BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ: OFIX) (the Company) announced today that it has contributed to the relief efforts in Haiti by making a donation of its medical devices to charitable organizations involved in assisting that country following the recent earthquake that occurred there.
Employees at the Company’s business units in California, Texas and Verona, Italy worked with Direct Relief International and Operation Hope to donate $1 million worth of its spine, orthopedic and bracing products to the relief efforts in Haiti. Additionally, Orthofix and its employees around the world are supporting the relief efforts with individual cash donations to the Red Cross that are being matched by the Company.
“Orthofix employees around the world have expressed their concern for the people of Haiti, and we are very pleased to be in a position to assist in the global relief effort,” said Orthofix’s CEO Alan Milinazzo.
Orthofix International, N.V. is a global medical device company offering a broad line of minimally invasive surgical, and non-surgical, products for the spine, orthopedic, and sports medicine market sectors that address the lifelong bone-and-joint health needs of patients of all ages–helping them achieve a more active and mobile lifestyle. Orthofix’s products are widely distributed around the world to orthopedic surgeons and patients via Orthofix’s sales representatives and its subsidiaries, including BREG, Inc. and via partnerships with other leading orthopedic product companies. In addition, Orthofix is collaborating in R&D partnerships with leading medical institutions such as the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the National Osteoporosis Institute. For more information about Orthofix, please visit www.orthofix.com.