Biomet, Inc. is one of the world's leading medical device manufacturers located in the Warsaw, Indiana business cluster. The company specializes in reconstructive products for hips, knees and shoulders, fixation devices, orthopedic support devices, dental implants, spinal implants and operating room supplies.In April 2014, it was announced that Zimmer Holdings had succeeded in a bid to acquire Biomet for a fee of $13.4 billion. However in October 2014, EU antitrust regulators opened an investigation into Zimmer’s bid for Biomet on the grounds that the deal may lead to substantial decreases in competition in certain markets. The verdict of the investigation was announced to be decided on 16 February 2015. Wikipedia.

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An orthopedic implant has a removable handling cover coupled thereto which includes a thin-walled layer extending over a grasping portion of the outer surface. An outer container can sealingly house the orthopedic implant within a sterile environment and support the orthopedic implant in an orientation that presents the handling cover for grasping. A surgeon can manually grasp, handle and manipulate the implant into an implantation position, and remove the handling cover from the implant during implant surgery, and without the need to directly contact any surface of the orthopedic implant itself. Related methods of providing such an implant assembly and of reducing infection from contamination during implantation surgery are also disclosed.


Patent
BioMet | Date: 2016-11-11

Implementations described herein provide for a bone implant having a cylindrical member and an articulating member. The cylindrical member extends along an implant axis from a first end to an opposed second end thereof. The cylindrical member has a void disposed therein extending from the first end towards the second end. The cylindrical member has an interconnected open-pore structure for promoting bone tissue in-growth. The articulating member has an articulating portion and a core portion extending away from the articulating portion. The articulating member is coupled to the cylindrical member such that the core portion extends into the void disposed in the cylindrical member and the articulating portion is positioned adjacent the first surface of the cylindrical member and extends radially outward from the implant axis to cover the first surface of the cylindrical member.


A device for washing a suspension of cells. The device includes a bowl-shaped basin having a top end and a bottom end and an axis extending from the top end to the bottom end, and an inlet port formed in the basin. The inlet port is positioned at an angle to allow for a wash solution to be injected or delivered into the basin and circulate around the basin about the central axis. A suspension of cells can be washed in the circulating wash solution. The circulating wash solution forces the cells to settle at the bottom of the basin, where they can be extracted.


A cement mold assembly configured to form a temporary implant for use in delivering antibiotics to an infected site can includes a first mold (512) and a second mold (514). The first mold can have an open end and an inner wall. The first mold can define a tibial component forming cavity including a platform forming cavity (532) and a stem forming cavity (534). The second mold can have a body portion configured to be slidably and progressively receivable by the inner wall into the tibial component forming cavity in a direction toward the closed end. Progressive advancement of the second mold into the tibial component forming cavity allows a surgeon to select a desired thickness of the spacer. A femoral mold component assembly and a separate intramedullary canal filling component mold assembly, can be flexible so that it can be bent during curing to match an x-ray of a specific individual.


Patent
BioMet | Date: 2017-02-01

A method of preparing a joint for a prosthesis in a patient. The method includes obtaining scan data associated with the joint of the patient, preparing a three-dimensional image of the joint based on the scan data, preparing an interactive initial surgical plant based on the scan data, sending the surgical plan to a surgeon, receiving a finalized surgical plan from the surgeon, and preparing an image of a patient-specific alignment guide.


Patent
BioMet | Date: 2017-01-23

A fibrous tissue repair device includes first and second tubular anchors having corresponding longitudinal passages. The tissue repair device includes corresponding first and second inserters. Each inserter has a shaft with a distal portion received in the longitudinal passage of the corresponding tubular anchor. A flexible strand couples the first and second anchors.


A knee replacement system, and a method for supplying and implanting a knee replacement system, for enabling natural knee movement in a leg in a patient, including: a medial femoral component having a medial femoral articulating surface with a sagittal plane profile including four medial femoral arcuate portions scaled by a first femoral scaling factor; a lateral femoral component having a lateral femoral articulating surface with a sagittal plane profile including four lateral femoral arcuate portions sealed by a second femoral scaling factor; a medial tibial component having a medial tibial articulating surface that articulates with the medial femoral articulating surface and includes a first raised medial edge that increases in width in an anterior direction; and a lateral tibial component having a lateral tibial articulating surface that articulates with the lateral femoral articulating surface and includes a second raised medial edge that increases in width in the anterior direction.


Patent
BioMet | Date: 2017-01-12

A bone preparation system including a guide body and a plurality of bone locators. The guide body is configured to mate with a patient-specific module having a patient-specific module surface customized based on image data of a specific patient to correspond to the patients specific bone geometry. The plurality of bone locators are coupled to the guide body and positioned by the patient-specific module surface to define a patient-specific bone engaging surface of the guide corresponding to the patients specific bone geometry.


The invention concerns a tibial prosthetic component comprising a plate (100) for forming a tibial plateau of a tibia (16), wherein a peripheral region of the plate (100) has a thickness of less than 3 mm. The invention also concerns a tibial prosthetic component having a keel of depth less than 9 mm. The invention also concerns a method of selecting a tibial prosthetic component comprising receiving measurements of at least one physical attribute of an individual into whom the tibial prosthetic component is to be implanted, selecting a thickness of a plate (100) and depth of keel of the tibial prosthetic component based on the measurements and providing a tibial prosthetic component comprising a plate (100) having the selected thickness and a keel having the selected depth. The invention may also comprise implanting a tibial prosthetic component selected in accordance with this method into an individual and a kit comprising a plurality of prosthetic components comprising plates having different thicknesses with keels of different depths.


Patent
BioMet | Date: 2017-01-17

Bone repair compositions comprising bone particles and periosteum tissue. The bone particles may be demineralized, and may comprise powder or fibers from cortical bone or from cancellous bone. The periosteal tissue can be micronized periosteal tissue, and may comprise periosteal powder, particulates, pieces, or combinations thereof. The bone repair composition can further comprise bone chips, mineralized cancellous bone, or additional materials. The present technology also provides methods of repairing a bone defect, comprising administering a bone repair composition to the site of the bone defect.

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