23.04.13 | Medartis moves office effective May 1st, 2013
As from May 1st, 2013, the Medartis US office has moved to the following address:
224 Valley Creek Boulevard, Suite 100
Tel: +1 610 961 6101
Toll free: +1 877 406 BONE (2663)
Fax: +1 610 644 2200
12.01.12 | Gentek - Medartis distribution agreement for Turkey signed
Ankara, Turkey / Basel, Switzerland – Gentek and Medartis have entered an exclusive sales agreement that will make APTUS trauma products for the first time available in Turkey.
Rising demand for quality
Willi Miesch, CEO Medartis AG, is looking forward to this collaboration: “Turkey is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Simultaneously, the quality awareness in the medical field is rising. We are convinced that Gentek is the ideal partner to meet the demand from Turkish surgeons for our high-end solutions.”
Gentek was established in 1983. Since then the company has worked hard to achieve a high regard in the market for their reliability and outstanding service. The excellent reputation is a result of years of trusty partnership between Gentek and their customers. “We are proud that we have entered into an exclusive sales agreement with Medartis. The agreement means that we will be able to offer our customers extraordinary solutions for bone fixation with the most state of the art products of its kind” states Lale Özpekel, General Manager of Gentek Medical ve Teknik Cihazlar (www.gentek.com.tr).
10.01.12 | Patent infringement
The Munich District Court has completely rejected the patent infringement suit (document number 21 O 16932/07) from Stryker Leibinger GmbH & Co KG against Medartis AG. The verdict is valid. The infringement suit was based on the German patent DE 43 43 117 (Holder and Inventor Prof. Dietmar Wolter) and was directed against the “APTUS” Products of Medartis. The APTUS products are characterized by a unique locking technology (European patent EP 1 608 278). With this TriLock-locking technology, Medartis has won the innovation price of the cantons of Basel in 2006.
The lawsuit of Stryker against Medartis was based on the claim, that the TriLock Technology is a threaded connection and that a deformation between plate and screw would occur during the locking process (same principle as the locking technology of Stryker). The claim was cleary denied by a jurisdictional expertise of Prof. Dr. Heinz Mertens (Professor Emeritus of the Technical University of Berlin). He confirmed that the Medartis solution is working on pure wedge-locking.
The patented TriLock technology is based on a spherical 3-point-wedge-locking. There is neither a threaded connection nor an occurrence of any deformation between plate and screw. Due to this fact the system is multiply lockable.
25.10.11 | Materialise - Medartis cooperation agreement for trauma products signed
Leuven, Belgium / Basel, Switzerland - Materialise and Medartis have entered an agreement with which Medartis will make all APTUS trauma products available for preoperative planning within the SurgiCase system of Materialise.
With SurgiCase Orthopaedics, Materialise equips surgeons with tools to try multiple approaches to complex reconstructive bone procedures before they set foot in the operating room.
The comprehensive service centers on the use of CT/MRI scanned images and consists of three components:
- virtual surgery planning services
- construction of cut and drill guides individualized to fit the patient
- physical patient models
Jeroen Dille, Director of Orthopaedics at Materialise is thrilled with the agreement: “Now that Medartis’ APTUS wrist plates will be uploaded to our plating library, surgeons who are using this type of plate will be able to be served much more quickly. The partnership with Medartis shows us that the value of SurgiCase Orthopaedics is being recognized in the orthopaedic market. We will continue to invest in improving our offering and expanding our plating libraries.”
Willi Miesch, CEO of Medartis AG, looks forward to this collaboration: “Due to the partnership with Materialise we can provide an additional service to our customers. Complex cases can be planned in detail in advance. We are convinced that the demand for this service is steadily growing.”
With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, branches worldwide, and a staff of 800 and growing, Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) since 1990. In addition to having the largest capacity of AM equipment in Europe, Materialise also enjoys a stellar reputation as a provider of innovative software solutions.
At Materialise, they are committed to their role in creating a better and healthier world. They believe patient-specific healthcare is the ultimate way to do this. Their experienced team, guided by several top orthopaedic surgeons, has developed a total solution to make surgeries, no matter how complex, more efficient and effective.
01.07.11 | The Netherlands - Medartis APTUS products now distributed by Pro-Motion Medical B.V.
Starting from 1 July 2011 Medartis’ APTUS products for hand, wrist and elbow surgery are now available for Dutch surgeons through Pro-Motion Medical B.V., Zwijndrecht. The new Medartis distributor has an outstanding reputation in the Dutch market for its excellent service and brilliant contacts to the medical community.
Pro-Motion Medical has decided to make the step into internal fixation. “We are very happy that we have found a strong and competent partner” says Willi Miesch, Medartis’ CEO, and adds: “Our high quality products are now backed by a brilliant and experienced sales force in The Netherlands and we are sure that the Dutch patients and surgeons will benefit from both.”
Pro-Motion Medical, based not far from Rotterdam, was founded in 2004. With more than 50 years of cumulated experience in trauma treatment, this company quickly earned an outstanding reputation for close cooperation with the surgeons and hospitals based on partnership and fair consulting.
01.03.10 | Operation Smile - Medartis supports humanitarian assignment for earthquake victims in Haiti
After the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January 2010 and the news of thousands of dead and wounded it was clear to Medartis to support in one way or the other the humanitarian assignment. Together with Operation Smile and Prof. Domenico Scopelliti of Rome collaboration was made possible and Medartis was able to offer CMF implants and surgical equipment to help those who are in great need. Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. In Haiti they deliver primary health care together with other humanitarian organizations.
24.02.10 | Medartis has developed a modified binding rod for Simon Ammann and the swiss ski jumping team
The aim was the development of a curved rod with a sophisticated adjustment mechanism for the binding’s rod length to match the athlete’s desire.
Using high tech materials, the latest machines and manufacturing processes of the medical device industry, Medartis has developed and manufactured this rod in collaboration with the swiss ski jumping team.
With his 2 gold medals at the winter Olympic Games in Vancouver Simon Ammann demonstrated clearly, that the methods we have devised perform perfectly.
25.05.09 | Medartis takes over the Australian distribution partner Energy Orthopaedics
Medartis is an international company headquartered in Basel, which offers solutions in the area of medical technology for surgical fixation, correction and reconstruction of extremities and facial skeleton. Today the company employs 220 people and has a worldwide presence with 10 subsidiaries and a broad distribution net.