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Bioventus Recognizes 25 Years of Proven Bone Healing from EXOGEN
February 27, 2020

Bioventus, a global leader in orthobiologic solutions, is recognizing 25 years of proven bone healing with its EXOGEN Ultrasound Bone Healing System. EXOGEN uses low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to help stimulate the body’s natural bone healing process and promote fracture healing. It has an 86% heal rate for fractures not healing on their own1 and provides 38% faster healing of indicated fresh fractures.2, 3

Since its launch in 1995, EXOGEN has been used to treat more than 1 million patients worldwide. Today it is prescribed by over 10,000 physicians annually4 and is sold in 15 countries. Backed by 16 Level 1 studies proving its safety and efficacy, 5-20* EXOGEN is used by patients at home and at their convenience for just 20 minutes a day.

“The numbers tell such a compelling story and represent an incredible milestone for Bioventus and EXOGEN,” said Tony Bihl, CEO, Bioventus. “It’s a great product with proven outcomes and for the last 25 years, it has healed nonunion and acute fractures for patients worldwide. This level of success and longevity was made possible by the tireless efforts of our employees"...

February 26, 2020

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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation unveiled that Amref Health Africa was one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical social challenges.

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February 26, 2020

The Algerian government is to fund hundreds of PhD students to study at University of Limerick (UL) under a deal estimated to be worth up to €20 million.

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February 26, 2020

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In a statement to the state-run ENTV channel, Benbouzid noted that the patient is an Italian national who arrived in Algeria on Feb 17 with another person. They were both sent to the Pasteur Hospital in Algiers.


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