7 May 2019

Smith & Nephew and recently acquired Osiris Therapeutics present new evidence at SAWC Spring and WHS Conference 2019

Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces new evidence to be presented by the Advanced Wound Management franchise and the recently acquired Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) and Wound Healing Society Spring (WHS) Conference to be held on May 7-11, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. is focused on developing and marketing regenerative medicine products for wound care, orthopaedics, and sports medicine, and the scientific content will complement that which will be presented at the conference by Smith & Nephew.

According to Alla Danilkovitch, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at Osiris, “the clinical studies highlight the benefits of Osiris' placenta-based products, Grafix®, GrafixPL®, and Stravix®, for use in covering a variety of wound types.” The scientific studies describe the structure and properties of placental tissues preserved using Osiris’ Prestige LyotechnologySM, which retain all components of the native tissue including living cells but can be conveniently stored at ambient temperature. In addition, several symposia and live presentations will be available to attendees during the conference.

“With our combined portfolios, we will be presenting some truly exciting new evidence,” said Mike Zagger, SVP Advanced Wound Management US at Smith & Nephew. “In addition to the new evidence from Osiris, we are focusing on new developments in negative pressure wound therapy and biofilm management. We look forward to fruitful conversations with attending clinicians about how we can help reduce the human and economic consequences of wounds.”

Smith & Nephew will be exhibiting at booth 516 and Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. at booth 525. For a full overview of new evidence, please see here www.smith-nephew.com/sawc2019osiris



Dave Snyder
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Smith & Nephew

About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has more than 16,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2018 were $4.9 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN).

For more information about Smith & Nephew, please visit our website www.smith-nephew.com, follow @SmithNephewplc on Twitter or visit SmithNephewplc on Facebook.com.

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About Osiris Therapeutics

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., based in Columbia, Maryland, researches, develops, manufactures, and commercializes regenerative medicine products intended to improve the health and lives of patients and lower overall healthcare costs. It has achieved commercial success with products in orthopaedics, sports medicine, and wound care, including the Grafix® product line, Stravix®, BIO4®, and Cartiform®.  It continues to advance its research and development by focusing on innovation in regenerative medicine, including the development of bioengineered stem cell and tissue‑based products. More information can be found on the Company’s website, www.Osiris.com. (OSIR-G)

Osiris®, Grafix®, GrafixPL®, GrafixPL PRIME®, Stravix®, Cartiform®, and Prestige LyotechnologySM are the trademarks of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.

BIO4® is a trademark of Howmedica Osteonics Corp., a subsidiary of Stryker Corporation.

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