CONMED Corporation, a medical technology company, provides surgical devices and equipment for minimally invasive procedures. The company’s products are used by surgeons and physicians in various specialties, including orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, neurosurgery, and gastroenterology. Products Orthopedic Surgery A major portion of the company’s business is derived from sales in its orthopedic surgery product lines, including sports medicine, powered surgical instruments, and sports biologics and tissue. These lines are marketed under various brands, including Hall, CONMED Linvatec, Concept, and Shutt. The company offers a range of devices and products to repair injuries, which have occurred in the articulating joint areas of the body. Many of these injuries are the result of sports related events or similar traumas. The company’s sports medicine products include powered resection instruments, arthroscopes, reconstructive systems, tissue repair sets, and metal and bioabsorbable implants, as well as related disposable products and fluid management systems. Single-use products include products, such as shaver blades, burs and pump tubing. The company has benefited from the introduction of new arthroscopic products and technologies, such as bioabsorbable screws, ‘push-in’ and ‘screw-in’ suture anchors and resection shavers. In sports medicine, the company competes with Smith & Nephew, plc; Arthrex, Inc.; Stryker Corporation; Johnson & Johnson: DePuy Mitek, Inc.; and Zimmer Biomet, Inc. The company’s powered instruments offering is sold principally under the Hall Surgical brand name, for use in large and small bone orthopedic, arthroscopic, oral/maxillofacial, podiatric, plastic, ENT, neurological, spinal and cardiothoracic surgeries. The company’s newest product is the Hall 50 Powered Instrument System, primarily designed to meet the requirements of most orthopedic applications. In powered instruments, the company’s competition includes Stryker Corporation; Medtronic plc (Midas Rex and Xomed divisions); Johnson & Johnson: DePuy Synthes, Inc.; MicroAire Surgical Instruments, LLC; and Zimmer Holdings, Inc. The company has the Sports Medicine Joint Development and Distribution Agreement with Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) to obtain MTF's worldwide promotion rights with respect to allograft tissues within the field of sports medicine and related products. Under the terms of this agreement, the company is the worldwide promoter of these allograft tissues, including the reconstruction and/or replacement of tendon, ligament, cartilage or menisci, along with the correction of deformities within the extremities. General Surgery The company’s general surgery product line offers a major range of products in the areas of advanced surgical, endoscopic technologies, and critical care. The company’s advanced surgical product offering includes a line of electrosurgical generators, handpieces, smoke management systems and accessories. The company’s endomechanical instrumentation products offer a line of instruments, including trocars, suction irrigation devices, graspers, scissors and dissectors used in minimally invasive surgery. The company offers a uterine manipulator called VCARE for use in increasing the efficiency of laparoscopic hysterectomies and other gynecologic laparoscopic procedures. The company’s competition includes Medtronic plc: Covidien Ltd; Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.; ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH; Megadyne; Johnson & Johnson; and Applied Medical Resources Corporation. The company owns SurgiQuest, Inc., which develops, manufactures, and markets the AirSeal System, an integrated access management technology for use in laparoscopic and robotic procedures. This proprietary and differentiated access system is complementary to the company’s advanced surgical offering. The company’s endoscopic technologies offering include a line of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic products used in conjunction with procedures, which require flexible endoscopy. This offering includes mucosal management devices, forceps, scope management accessories, bronchoscopy devices, dila
conmed corp (CNMD:NASDAQ GS)
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Utica, NY 13502
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