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Joel Higgins

Chief Technology Officer

Biomet Inc

Direct Phone: (574) ***-****       

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Biomet Inc

56 East Bell Drive

Warsaw, Indiana 46581

United States

Company Description

Biomet, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market surgical and non-surgical products used primarily by orthopedic surgeons and other musculoskeletal medical specialists. Biomet's product portfolio includes hip and knee reconstructive produc ... more

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Biomet to distribute Bonesupport void Filler products in US, Canada - Medical Devices Business Review [cached]

Biomet Biologics vice president and general manager Joel Higgins said, "Not only does CERAMENT complement our existing portfolio of products, this agreement demonstrates our commitment to bring innovative products to market which offer better therapeutic options to our customers and improved care for their patients."

Specialty Orthopedics: In the News [cached]

Joel Higgins, an engineer for Biomet, said the company stopped packaging its polyethylene products in natural air (where the damaging oxidation can continue for years during storage) in 1992. They are sealed in packages containing a "neutral atmosphere,'' that is, one containing gases other than oxygen, he said.

Higgins said the fact the change was made does not mean that the polyethylene components irradiated the old way were defective.
He describes the change as one step in a series of improvements that Biomet, like other manufacturers, has made over the past decade to reduce osteolysis and make artificial hips last longer. Osteolysis has been a side effect of hip implants since they came into widespread use in the 1960s.
"It's constantly improving as we continue to work on technology,'' Higgins said.

"We are very excited to be ... [cached]

"We are very excited to be partnering with BONESUPPORT to bring the CERAMENT product line to the U.S. and Canadian markets," said Joel Higgins, Vice President and General Manager of Biomet Biologics.

"We are pleased to take this ... [cached]

"We are pleased to take this important step for a potential treatment for patients who are likely to progress to amputation," said Joel Higgins, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Biomet Biologics.

Biomet Announces Results of Phase I Clinical Trial for Critical Limb Ischemia Utilizing Autologous Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate [cached]

"We are pleased to reach this important milestone for a potential therapy for people who are in need of medical care who would likely progress to amputation," said Joel Higgins, Vice President and General Manager of Biomet Biologics.

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