WARSAW, Ind. and ALACHUA, Fla., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SWX: ZMH), a leader in the orthopaedics industry, and Tutogen Medical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of sterile biological implant products made from human (allograft) and animal (xenograft) tissue, today announced the expansion of Tutogen's partnership with Zimmer Dental Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Zimmer Holdings, Inc., into Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Zimmer Dental currently distributes Tutogen grafts in the United States, Canada and Latin America, under the brand name Puros(R). This enhanced distribution agreement includes both human and bovine tissues -- bone and soft tissue grafts -- and provides the dentist with a complete product package for the regenerative procedure.
According to David Dvorak, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zimmer Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Dental's parent company, "We look forward to leveraging the success and experience that we have achieved in the U.S. market with Puros dental products from Tutogen. This is an outstanding international market opportunity for Zimmer Dental as it enables us to continue to define ourselves as an innovator in advanced materials and in state-of-the-art oral rehabilitation technologies."
Guy Mayer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tutogen Medical,
commented, "Our dental products have demonstrated superior clinical results
in the U.S. market. We look forward to extending our relationship with
Zimmer Dental in globalizing this fast growing product portfolio. Working
together we have a demonstrated track record of success in developing the
North American market. We believe that joint experience provides a strong
foundation to bui
|SOURCE Zimmer Holdings, Inc.|
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