Healthcare Industry News: LifeCell
News Release - January 30, 2008
BioHorizons Announces Agreement to Purchase Implant Logic SystemsBIRMINGHAM, Ala., and CEDARHURST, N.Y., Jan 30 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- BioHorizons Implant Systems, Inc. ("BioHorizons") announced today its parent company has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Implant Logic Systems, Ltd. ("ILS"). ILS is a leading innovator and provider of technology solutions for the implant dentistry market. ILS's Virtual Implant Placement software enables implantologists to view CT scans and create virtual implant treatment plans. Implantologists can then use ILS's Compu-Guide system to create custom milled surgical guides that bring the virtual treatment plan into the operating suite. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
"We are thrilled to add the technology and expertise of ILS to BioHorizons," stated R. Steven Boggan, President and CEO of BioHorizons. "Our customers have expressed great interest in computer assisted implant treatment planning software and surgical guides. ILS perfectly addresses this customer need. In addition, the Compu-Guide surgical guide system is designed to allow the clinician to place implants more accurately, more quickly and more safely than is otherwise possible. The acquisition of ILS will create significant value for our customers."
Dr. Michael Klein, President and CEO of ILS, stated, "We are excited about the opportunity to join with BioHorizons. ILS is already well known for its implant planning software and innovative computer guided surgical tools, but our customers will now get the expanded benefits of working with BioHorizons, one of the most progressive and customer-centric companies in the industry."
About Implant Logic Systems
Implant Logic Systems is leading the dental implant market with innovative, technologically advanced, surgical tools which significantly improve implant placement quality and accessibility for both doctors and patients. Implant Logic Systems operates in the fields of software technology and medical devices to create a revolutionary implant placement technique. This technique is intended to be less invasive to the patient, shorten recovery time, reduce surgery time by up to 75%, and provide a more accurate implant placement. Implant Logic Systems has experienced rapid growth over the past several years. Implant Logic Systems' computer guided system has proven itself in thousands of clinical surgeries.
With 217 employees, BioHorizons has grown into one of the largest dental implant companies in the world. BioHorizons was founded in 1994 as an incubator company at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The company has a broad product offering of dental implants including Tapered Internal, Single-stage, Internal, External, One-piece 3.0, and Overdenture. BioHorizons has exclusive distribution agreements with LifeCell Corp. and Osteotech, Inc. to market their allograft regeneration products to the dental community. The company has a direct sales force in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, and Chile. Products are distributed in the rest of the world via a network of independent distributors. The Company was purchased by HealthpointCapital in 2006.
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