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|Xtant Medical Enhances Focus on International Growth with New Partnership|
BELGRADE, MT / ACCESSWIRE / April 18, 2018 / Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: XTNT), a leader in the development of regenerative medicine products and medical devices, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Healthcare International Partners (HIP), in Miramar, Florida for expanding distribution in Latin American markets. The three-year agreement with HIP will focus on executing Xtant Medical's global strategy, supporting current distribution partners, recruiting partners for new markets, and assisting with country specific product registration and commercialization endeavors.
HIP combines the leadership of Luis Abudo and Maggie Morales Perez, both being senior international executives with over 60 years of combined experience in global expansion in the healthcare space related with medical devices, clinical research, pharmaceutical procurement, hospital turnkey projects, and durable medical equipment, with emphasis on Latin America and other Emerging Markets.
''I have had the pleasure of working with Luis Abudo at previous organizations, and have witnessed the exceptional growth he has been able to achieve through his expertise of Latin American markets and his knowledge of the respective medical device industries'' said Carl O'Connell, chief executive officer of Xtant Medical. ''We are thrilled to be launching this Latin American initiative, and look forward to this being the premier partnership of an expanded global focus to come for Xtant.''
Our partnership with HIP will allow Xtant to proliferate current channels, exploit untapped market opportunities, and to enhance the level of customer service we are able to provide internationally. This relationship will provide expansion into strategic Latin America markets for the company. HIP will enhance our distribution network, medical education programs, engagement of key opinion leaders, and will facilitate customer engagement initiatives, which will position the company to achieve sustainable long-term growth in Latin America.
''We are thrilled at the opportunity to expand Xtant Medical's market share in the region, enhance Xtant's distribution network and reach untapped markets,'' said Luis Abudo, Business Development for Healthcare International Partners. ''We will also assist them to protect their intellectual property, brand, and product registrations in each one of the Latin America markets, all critical to guarantee a permanent presence and sustainable long-term growth.''
About Healthcare International Partners
HIP was established in 2009 with the initial objective to assist medical device companies desiring to export to the Caribbean. We have evolved to become the leading Value-Enhancement Partner to our clients. We service global manufacturing companies, including leaders in their respective fields from United States, Europe and Japan. Our expertise includes assisting our client-partners with Regulatory Strategy including product registrations and in-country regulatory hosting, and within Strategic Commercialization including business intelligence, portfolio assessment, brand positioning, channel segmentation, and distributor selection & management. For more information about HIP, please visit www.hip-llc.com.
About Xtant Medical
Xtant Medical develops, manufactures and markets regenerative medicine products and medical devices for domestic and international markets. Xtant Medical products serve the specialized needs of orthopedic and neurological surgeons, including orthobiologics for the promotion of bone healing, implants and instrumentation for the treatment of spinal disease, tissue grafts for the treatment of orthopedic disorders, and biologics to promote healing following cranial, and foot and ankle surgeries. With core competencies in both biologic and non-biologic surgical technologies, Xtant Medical can leverage its resources to successfully compete in global neurological and orthopedic surgery markets. For further information, please visit www.xtantmedical.com.
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SOURCE: Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc.