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Active Implants Secures Financing for Artificial Meniscus

By Business Wire | March 16, 2017

The company received the first tranche of a $40 million equity financing for the first artificial meniscus.

Active Implants, LLC, a company that develops orthopedic implant solutions, announced that it completed the first $10 million tranche of a $40 million Class D Units financing. The financing is to be comprised of $30 million from first-time investor LS Health Science Partners, L.P., with another $10 million to be contributed by existing investors.
“This investment reflects our enthusiasm for the NUsurface technology and its potential to fill a large unmet need in the market,” said Haynes Morris, managing partner for LS Health Science Partners. “We are pleased to participate in this new infusion of capital to help carry the company through this important phase of product development.”
An initial investment of $10 million has been received from LS Health Science Partners, with the remaining $30 million to be funded in tranches. The company intends to use the proceeds to continue funding two clinical trials of the NUsurface Meniscus Implant—an investigational treatment for patients with persistent knee pain following medial meniscus surgery.
“Recruitment for the SUN and VENUS clinical trials for our NUsurface Meniscus Implant is going extremely well, and we expect to complete enrollment by the end of the year,” said Ted Davis, president and CEO of Active Implants. “This additional investment will allow us to continue our research and clinical development programs as we progress in and work toward bringing the first artificial meniscus to market.”
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