Exhibition and Sponsorship
This will be the first joint meeting of the newly named Bone Research
Society (former Bone and Tooth Society) and the British Orthopaedic
Research Society. We are expecting at least 300 delegates
to attend the meeting and they will include endocrinologists, rheumatologists,
orthopaedic surgeons, geriatricians and others interested in all
aspects of bone and its diseases.
Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available. For information
please contact Janet
Information for exhibitors
The Bone Research Society and British Orthopaedic Research Society
gratefully acknowledge the support of the following:
(list as at April 2006):
- Major Sponsors
- Eli Lilly
Merck Sharp and Dohme
The Alliance for Better Bone Health (Procter
& Gamble Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi Aventis)
- Other Supporters
Biomet UK Ltd
Immunodiagnostic Systems (IDS)
Eli Lilly and Company is one of the world's
largest research-based pharmaceutical companies, dedicated
to creating and delivering innovative pharmaceutical healthcare
solutions that enable people to live longer, healthier and
more active lives. Our research and development efforts constantly
strive to address the world’s growing unmet medical
needs in several therapeutic areas.
To assist in the therapeutic management of Osteoporosis,
Lilly has two products, each catering for different patient
For information about either of our osteoporosis products
or services, please come and talk to us at the Lilly stand.
We look forward to meeting you.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD) is the
UK subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. of Whitehouse Station,
New Jersey, USA, a leading research-based pharmaceutical company
that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a wide
range of innovative pharmaceutical products to improve human
Pfizer, with its UK business headquarters in
Surrey and global headquarters in New York, is a research-based
global pharmaceutical company. Pfizer discovers, develops,
manufactures and markets leading prescription medicines for
humans and animals, and many of the world's best-known consumer
treatments. Every month, over two million patients in the
UK are prescribed a Pfizer medicine. It is estimated that
on any given day, 40 million people around the world are treated
with a Pfizer medicine.
Roche is one of the world's
leading research-based healthcare groups. With the aim of
enhancing people's health and quality of life, our core businesses
in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics provide innovative products
and services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of
disease. In the UK, Roche employs around 1,800 people in prescription
and over the counter medicines and diagnostics. Together,
our businesses in the UK strive to make a real difference
to healthcare, the UK's health services and, most importantly,
GSK, one of the world's leading research-based
pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving
the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel
better and live longer.
Servier Laboratories is the UK subsidiary of
The Servier Research Group, the leading independent French
research based pharmaceutical company established in 1954.
The key franchises of the Servier Research Group are:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Central Nervous System
In 2005, Servier Laboratories had an annual UK turnover of
close to £100 million and now ranks within the top 15
largest pharmaceutical companies in the UK.
Servier Laboratories was the fastest growing pharmaceutical
company in the UK in 2005 with a growth rate of 29% against
an industry average of around 6%.
Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc (Shire) is
a global specialty pharmaceutical company with a strategic
focus on meeting the needs of the specialist physician and
currently focuses on developing projects and marketing products
in the areas of central nervous system (CNS), gastrointestinal
(GI), and renal diseases. Shire has operations in the world's
key pharmaceutical markets (US, Canada, UK, France, Italy,
Spain and Germany) as well as a specialist drug delivery unit
in the US.
For further information on Shire, please visit the Company’s
The Alliance for Better Bone Health
The Alliance for Better Bone Health was formed
by Procter & Gamble and Aventis
part of the sanofi-aventis Group, in May
1997 to promote bone health and disease awareness through
numerous activities to support physicians and patients around
Three billion times a day, P&G brands
touch the lives of people around the world. The company has
one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership
brands, including Actonel®, Asacol®, Vicks®, Pepto-bismol®,
Metamucil®, Thermacare®, Crest®, Oral-B®,
Pampers®, Ariel®, Always®, Pantene®, Herbal
Essences®, Mach3®, Fairy®, Ace®, Lenor®,
M. Propre®, Tampax®, Tempo®, Dash®, Pringles®,
Iams®, Eukanuba®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head &
Shoulders®, Wella, Gillette®, and Braun.
The P&G community consists of almost 140,000 employees
working in over 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com
for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G
and its brands. For more information about P&G Pharmaceuticals,
please visit www.pgpharma.com.
Sanofi-aventis is the world’s third-largest
pharmaceutical company, ranking number one in Europe. Backed
by a world-class R&D organization, sanofi-aventis
is developing leading positions in seven major therapeutic
areas: cardiovascular, thrombosis, oncology, metabolic diseases,
central nervous system, internal medicine, and vaccines. At
sanofi-aventis we are committed to researching, developing
and bringing to market new and innovative healthcare products
so we can fulfil our mission… Because health
Immunodiagnostic Systems (IDS) offers a range
of esoteric immunoassay kits for clinical and research use.
The company focuses in Bone & Mineral Metabolism and Growth
Factor research, and engages in collaborative projects with
IDS is a leader in the field of Vitamin D analysis, offering
both manual and automated 25(OH) Vitamin D methods, an award-winning
1,25-Dihydroxy Vitamin D RIA system, and now announces OCTEIA
1,25(OH)2 Vitamin D, an EIA employing the proven
immunocapsule sample preparation.
IDS offers a full range of Bone & Skeletal products, including
BoneTRAP® (Tartrate-Resistant Acid Phosphatase 5b), MouseTRAP™,
RatTRAP™, Bone-Specific Alkaline Phosphatase (Ostase®
BAP), Intact PTH, urinary DPD, RANKL & OPG for both clinical
and research (animal) use.
IDS OsteoSite™ antibodies include multiple forms of
PTHrp, Cathepsin K, Osteoarthritis Matrix Antigen (a Collagen
VI epitope) and a specific Osteoclast Antigen; the GroPep
range has multi-species Growth Factor and GF-Binding Protein
antibodies; and the Eurodiagnostica range has antibodies to
many matrix antigens, neuropeptides and associated reagents.
Dentine discs are available for osteoclast activity studies
in vitro, suitable for use in microtitre wells.
MXD Ltd. are distributors for OsteoGram Osteoporosis
software. A standard 8 by 10 inch hand X-Ray is used. Two
posterior anterior of left hand fingers are acquired at two
differing intensity, using a template with an aluminium wedge
phantom. From this BMD is obtained. Reference is made to a
US data base and T and Z scores are obtained.
MXD Ltd will also show the DicoMeasure orthopaedic measurement
software for pre and post operative analysis and review of
For information about either the Osteoporosis or Orthopaedic
software, please come and talk to us at the MXD stand. We
look forward to meeting you.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Olympus Corporation
of Japan, Olympus KeyMed is an important part of the global
Olympus network, with specific responsibility for the development
and manufacture of medical and industrial equipment for distribution
worldwide. Olympus KeyMed’s medical business is made
up of six distinct divisions, giving a complete focus to all
aspects of the healthcare market. The Imaging Systems division
is responsible for the Olympus range of arthroscopy products,
and the popular TrueView range, including the innovative TrueView
Direct Integrated Camera System, which will be on show at
the Bone Research Society and British Orthopaedic Research
Society First Joint Meeting.
For further information, visit the company’s website
Orthodynamics has expertise as a developer,
manufacturer and supplier of specialist hip and knee implants
for use in orthopaedics. The exciting product portfolio has
an enviable reputation of being able to provide the orthopaedic
surgeon with both off the shelf and custom made hip and knee
implants for specific patients' needs. Established by Dr.
John Bradley in 1986, and now part of the Summit Medical Group
since 2003, the company has grown to command a high level
of clinical respect and regard within the United Kingdom,
and in key overseas markets.
For further information, visit our website, www.orthodynamics.co.uk
Oxford Biosystems is a supplier of in-vitro-diagnostics
and immunochemicals for routine and research. We are specialized
in new innovative immunoassays and other analytical methods
e.g. HPLC, PCR, in different areas of medical laboratory diagnostics,
medical research and industrial laboratories. All our products
are sourced from innovative organizations that have a proven
track record in developing and manufacturing diagnostic kits.
Oxford Biosystems has become a leading resource for clinical
researchers looking for high-performance diagnostic kits in
a number of areas:
Androgen Assessment, Anemia, Angiogenic Factors, Animal Testing,
Anti-Ageing, Preventive Medicine, Autoimmune, Biogenic Amines,
Bone & Mineral Metabolism, Cardiovascular, Renal Function,
Cytokines, Diabetes Related, Eicosanoids, Energy Metabolism,
Body Weight Reduction, Fertility, Reproduction, Gastroenterology,
Nutrition, Growth Markers, Infection, Inflammation, Immunology,
Mineral/Salt, Neural Tissue Damage, Oncology, Oxidative Stress,
Thyroid Function, Research antibodies.
PromoCell provide a complete cell culture system
with a multitude of human cells. In addition to the cells,
each cell culture system contains the special growth medium
optimized by PromoCell and which is ready to use. The media
are either serum-free or contain as little serum as possible.
The solutions necessary for the sub-cultivation of human cells
are also supplied by PromoCell.
You will find Cytokines, ELISA Kits and Antibodies as well
as further interesting products for the cell biology field
(e.g. Reagents and Kits for cell transfection and cell analysis)
in our PromoKine catalogue which will be published soon.
Regenerative Medicine provides a novel forum
to address the important challenges and advances in the exploding
field of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Senior
Editor, Stephen Minger (Kings College London, UK) and a panel
of more than 60 international experts ensure that Regenerative
Medicine delivers high quality, topical reviews, primary research,
editorials and technology evaluations, all subject to rigorous
Stryker Corporation is a leader in the worldwide
orthopaedic market and is one of the world’s largest
medical device companies. Stryker delivers results through
a wide range of capabilities including joint replacements,
trauma, spine and micro implant systems, orthobiologics, powered
surgical instruments, surgical navigation systems, endoscopic
products as well as patient handling and emergency medical
We've invested over 20 years of research in developing orthobiologic
technologies. These regenerative products can help patients
who previously had few, if any, treatment options. This research
also holds the promise of creating other kinds of orthobiologic
regeneration -- with the potential to provide better results
for countless people.
Technoclone Ltd is a specialist in the field
of bone, cartilage and mineral metabolism immunoassays and
is the exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland of both
the Metra® range of Bone Marker assay kits from Quidel
and the Bone and Cartilage assay kits from Nordic Bioscience
The Nordic Bioscience range includes clinical tests for
serum and urine CTX-I (CrossLaps®),N-MID Osteocalcin and
urine CTX-II (CartiLaps®), as well as the preclinical
RatLaps and CrossLaps for Culture CTX-I kits, Rat-MID Osteocalcin
and serum and urine pre-clinical CartiLaps® (CTX-II) kits.
Nordic Bioscience also supply bovine bone slices available
in a range of sizes for different assay plates.
The Metra® range of ELISA assays includes a highly specific
Bone Alkaline Phosphatase (BAP) assay, serum Osteocalcin,
Collagen Type –1 C-Terminal propeptide (CICP), DPD and
Total DPD, PYD, alpha-1 Helical Peptide and YKL-40, as well
as a chromogenic Creatinine assay and other research reagents.
Details of new kits from both Nordic Bioscience and Quidel
will be available at the BRS meeting, including
- Metra® TRAcP 5b ELISA
- Alpha CrossLaps (CTX-I) for bone metastases
- Calcitonin ELISA
- Intact PTH ELISA
- Metra® Osteoprotegerin
Technoclone also markets the IBEX range of Cartilage diagnostics
and an extensive range of autoimmune assays, complement diagnostics
and multiplex cytokine assays.
Zimmer Ltd is the world’s #1 pure play
orthopaedic company, so when it comes to keeping up with what’s
new in orthopaedics a visit to our stand is essential.
Zimmer is leading the way in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS™),
new applications such as Trabecular Metal™ Technology
providing innovative solutions for cementless fixation, and
Durom™ Hip Resurfacing drawing upon the experience of
over 250,000 metal-on-metal (Metasul) implantations.
Our specialist staff will be available throughout the exhibition
and will be delighted to update you on all Zimmer’s
latest products and technologies.