Located in San Antonio, Texas, OBI was a privately held company that developed bioabsorbable, tissue-engineered, PLA / PGA polymer scaffolds for the repair and replacement of bone and articular tissue. The Company’s products included bone graft substitutes (“BGS”) available in granules, blocks, plugs and wedges; BGS plugs for ligament / tendon repair; pliable polymeric films (used as barrier membranes, graft containers or tissue guides); multiphase cartilage / bone implants; and kits of related surgical tools.

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We view the opportunity to effectively treat articular cartilage defects as a major opportunity for our Endoscopy business and have been looking at this area for some time. This unique technology from OBI strengthens our market leading range of arthroscopy products for the benefit of surgeons and their patients. We welcome the OBI team to Smith & Nephew.“ Sir Christopher O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Smith & Nephew plc.