Implanet Strengthens Its Presence in Australia and New Zealand by Signing an Exclusive Distribution Partnership

Implanet Strengthens Its Presence in Australia and New Zealand by Signing an Exclusive Distribution Partnership

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March 14, 2017

BORDEAUX, France & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

IMPLANET (Paris:IMPL) (OTCQX:IMPZY) (Euronext: IMPL, FR0010458729, PEA-PME eligible; OTCQX: IMPZY), a medical technology company specializing in vertebral and knee-surgery implants, announces the integration of Jazz Claw into the ARTG register. This integration is completing the JAZZ Range for the treatment of Pediatric and Adult Scoliosis. In conjunction, Implanet has signed an exclusive distribution partnership with Device Technologies for Australia and New Zealand. Implanet now markets in 17 countries across the globe, with this partnership significantly enhancing its sales potential in the Asia-Pacific region.

The entire range of Jazz® products will enable Implanet to address a vertebral fusion market estimated to be worth USD 120 million in Australia. Dr. John Choi, from Melbourne’s Spine Ortho Clinic, says: “The clinical benefit Jazz® provides compared with all-screw or screw-and-hook assemblies in the sagittal realignment of patients, as well as in their postoperative recovery, is undeniable. I am delighted to have access to the entire Jazz product range at the Spine Orthopedic Clinic and, more generally, across Australia.

Implanet has signed an exclusive distribution partnership with Device Technologies, a company with more than 600 employees specializing in medical device distribution. Founded 25 years ago, the company is a pioneer in this sector in Australia, and covers the entire distribution chain from the sale of equipment to associated services. This agreement significantly strengthens Implanet’s geographical coverage through its partners’ various offices and sales agents across Australia and in New Zealand.

Michael Trevaskis, CEO of Device Technologies, concludes: “Jazz® represents truly innovative technology in the field of spine surgery. We are delighted and enthusiastic about the idea of making it available to all hospitals and patients throughout this country, notably for younger and older patients suffering from particularly debilitating deformities. Australian medical facilities are used to being among the world’s best equipped, and we are confident in our ability to provide them with one of the very best spine technologies.

Ludovic Lastennet, CEO of Implanet, says: “The exclusive partnership with Device Technologies, a major player in Australia and New Zealand, represents a key milestone that opens the way for promising sales prospects for Implanet in the region. This milestone is fully in line with our expansion strategy in partnership with respected commercial partners.

Next financial press release: 2016 annual results, on March 28, 2017

IMPLANET will participate in the following events:

  • AAOS (American Academy for Orthopedic Surgeons), San Diego CA, USA, March 15 to 17, 2017
  • Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, March 14, 2017

About IMPLANET
Founded in 2007, IMPLANET is a medical technology company that manufactures high-quality implants for orthopedic surgery. Its flagship product, the JAZZ latest-generation implant, aims to treat spinal pathologies requiring vertebral fusion surgery. Protected by four families of international patents, JAZZ has obtained 510(k) regulatory clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States and the CE mark. IMPLANET employs 48 staff and recorded 2016 sales of €7.8 million. For further information, please visit www.implanet.com.
Based near Bordeaux in France, IMPLANET established a US subsidiary in Boston in 2013.
IMPLANET is listed on Compartment C of the Euronext™ regulated market in Paris.

Contacts

IMPLANET
Ludovic Lastennet, Tel. : +33 (0)5 57 99 55 55
CEO
investors@implanet.com
or
NewCap
Investor Relations
Florent Alba, Tel. : +33 (0)1 44 71 94 94
implanet@newcap.eu
or
NewCap
Media Relations
Nicolas Merigeau, Tel. : +33 (0)1 44 71 94 98
implanet@newcap.eu
or
AlphaBronze
US-Investor Relations
Pascal Nigen, Tel.: +1 917 385 21 60
implanet@alphabronze.net

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