WARSAW - Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced a multinational distribution agreement with Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), for the award-winning iTero Element family of intraoral scanners.
Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. The agreement expands Zimmer Biomet's global footprint in the rapidly growing market for digital restorative dentistry solutions.
'Zimmer Biomet is committed to offering best-in-class solutions and technology tailored to dental professionals' needs, and this partnership with Align Technology to complement our portfolio of fully digital solutions is another important step in that direction,' said Pedro Malha, President, Zimmer Biomet Dental.
Together, the iTero Element scanner and Zimmer Biomet's dental solutions will deliver multiple digital workflows for dental professionals and laboratories, enabling efficient business-to-business collaboration and offering patients an optimal treatment experience.
'We are excited to be partnering with Zimmer Biomet to demonstrate our companies' commitment to supporting dental professionals on their journey to digital dentistry,' said Yuval Shaked, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, iTero Scanner and Services. 'A key differentiator in the evolution to a digital practice and dental ecosystem is clinical education. Through this partnership, the iTero scanner becomes the preferred intraoral scanner used in the U.S. and European Zimmer Biomet Institutes, which train thousands of dental professionals annually in an interactive learning environment with the ultimate goal of improved clinical outcomes.'
iTero Element scanners and services are now available through Zimmer Biomet Dental in Europe, with distribution expanding to the U.S., Canada and Japan starting in October 2019.
About Zimmer Biomet
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. We design, manufacture and market orthopedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; office-based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants and related surgical products.
We collaborate with healthcare professionals around the globe to advance the pace of innovation. Our products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Together with healthcare professionals, we help millions of people live better lives.
We have operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sell products in more than 100 countries.
About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology designs and manufactures the Invisalign system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and iTero intraoral scanners and services. Align's products help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.
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