FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jun 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. (BMTI 12.64, +0.19, +1.53%)today announced the results of its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders that took place on June 17, 2010 at the Company’s headquarters. The Company’s shareholders voted in favor of all proposals identified in the Proxy Statement.
Re-elected to the board of directors for three year terms expiring at the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders were Gary E. Friedlaender, M.D. and Douglas G. Watson, who are both class II directors.
In other voting, stockholders approved the amendment to increase the aggregate pool of stock options available under the Company’s 2001 long-term stock incentive plan to 6,019,723 shares, which represents an increase of 2,000,000 shares to the previous pool of 4,019,723 shares. Stockholders also ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as BioMimetic’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010.
No other business was conducted at the meeting. For additional information on all proxy proposals, please review the Company’s Form 14A Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About BioMimetic Therapeutics
BioMimetic Therapeutics is a biotechnology company utilizing purified recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor (rhPDGF-BB) in combination with tissue specific matrices as its primary technology platform for promotion of tissue healing and regeneration. rhPDGF-BB is a synthetic form of one of the body’s principal agents to stimulate and direct healing and regeneration. The mechanism of action of this platform technology suggests it may be effective in a broad array of musculoskeletal applications, including the repair of bone, ligament, tendon and cartilage. Through the commercialization of this technology, BioMimetic seeks to become the leading company in the field of orthopedic regenerative medicine. In 2005, BioMimetic received marketing approval from the FDA for its first product, GEM 21S(R), as a grafting material for bone and periodontal regeneration. Additionally, BioMimetic Therapeutics has completed and ongoing clinical trials with its product candidates Augment(TM) Bone Graft and Augment(TM) Injectable Bone Graft in multiple orthopedic bone healing indications including the treatment of foot and ankle fusions and the stimulation of healing of fractures of the wrist. In November 2009, BioMimetic received approval from Health Canada to begin marketing Augment as an alternative to the use of autograft in foot and ankle fusion indications in Canada. In February 2010, the Company submitted its Pre-Marketing Approval (PMA) application to the FDA for the approval of Augment Bone Graft.
GEM 21S is a trademark of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., who now owns this dental related product and markets it through its Osteohealth Company in the United States and Canada.
For further information, visit www.biomimetics.com or contact Kearstin Patterson, corporate communications, at 615-236-4419.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on the current intent and expectations of the management of BioMimetic. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. There are many important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. BioMimetic’s actual results and the timing and outcome of events may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements because of risks associated with the marketing of BioMimetic’s product and product candidates, unproven preclinical and clinical development activities, regulatory oversight, and other risks detailed in BioMimetic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, BioMimetic undertakes no responsibility for updating the information contained in this press release beyond the published date, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet services.
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