed rate tranche with a coupon of 1.71%. SES is rated Baa2/BBB- (both with stable outlook). The Schuldschein loan was upsized from the initially marketed size and was placed with several European and Asian institutions. The proceeds will support SES’ general corporate purposes and the refinancing of existing debt maturities which include a USD 500 million 144A bond with a coupon of 2.5% and a final maturity date of 25 March 2019. Andrew Browne, Chief Financial Officer of SES, commented: “We are pleased to have secured this financing at very attractive terms and expanding our investor base while extending our debt maturity profile, where we now have no further senior debt maturities to be financed until early 2020.” BNP Paribas, ING

Bentall Kennedy and GreenOak Real Estate Announce Merger to Form Bentall GreenOak, Global Real Estate Investment Platform19.12.2018 07:39Pressemelding

Bentall Kennedy and GreenOak Real Estate (“GreenOak”) announced today the signing of an agreement to merge the two firms into a leading global real estate investment platform. The combined entity will be named Bentall GreenOak. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181218005992/en/ GreenOak Co-Founders, John Carrafiell and Sonny Kalsi, existing GreenOak senior management and GreenOak’s strategic partner Tetragon Financial Group Limited will all continue to hold significant ownership stakes in Bentall GreenOak. Bentall Kennedy’s senior management team will also acquire a meaningful ownership position in the combined firm. Bentall GreenOak will be majority-owned by Sun Life Financial (“Sun Life”) and will operate under Sun Life Investment Management, the alternative asset management arm of Sun Life. Sun Life has committed significant co-investment capital to support the growth of Bentall GreenOak and to enhance the fi