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22nd July 2016 | JRI News

On Monday 18th July, JRI Orthopaedics successfully completed the acquisition of Sheffield Medical Products (SMPL), the company who designed the AEON cemented hip system.

Professor Ian Stockley, Andrew Hamer, Robert Kerry and Simon Buckley formed SMPL eight years ago to bring to market a new total hip replacement system. After securing European CE quality and safety accreditation, the first patients received their new AEON hips in September 2011 and over the last five years around 700 patients – largely in Sheffield – have received the implant.

AEON became the first hip replacement system to go beyond basic regulatory requirements by entering the Beyond Compliance scheme, ensuring close post-market follow-up. It has now been awarded a 3A* ODEP rating.

Moving forward, AEON will be now be known as AVANTEON and will continued to be manufactured at our site in Sheffield.

Commenting on the aquistion, Mr Andrew Hamer said “We are particularly pleased that it will be manufactured in Sheffield, which is world renowned for high quality orthopaedic device manufacture. We will continue to play an active role in the future development of the system with particular focus on surgeon training and education.”

For more information please visit the AVANTEON product page.

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