Sponsors

Sponsors

We are very grateful for the support of a number of industry leading companies who have sponsored the Annual Wessex Gauvain Society Meeting 2022. Please click on each logo to launch their respective websites (listed alphabetically).

3M
3M, with the acquisition of KCI, focuses on providing better care through patient-centred science. Helping transform patient outcomes by stewarding skin, reducing the risk of preventable complications, and restoring lives. From wound and skincare to solutions for BSI and SSI risk reduction, our team is ready to partner with you to strive toward a world with zero complications.

Arthrex
Welcome to Arthrex, a global medical device company and leader in new product development and medical education in orthopaedics. With a corporate mission of Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™, Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and develops more than 1,000 innovative products and procedures each year. Arthrex continues to experience unprecedented growth and demand for our products throughout the world; however, we remain a privately held company with a family business culture committed to delivering uncompromising quality to the health care professionals who use our products, and ultimately, the millions of patients whose lives we impact.

Biocomposites
Biocomposites is an international medical device company that engineers, manufactures and markets world leading products for use in infection management in bone and soft tissue. Based in Keele, UK, it has global operations across Europe, USA, Canada, China and India. Biocomposites is a world leader in the development of innovative calcium compounds for surgical use. Its products target a broad spectrum of infection risks across a variety of specialities, including musculoskeletal infection, orthopaedics, trauma, spine, foot and ankle and podiatry. Biocomposites products are now used in over 100,000 procedures per annum and sold in more than 40 countries around the world.

Bioventus
Bioventus is a global leader of innovations for active healing. Through a combination of internal product development, product/business acquisition, and distribution agreements, we will bring to market products which address a growing need for clinically effective, cost efficient, minimally invasive medical treatments, that engage and enhance the body’s natural healing processes.

DePuy Synthes
At DePuy Synthes, our mission is to keep people moving through innovations in orthopaedic care technology, support and education for providers, and a dedication to improving diversity, inclusivity, and equality through all healthcare verticals.

Joint Operations
Founded in January 2015, Joint Operations provides a bridge between suppliers of innovative healthcare technologies and clinical teams working within joint & nerve preservation in the UK & Ireland. As techniques evolve in the fast-moving area of Orthopaedics known as Joint Preservation, we provide clinicians with the latest options, product advice and procedural knowledge to help patients with damaged cartilage or early arthritis avoid joint replacement. In 2020 we partnered with BREG, world leaders in cryotherapy and orthopaedic bracing. This unites our surgical and non-operative portfolio, reinforcing our focus on Joint Preservation for the patient.

Medtronic
Engineering the extraordinary
Ground-breaking healthcare technology solutions for the most complex and challenging conditions. Inspiring hope and new possibility in people all over the world.

Mercian
Mercian has been established for over 50 years as an independent Company and built a reputation for innovative and specialized High Quality Spinal Instrumentation.
Active in Hospitals throughout the UK we have a comprehensive range of Spinal Instrumentation for applications in the areas of Lumbar, Cervical & Anterior Spinal Surgery.
We are delighted to be invited to support the Wessex Gauvain Society Annual Scientific Meeting where we will be showing our specialist range of Spinal Retractor Systems for posterior & Lumbar Spinal Surgery including the popular McCulloch Lumbar Micro Discectomy Retractor and Black Belt Retractor for Anterior Cervical surgery.
Our Titanium coated Kerrison Laminectomy Punches will also be available on our stand with sizes 1mm through to 6mm size.
Mercian Instruments are used in Spinal Surgery throughout the UK providing the highest quality Instrumentation available to the Consultant.

Neoligaments
Neoligaments is a division of Xiros. We design, develop, manufacture and market innovative solutions for soft tissue repair for the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine markets around the world. Our portfolio includes a range of different sized Poly-Tapes and Infinity-Lock Tapes, as well as several speciality devices which have been optimised to repair specific injuries. Our devices are used by surgeons worldwide and are indicated for tissue approximation, including use in reconstructing damaged or torn ligaments and tendons in the knee, shoulder and ankle joints. Over 150,000 patients’ injuries have been successfully repaired with our products, thus restoring their quality of life. We supply a range of specialist products including the JewelACL for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and the Infinity-Lock Button System for stabilisation of ACJ separations. Our FlexPasser Tendon Retrieval Kit is used for atraumatic retrieval of severed flexor tendons with minimal incisions. 

OpenMedical
Open Medical is a team of clinically-led digital health pioneers behind the market leading cloud-based platform Pathpoint. Our mission is to empower healthcare providers worldwide to deliver the best data-driven care by optimising clinical workflows, coordinating distributed teams and enabling seamless collaboration safely and securely.

Osteotec
Established in 1993, Osteotec is a specialised supplier of extremity orthopaedic products offering clinicians complete and comprehensive solutions.
Supplying into the NHS and private healthcare sectors for the past 29 years, our extensive experienced team collaborated with more than 500 different hospitals throughout the UK and Ireland last year.

In conjunction with the NHS, private healthcare sectors and research institutes, we have developed innovative implants and instruments into commercially available products. These are available in the UK and also through a network of distributors in other EU markets, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
Our mission is to provide industry-leading services to healthcare professionals that improve patient outcomes through our comprehensive product portfolio and partnerships with leading global manufacturers.

Smith & Nephew
Smith+Nephew is a global medical technology company. We design and manufacture technology that takes the limits off living. We support healthcare professionals to return their patients to health and mobility, helping them to perform at their fullest potential.
From our first employee and founder, T.J. Smith, to our team today, it’s our people who make Smith+Nephew a unique place. Yes, we love to innovate and develop exciting technologies, and we offer competitive salaries and progressive benefits. But it’s our culture – of Care, Collaboration and Courage – that really sets us apart.
Through a spirit of ownership and can-do attitude, we work together to win.
We’re a company of people who care about each other, about our customers and their patients, and about our communities. Together, we fulfill our shared purpose of Life Unlimited.

Stryker
When Dr Homer Stryker, an orthopaedic surgeon from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA found that certain medical products were not meeting his patients’ needs, he invented new ones. As interest in these products grew, Dr Stryker started a company in 1941 to produce them.
Today, we are one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Our growth is based on a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes, which we achieve through the dedication of our more than 43,000 employees globally.
We are well-positioned to continue serving the worldwide medical community for generations to come. We think Dr Stryker would be pleased.

Summit Medical
Global leaders in the design, manufacture and distribution of orthopaedic cementation products.
Founded in 1984, Summit Medical Group is a leader in the provision of high quality medical products, trusted by clinicians, physicians, hospitals ad patients.
Proud to manufacture in the UK, with a commitment to innovation, service and quality. Summit Medical utilises highly skilled and advanced manufacturing techniques that meet the changing demands in global healthcare. 

Synergy Ortho
SynergyOrtho are a specialist orthopaedic sales agency, committed to delivering market leading solutions to our customers. Our mantra is to provide an unrivalled Orthopaedic service, that brings patients, surgeons, and technology together to maximise outcomes for our surgeons and their patients.

Thuasne
Founded in 1847 and still owned by the same family, today, Thuasne designs, develops and manufactures cleverly engineered, quality products that, as part of a prescribed treatment regime, enable patients to reach maximum potential in their return to health and activities of daily living. Providing products and services covering orthotics, lymphology and breast care, to both the NHS and private market, Thuasne manufactures mainly in France and USA, whilst our specialist carbon fibre/ Kevlar AFOs and KAFOs are designed and built in the UK. Employing over 2000 people, in 85 countries, we generate over €215million. Let us help you.

ZimVie
ZimVie is a global life sciences leader in the dental and spine markets that develops, manufactures, and delivers a comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions designed to treat a wide range of spine pathologies and support dental tooth replacement and restoration procedures.