Sulzer Dental Introduces Puros Allograft Bone Graft Material 
Posted by : SulzerCalcitek onApr 19, 2001 - 10:13 PM
CARLSBAD, California – Sulzer Dental, The Practice Building Company, announces the introduction of Puros, an allograft bone grafting material, to its regenerative product line. Puros is manufactured by Tutogen Medical, Inc., which utilizes its patented Tutoplast® process for tissue preservation and viral inactivation to ensure that the product is safe and effective.This same process has been used for years to preserve tissue and manufacture bioimplants for neurological, orthopedic, reconstructive and general surgical indications. Unlike other grafting materials, Puros retains the mineralized content as well as the native collagen, which facilitates strong, natural bone growth and results in excellent handling characteristics.
Since 1981, Sulzer Dental, the dental care subsidiary of Sulzer Medica, has been in the field of oral rehabilitation. From pioneered coatings that simulate mineralized bone to the Spline dental implant interface, Sulzer Dental has been a leader in the dental implant industry.
Sulzer Medica, headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, develops, manufactures and markets implantable medical devices and biomaterials for the orthopedic and cardiovascular markets worldwide. The company's products include joint prostheses; spine and dental implants; products for traumatology, arthroscopy and oral rehabilitation; heart valves and vascular grafts. (Swiss Stock Exchange: SMEN; NYSE: SM).
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This news release contains forward-looking statements, such as projecting performance of products and materials, which include some risk and uncertainty. These statements are subject to change based on known risks detailed from time to time in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and other known and unknown risks and various other factors that could cause the actual results or performance to differ materially from the statement made herein.
To obtain more information please call your Sulzer Dental Sales Consultant at 800-854-7019 in the U.S., or 760-929-4300 outside the U.S. Visit our web site: www.sulzerdental.com.
The Practice Building Company is a trademark of Sulzer Dental.
Puros is a trademark of Sulzer Spine Tech.
Tutoplast is a registered trademark of Tutogen Medical.