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ZimVie Eliminates 5% of Workforce

The Zimmer Biomet dental and spine spinout is trying to improve its chances for future success through restructuring activities.

Amanda Pedersen

May 5, 2023

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Ranked 82 on MD+DI's recently updated list of Top 100 Medical Device Companies, the Zimmer Biomet spinout is trying to improve its chances for future success through restructuring activities.

ZimVie, the dental and spine company that spun out of Zimmer Biomet last year, is cutting its global workforce by 5% (roughly 135 employees), in addition to reductions in discretionary spending. The Westminster, CO-based company said the restructuring actions are expected to generate between $17 million and $20 million in annualized net savings by 2024.

CEO Vafa Jamali said during the company's first-quarter earnings call that the restructuring actions align with the plan laid out at the time of the spin. So, the layoffs weren't entirely unexpected.

Highlights from the quarter

In addition to the restructuring activities, ZimVie highlighted several recent business moves with its earnings report this week:

  • Launched RegenerOss CC allograft particulate and RegenerOss bone graft plug, expanding the bone graft solutions portfolio

  • Opened an expanded education and training institute at the company's flagship dental facility in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

  • Launched RealGuide CAD and full suite software modules enhancing the company's digital dentistry platform

  • Received recognition for Puros cancellous particulate allograft dental bone grafting solution in landmark comparative study in The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants

  • Received the highest quality rating from the orthopaedic data evaluation panel (ODEP) in the United Kingdom for Mobi-C (pictured below)

ZimVie Mobi-C cervical disc prosthetic device

ODEP provides the objective, systematic review and rating of the strength of evidence supporting the performance of medical devices. Its rating is comprised of several components: The numerical portion of the rating indicates the number of years of clinical evidence, with 10 years representing full compliance with the benchmark from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care in the United Kingdom. The “A” designates “strong evidence” based on a generally higher number of patients (giving greater confidence in the results presented), with all patients being subject to follow-up (their outcomes recorded). Finally, the addition of the star denotes a benchmark replacement rate of less than 1 in 20 (5%) at 10 years. There is no higher quality rating than A*, ZimVie noted.

About the Author(s)

Amanda Pedersen

Amanda Pedersen is a veteran journalist and award-winning columnist with a passion for helping medical device professionals connect the dots between the medtech news of the day and the bigger picture. She has been covering the medtech industry since 2006.

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