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Orthomimetics appoints László Hangody and Anthony Miniaci to its medical advisory board.


Cambridge, UK; 10 September 2008.

Orthomimetics Limited has announced the appointment of Dr Anthony Miniaci MD of the Cleveland Clinic and Professor László Hangody of Uzoki Hospital to its Medical Advisory Board.

Professor Hangody and Dr Miniaci join Professor Neil Rushton of the University of Cambridge on the Orthomimetics Medical Advisory Board to provide the Cambridge, UK-based designer and manufacturer of regenerative medical implants with input into its clinical and product-development programmes.

‘Tony Miniaci and László Hangody are recognised throughout the orthopaedic community as thought leaders and respected practitioners, and it is an honour to welcome them to our Medical Advisory Board,’ stated Andrew Lynn, Founder and CEO of Orthomimetics. ‘Our links with world-leading surgeons such as Professor Hangody and Dr Miniaci are a cornerstone of all of our activities at Orthomimetics, and we look forward to drawing on their experience as we introduce our products to the market.’

About Dr Anthony Miniaci, MD

Anthony Miniaci, MD, is the Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. His specialty interests include shoulder reconstruction, knee reconstruction and cartilage resurfacing.

An orthopaedic surgeon from Toronto, Canada, he was a full professor at the University of Toronto. Dr Miniaci also has served on numerous committees of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine; American Shoulder and Elbow Society; Arthroscopy Association of North America; International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine; and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.

In his current capacity, Dr Miniaci is the Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns Football Club.

About Professor László Hangody

László Hangody, MD, PhD, DSc, is a Clinical Professor at the Semmelweis Medical School Budapest, Hungary. He is also a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Uzsoki Hospital, and Senior Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at the Sanitas Private Clinic, also in Budapest.

Dr Hangody’s research focuses primarily on the basic science of cartilage repair and of revision surgery of anterior cruciate ligament deficient knees.

Dr Hangody is the president of the Hungarian Orthopaedic Society and a member of the executive boards of the Hungarian Arthroscopic Society and the Hungarian Trauma Society. He is a member of the Board at Large of the European Society for Sports Medicine, Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy and a member of the executive board of the International Cartilage Repair Society. Dr Hangody is also an international affiliate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the ISAKOS and the SICOT.

About Professor Neil Rushton

Professor Rushton is the Director of the Orthopaedic Research Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge UK. His clinical interests lie in arthroplasty of the hip and knee joint and the development of bone graft substitutes and materials for articular cartilage repair. His active involvement with research into the pathogenesis of implants over the last twenty-five years has resulted in the publication of over 100 papers and books in clinical and experimental orthopedic surgery.

Prof. Rushton is an Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, a Fellow of Magdalene College, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He is Emeritus Deputy Editor (Research) of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Past President of the European Orthopaedic Research Society.


Editors Notes:

Orthomimetics Limited is a medical technology company that specialises in the design, development, and manufacture of products for the treatment of sports injuries, trauma other conditions that affect knees, ankles and other articular joints. Formed in 2005 as the first spin-out venture from the Cambridge-MIT Institute, the company is bringing to market a line of medical-device products designed to improve the treatment outcome of first-line surgical procedures for the regenerative repair of articular cartilage, meniscus, ligament and tendon injuries using natural biomaterials. These products are engineered to be compatible with existing surgical techniques and to work in combination with emerging cell- and biologics-based products.

For further information on Orthomimetics please go to our website: www.orthomimetics.com or contact Katherine Webster: kbw@orthomimetics.com


Katherine Webster
External Relations and HR Manager

Orthomimetics
Byron House
Cambridge Business Park
Cambridge
CB4 0WZ

+44 (0)1223 437474 Tel
+44 (0)1223 437471 Fax
www.orthomimetics.com


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kbw@orthomimetics.com

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