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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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.


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: 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.


Patent
BioMet | Date: 2017-02-03

A cut block positioning jig including a first alignment member, a second alignment member, and both first and second guide members. The first alignment member is movable towards and away from a patients bone to which the positioning jig is mounted to arrange the jig at a predetermined position relative to the bone based on x-rays of the patient. The second alignment member is movable towards and away from the bone to arrange the jig at the predetermined position relative to the bone. The first and second guide members are configured to direct cut block support members to the bone to couple a cut block to the bone to provide the bone with patient-specific cuts.


Patent
BioMet | Date: 2017-01-09

A locking implant is provided for a long bone. The locking implant comprises a head portion, a stem portion extending from the head portion, and an anchor disposed at an end of the stem portion for engagement within a resected long bone. The anchor defines at least one locking feature, such as a cam, configured to engage an interior of the resected long bone upon rotation of the implant, thereby locking the head portion to the long bone. The implant may comprise a two component modular design. Methods of locking the implant to a long bone structure are also provided.


Patent
BioMet | Date: 2017-03-22

A humeral cut guide system for resectioning or resurfacing a humeral head. The humeral cut guide system includes a primary cut guide member configured to be removably coupled to the humeral head. The primary cut guide member includes a patient-specific bone-engaging surface, a primary elongate slot that defines a primary cutting plane, and a pair of cylindrical apertures configured to receive a pair of guide pins. A secondary cut guide member includes a pair of through-holes configured to mate with the pair of guide pins, and the secondary cut guide member includes a secondary elongate slot that defines a secondary cutting plane.


Patent
BioMet | Date: 2017-04-12

A system for reaming a bone including a guiding wire (50) configured to be attached to the bone; a tubular depth guide (90) configured to cover at least a portion of the guiding wire, the tubular depth guide including a first end configured to abut the bone, and a second end opposite the first end; a reaming device (52) including an elongate recess (96) therein that extends between a reaming tool (97) of the reaming device and an interior of the reaming device; a depth control window (102) formed in an exterior surface of the reaming device; wherein the elongate recess is configured to receive each of the guiding wire and depth guide therein; the elongate recess includes a reduced diameter section that defines a shoulder (100), the shoulder is designed to abut the second end of the tubular depth guide to control a depth to which the bone is reamed, and the depth control window provides visual access to the second end of the tubular depth guide to determine whether a reaming depth has been reached.


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.


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.

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