Corporate partnerships with OREF continue to expand
By Judy Sherr, Vice President, Corporate Relations
It all begins with research®. This simple statement embodies the central premise of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). New technologies, innovative therapies and alternative treatment options are all made possible by research.
OREF’s Corporate Associates understand and appreciate the vital role that OREF plays in funding the most timely and promising musculoskeletal research available — the kind of research that leads to advances in the profession and, ultimately, to improvements in patient care. The OREF Corporate Associates Program enables companies to support quality research while demonstrating their corporate leadership within the orthopaedic community.
The Corporate Associates Program is a significant component of OREF, accounting for more than $10 million in support of OREF, AAOS and specialty society research and educational projects in 2004 and 2005. Of this support, $5.5 million was specifically earmarked for OREF funding. We gratefully acknowledge each of our distinguished corporate partners for demonstrating their commitment to the orthopaedic profession.
OREF values its relationship with industry and continues to partner with companies to fund initiatives that result in improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and disorders. OREF’s 2005 Corporate Associates include:
Platinum Level ($200,000 & above)
• Biomet / EBI / Arthrotek
• DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson Company
and DePuy Spine
• Medtronic Sofamor Danek
• Smith + Nephew, Inc.
• Synthes and Synthes Spine
Gold Level ($100,000 to $199,999)
• Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
Bronze Level ($10,000 to $49,999)
• Champion Exposition Services
• Genzyme Biosurgery
• Globus Medical
• Merck & Co.
• Ortho Biotech
• Symmetry Medical
• Wright Medical
Copper Level ($1,000 to $9,999)
• Aptic Superbones
• Arimed Orthopaedics
• BioMimetic Therapeutics
• Blackstone Medical
• Doncasters Medical Technologies
• Encore Medical
• ESKA America
• Knowledge Enterprises
• Maine Orthopedic Review Course
• Orthopedic Imaging Partners
• Orthopedic Network News
• Pacific Research Labs / Sawbones
• PAK Manufacturing
• Paragon Medical
• Scheck & Siress
• Zimmer Thomson Associates