WishBone Medical, Inc. announces the acquisition of Red Star Contract Manufacturing to provide sterile-packed kits for the pediatric orthopedic market

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Warsaw, Indiana, November 6, 2018 - WishBone Medical, Inc. and Red Star Contract Manufacturing have teamed up to provide sterile packaging and plastic injection molded single use instrument capabilities for their pediatric orthopedic market. WishBone Medical is committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits for their surgeons, hospitals, and customers worldwide. Red Star Contract Manufacturing is a leader in injection molded disposable instruments for the medical device industry as well as having a fully functional sterile packaging clean room and fulfillment center.   

Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board and CEO at WishBone Medical, said, “We believe that single use, disposable kits are the future for orthopedics. Red Star can grow as WishBone Medical grows to provide these single use pediatric orthopedic products for kids.” Mr. Deeter added, “With this vertical integration of Red Star, we can insure we have access to this very important part of our supply chain.”

Scott Werstler, President of Red Star Contract Manufacturing, said, “We are excited Red Star is part of the WishBone Medical team providing these sterile packed products to help kids with orthopedic issues world-wide.  Because of our work with WishBone Medical in completing all the sterilization validation and tooling for the most common instruments, Red Star will be able to provide other OEM’s a turn-key solution to sterile-packed implants and instrumentation.  We know the future of orthopedics is sterile packed single use products, like the rest of the healthcare industry, and we are well equipped and have the capacity to support it.”

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical is a Global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.

For further information, visit www.WishBoneMedical.com or call Andrew Miclot, Vice-Chairman and President at 574-306-4006.

About Red Star Contract Manufacturing

Red Star Contract Manufacturing is a vertically integrated, ISO 13485 certified, lean company that is focused on the medical device industry with an expertise in insert injection molding, Class 8 clean room packaging, sterilization, and fulfillment. Red Star is located just outside Warsaw in Larwill, Indiana.

For further information, visit www.redstarcontractmfg.com or call Scott Werstler, President at 260-327-3145.

WishBone Medical, Inc. announces new AlloMate Bone Pin System

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Warsaw, Indiana, September 5, 2018 — WishBone Medical, Inc. announces the official launch of the single-use, sterile packed AlloMate Bone Pin System for the maintenance of alignment and fixation of bone fractures, osteotomies, arthrodesis or bone grafts and may also be used to fill a void left after screw removal.

The AlloMate Bone Pin System consists of allograft bone pins and accessory instrumentation for quick, reliable and reproducible bone pin insertion.  The complete system will be available in five different individual sizes (2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 3.5mm, and 4.0mm) of sterilized human cortical bone pins & corresponding single-use instruments for convenient insertion. We will launch these various sizes in stages. The 3.0mm is currently available and the 2.5mm will be available soon followed by the 2.0mm and the additional sizes. Our initial market feedback with the 3.0mm system has been extremely positive.

These bone pins are sturdy, easy to handle and can integrate into the patient’s bone to help with the healing process. These sterile packed implants and instruments may potentially reduce the risk of infection and can be accurately trimmed intraoperatively to an appropriate length.

Daniel S. Schulman, D.P.M., helped develop this system and he said, “I have performed well over four hundred foot reconstructive procedures without the use of a metal implant.  I can validate that this system will definitely simplify the surgical technique and minimize intra-operative and post-operative surgical complications. Patients are elated when they are told there will be no need for a second surgery to remove potentially painful, broken or even infected hardware.”

Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board and CEO at WishBone Medical, said, “The AlloMate Bone Pin System does help minimize the need for removal in a secondary operation to remove hardware like stainless steel wires.” Mr. Deeter added, “Minimizing the number or surgeries for kids is very important to us.”

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical is a Global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.       

For further information, email CustomerService@WishBoneMedical.com or call at 574-306-4006. To learn more about WishBone Medical visit www.WishBoneMedical.com or contact Andrew Miclot, Vice-Chairman and President.

WishBone Medical, Inc. announces Sanford S. Kunkel, M.D. joins Board of Advisors

 Sanford S. Kunkel, M.D. of OrthoIndy. Prior team physician for Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, USA Basketball and DePauw University.

Sanford S. Kunkel, M.D. of OrthoIndy. Prior team physician for Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, USA Basketball and DePauw University.

Warsaw, Indiana, July 12, 2018 - WishBone Medical, Inc. is pleased to announce that Sanford Kunkel, M.D. joins the WishBone Medical Board of Advisors. Dr. Kunkel has been a consulting surgeon for WishBone Medical helping to develop several new innovative products and will continue in this role.  As a member of the Board of Advisors, he will be a part of an elite group of business people from around the world to provide strategic expertise and guidance for WishBone Medical. He is considered an expert in his field and was a team physician for the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, USA Basketball, DePauw University and Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory school.

He has been a practicing physician at OrthoIndy for over 30 years. OrthoIndy is one of the largest orthopedic practices in the world.  Dr. Kunkel consults for several healthcare companies and has developed several successful products.

Dr. Kunkel earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University and his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He did his internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. and his residency at Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery and Blodgett Memorial Medical Center. His fellowship was in Sports Medicine at the University of Toronto and at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedics.

Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board and CEO at WishBone Medical, said, “Dr. Kunkel brings his surgeon skills and entrepreneurial background to the WishBone Medical Board of Advisors. We look forward to working with Dr. Kunkel to not only develop successful pediatric products but also to help strategically guide WishBone Medical. Mr. Deeter added, “With his extensive background and experience, he will contribute to our mission of helping children globally with orthopedic issues.”

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical is a global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single-use, disposable kits to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.

For further information, visit www.WishBoneMedical.com or call Andrew Miclot, Vice-Chairman and President at 574-306-4006.

WishBone Medical, Inc. announces Randal R. Betz, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

Warsaw, Indiana, June 20, 2018 — WishBone Medical, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Randal R. Betz, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Betz, on a part time consulting basis, will provide strategic expertise and guidance for the company’s product portfolio, support professional education and help with key opinion leader relationships consistent with WishBone Medical’s objectives.

Dr. Betz earned a Medical Degree from Temple University School of Medicine. His internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedics was at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Betz completed his fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics from the Alfred I duPont Institute. He is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with a focus on pediatric deformity correction.

He formerly was Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. His current positions include a private practice at the Institute for Spine and Scoliosis in Lawrenceville, NJ, Clinical professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and attending surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and Saint Peter’s Children’s University Hospitals in New Brunswick, NY.

Research and product development is important to Dr. Betz, and he also has 17 patents. He belongs to several national and international professional societies. He has published 5 books, authored many medical texts and books; including 52 chapters for medical books and written 330 peer-reviewed articles.

Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board and CEO at WishBone Medical, said, “We look forward to working with Dr. Betz on pediatric orthopedic products designed just for kids. He is well known and respected for his pediatric orthopedic expertise around the world.” Mr. Deeter added, “With his extensive background and experience, he will help build our surgeon teams and focus our strategic direction on helping children globally with orthopedic issues.”

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical is a global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.

For further information, visit WishBoneMedical.com or call Andrew Miclot, Vice-Chairman and President at 574-306-4006.

WishBone Medical, Inc. and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Collaborate to Develop a Novel Pediatric Total Hip Implant

 Nick Deeter, CEO signing the agreement with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

Nick Deeter, CEO signing the agreement with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

NEW YORK, NY, March 07, 2018 - WishBone Medical, Inc., a new global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants, entered into a license agreement with the global leader in orthopedic surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), for the development of a novel Pediatric Total Hip. The system will be developed to address treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients or young patients with congenital dysplastic hip (CDH) disease.

“We look forward to working with HSS on a Pediatric Total Hip system designed just for kids,” said Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board and CEO at WishBone Medical; “HSS is the premier musculoskeletal hospital in the world and their expertise and collaboration will be invaluable to develop this technology.”

“HSS’s clinical leadership, biomechanical engineering and innovation expertise together with Wishbone’s experience developing technologies to serve pediatric patients, position us to improve the quality of life of these young patients who do not have many therapeutic options,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS. “As an inventor of these technologies, Dr. Mark Figgie, our Chief of the Surgical Arthritis Service at HSS is a leading expert in the field, who along with our biomechanical engineers have a long history in both treating and innovating for this patient population.” Shapiro added.

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About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical is a Global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing. To learn more about WishBone Medical, visit www.WishBoneMedical.com  

For more information, please call Andrew Miclot, Vice-Chairman and President at 574-306-4006 or email CustomerService@WishBoneMedical.com. 

About HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery

HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the eighth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients from 80 countries and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Innovation Institute was formed in 2015 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices; the global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969, and in 2017 HSS made 130 invention submissions (more than 2x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute provides continuing medical curriculum to more than 15,000 subscribing musculoskeletal healthcare professionals in 110 countries. Through HSS Global, the institution is collaborating with medical centers worldwide to advance the quality and value of care and to make world-class HSS care more accessible to more people.

WishBone Medical, Inc. entered into a U.S. distribution agreement with Implanet

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Warsaw, Indiana, March 6, 2018 - WishBone Medical. Inc. entered into a U.S. distribution agreement with Implanet to distribute the JAZZ implant system to treat spinal pathologies requiring vertebral fusion surgery in the Orthopedic Market.

The first procedure with WishBone Medical surgeons was completed in early 2018. “We are looking forward to expanding our Orthopedic spine products and the JAZZ system is our first product in this market,” said Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board and CEO at WishBone Medical.

Mr. Deeter added, “WishBone Medical provides innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use disposable kits and the JAZZ implant system is available in these single use kits.”

Ludovic Lastennet, CEO of Implanet said, “This disruptive single use, sterile packed business model of WishBone Medical compliments the Implanet America JAZZ platform of single use, sterile packed products.”

To learn more about WishBone Medical, visit www.WishBoneMedical.com

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical is a Global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.

For further information, visit www.WishBoneMedical.com or call Andrew Miclot, Vice-Chairman and President at 574-306-4006.

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 2017 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 Euronext™ Growth market in Paris. ALIMP

To learn more about IMPLANET, visit www.Implanet.com

Please contact WishBone Medical at 574-306-4006 or email CustomerService@WishBoneMedical.com for more information.  To learn more about WishBone Medical, visit www.WishBoneMedical.com

WishBone Medical, Inc. Names Andrew J. Miclot as President

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Warsaw, Indiana, January 4, 2018 — WishBone Medical, Inc., a new global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants in sterile packed, single-use disposable kits, announces that Andrew “Andy” J. Miclot has taken on the role of President and will continue in his role as Vice Chairman and Director on the WishBone Medical Board of Directors.

Mr. Miclot is a seasoned executive with almost 40 years of global Medical Device experience. He has been President and CEO of several Medical Device Companies with executive leadership positions, put together world-class management teams and completed and integrated acquisitions globally. He has had success in early stage and in Fortune 500 companies turning around unprofitable and growing primarily Orthopedic and ENT companies. Early experience included growing sterile packed, single-use, disposable kit Medical Device companies.

He is joining WishBone Medical after turning around Micro Machine as President and CEO, an orthopedic company with offices in Warsaw, IN and Kalamazoo MI.  Recent experience includes General Manager ENT /Senior Vice President and Officer of ArthroCare where he increased annual revenue from flat to three years of double digit growth generating 33% of the revenue and 50% of the profit for the entire company.

Andrew was President/CEO and Director of Ascension Orthopedics delivering 15% increase the first year, after two consecutive years of flat sales. He was Senior Vice President of Orthofix where he propelled revenue by 15% in orthopedics that included trauma and external fixation products.

As Senior Vice President/Officer and IRO, he propelled Symmetry Medical, for over thirteen years, from a $10 million breakeven medical device company to $300 million and was key in the NYSE IPO raising $120 million, surpassing Wall Street expectations and generating $220 million via a secondary offering. Other Medical Device Supplier experience included the Executive Vice President of Micro Technologies.

He was Director of Medical Products at DePuy Orthopedics, driving revenues from $64 to $80 million. Responsibilities included trauma, sports medicine, surgical instruments and customs for spine, knee, shoulder, foot, trauma and hip Products. Prior to DePuy, he had several Marketing and Sales leadership positions at Zimmer for over five years in three Divisions; Patient Care, Hall Surgical and Trauma.

Early experience includes: Vice President of Ulti-Med, disposable products for the US and Asia, Medline, as the youngest Director, disposable textile and Custom Sterile Procedure Trays, DeRoyal, Sales Manager with orthopedic soft goods and Custom Sterile Procedure Trays and American Hospital Supply/Hospitex, Sales Manager that turned around a territory ranked worst of 50 to number three in two years and then promoted to Sales Trainer.

Nick Deeter, WishBone Medical’s Founder, Chairman and CEO commented, “We are delighted       that Andy is joining WishBone Medical as Global President. He has extensive and relevant global leadership experience in Orthopedics and with single-use, sterile Medical Devices and a strong record of success. Andy will also remain as the Vice Chairman and Director of WishBone Medical’s Board of Directors and we appreciate his guidance over the last year.”

Andy currently serves on three Boards; WishBone Medical as Vice Chairman and Director, Micro Machine as Director and Precision Optics as Director (Public Company). Also, he is on two Advisory Boards; Indiana University Arts and Sciences Alumni Board and ODT (Orthopedic Design and Technology). He was one of a small group of Founders in “The Institute of Orthopaedic Enlightenment” started by Knowledge Enterprises. He has been key note speakers and panel discussion leaders at several Orthopedic and ENT conferences.

He has a BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences and an MA in Audiology from Indiana University, and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical, a Global pediatric orthopedic company, is committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.

For more information, contact Andrew Miclot, Vice Chairman and President, at 574-306-4006 or email CustomerService@WishBoneMedical.com

WishBone Medical, Inc. Releases Broken Screw Removal and K-Wire Systems

Warsaw, Indiana, January 2, 2018 — WishBone Medical, Inc., a new global pediatric orthopedic company, has announced the official launch of the single-use, sterile packed Broken Screw Removal and K-Wire Systems.  The Broken Screw Removal System is available in three different sizes: 2.7mm, 3.5mm and 4.5mm and is designed to remove broken, stripped and cold-welded screws. 

The K-Wire Systems are available in five different configurations; Pediatric Elbow Combo Kit  (1.6mm & 2.0mm K-Wires), Pediatric Long Bone Combo Kit (2.0mm & 2.5mm K-Wires), Three Pediatric Extremity Combo Kits; Small (0.7mm & 0.9mm K-Wires), Medium (0.9mm & 1.25mm K-Wires) and Large (1.25mm & 1.6mm K-Wires). Each system includes two different sizes of wires, protective pin covers and instruments.                                                                       

Nick Deeter, WishBone Medical’s Founder and CEO added, “The Broken Screw Removal and K-Wire Systems both address current issues that Pediatric Surgeons face with their small patients. They need products that are sterile, easy to find, easy to use and designed for pediatric patients. We strongly believe that having these products readily available in sterile packed, single-use kits will be a game changer in the operating room.”

To learn more about WishBone Medical, visit www.WishBoneMedical.com

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical, a Global pediatric orthopedic company, is committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.

For more information, contact Andrew Miclot, Vice Chairman and President, at 574-306-4006 or email CustomerService@WishBoneMedical.com

WishBone Medical Inc. Names Jean-Pierre Capdevielle as Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member

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Warsaw, Indiana, December 6, 2017 – WishBone Medical, Inc., a new pediatric orthopedic company in Warsaw, Indiana, announced that Jean-Pierre “JP” Capdevielle has taken on the role of Chief Strategy Officer.  Mr. Capdevielle has also been elected unanimously by the Board of Directors to serve as a Director for WishBone Medical, Inc. As CSO, he will work closely with the Chairman of the Board and CEO, Nick Deeter to grow WishBone Medical’s strategic initiatives.

Mr. Capdevielle is a seasoned executive with over 37 years of international experience and has a successful track record of helping startup companies. His knowledge of the orthopedic industry has lead him to the top of major International Medical Device Companies like, Smith & Nephew and Sofamor Danek/Medtronic to name a few. Mr. Capdevielle has lead multiple teams to the successful launches of sophisticated and innovative devices and systems throughout his years of experience.

Jean-Pierre Capdevielle has an extensive professional resume. In 1979 Mr. Capdevielle founded his first company Medical Hospital Products Ltd in Malta, upon leaving in 1982 he had a team of over 240 employees. In 1988 Mr. Capdevielle joined Smith & Nephew to become their Senior Director of Continental Europe and Managing director of French, German and Spanish Operations. Upon joining Smith & Nephew, Mr. Capdevielle lead to a sales growth of 35% a year from 1989-1992 and contributed in the successful introduction of the GENESIS Modular Knee system across EU.

Upon his resignation from Smith & Nephew in 1993, Mr. Capdevielle joined and worked directly with Ron Pickard, CEO and Chairman of Sofamor Danek. At Sofamor Danek Mr. Capdevielle helped bring in revenue of up to $350 million. From 1993-2006 Mr. Capdevielle was a part of many successful business ventures before starting his current business in 2006: Isortho & ICS Consulting Group. Just within the past 4 years, Mr. Capdevielle has contributed to the success of over 22 companies.

WishBone Medical was founded by Nick Deeter, a leader in Pediatric Orthopedics. WishBone is a pediatric orthopedic company focused on the unmet needs of children suffering from orthopedic issues. WishBone’s commitment is to provide anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits with an emphasis to minimize disease, prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and to achieve the best outcomes for children who are still growing, because kids are not just little adults.

“JP brings an incredible amount of medical device industry experience to our team,” says Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board and CEO of WishBone Medical.  “We are very glad to have him at WishBone Medical to serve as our Chief Strategy Officer and newly elected Board Member.  We are eager for him to work with the WishBone Medical Team as we take the company into a successful second year of operations.”

Mr. Capdevielle received his M.B.A in International Marketing and Finance programs from Hautes Etudes Commerciales Jouy-en-Josas in 1974 and in 1992 completed the Marketing Executive Program from Columbia University in New York. Mr. Capdevielle currently resides in France and is fluent in over 3 languages. He served in the Military from 1974-1976. Mr. Capdevielle is married with two children and enjoys playing/watching rugby and golf in his free time.

To learn more about WishBone Medical, visit www.WishBoneMedical.com. 

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical, Inc. is a privately held pediatric orthopedic company offering anatomically-appropriate innovative implants and instrument solutions to pediatric patients and surgeons worldwide.

For further information, visit www.wishbonemedical.com or call Allison McSherry, General Manager at (574)306-4006