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May 25, 2015 10:28 PM ET

Healthcare Equipment and Supplies

Company Overview of Zimmer, Inc.

Company Overview

Zimmer, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets orthopedic reconstructive products, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products for customers around the world. It offers a range of orthopaedic products, such as knee replacement and hip replacement products, shoulder surgery products, dental implants, trauma products and instrumentation, spine surgery products, foot and ankle systems, hand and wrist surgery products, and more. The company also provides elbow products; biologics and sports medicine solutions for early intervention treatment; surgical and operating room solutions; procedural spine surgery solutions for thoracolumbar, cervical fixation, and biologic...

1800 West Center Street

P.O. Box 708

Warsaw, IN 46581-0708

United States

Founded in 1927





Key Executives for Zimmer, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, Chief Executive Officer of Zimmer Holdings Inc and President of Zimmer Holdings Inc
Age: 50
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance
Age: 54
President of Americas
Age: 54
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Zimmer, Inc. Key Developments

FDA Announces Class II Recall of Zimmer Inc.'s Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice on March 12, 2015, for a Class II recall for all lots and sizes of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate knee implant. Zimmer Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial following an increase in complaints of radiolucent lines and loosening. All sizes and lots of the affected devices are being removed from distribution. The FDA will issue a Class II Recall when a product can "cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences." However, problems associated with this Zimmer knee implant can cause serious complications and patients implanted with the Persona® Trabecular Metal™ Tibial Plate can face the risk of loosening of their tibial component. Indications of loosening include radiolucent lines on imaging tests, which are large gaps between the device and bone. Loosening can cause pain and significant mobility problems, and generally requires the patient to undergo additional surgery to remove and replace the loose tibial component. Zimmer Inc.'s voluntary recall is the latest headline in a number of highly publicized medical device recalls.

MiMedx Group, Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement with Zimmer, Inc

MiMedx Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Zimmer, Inc. Through the agreement, MiMedx will provide its dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane ("dHACM") allograft products to Zimmer to be marketed non- exclusively on a private label basis. The MiMedx dHACM allografts, processed utilizing the company's proprietary PURION(R) process, will be provided to Zimmer for marketing under Zimmer's private-label. Through-out the United States, Zimmer will market and sell the private-labeled allografts to Zimmer customers and end-users. The distribution agreement encompasses a range of musculoskeletal applications to include reconstructive, sports medicine, trauma, extremities and spinal applications.

Zimmer and Biomet Receives a Request for Additional Information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Zimmer and Biomet each received a request for additional information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in connection with Zimmer's proposed $13.4 billion acquisition of Biomet. This second request will extend the waiting period until 30 days after Zimmer and Biomet have substantially complied with the request, unless that period is extended voluntarily by the parties or terminated sooner by the FTC.

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