Bioventus Announces First Commercial Shipment of the Bioness® Integrated Therapy System (BITS) Balance SystemFourteen Facilities Across the US Receive Multidisciplinary Therapy Solution

VALENCIA, Calif., April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bioventus Inc. (Nasdaq: BVS) (“Bioventus” or the “Company”), a global leader in innovations for active healing, announced the first commercial shipments of the Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) for Balance. BITS® Balance accelerates the value of the BITS platform by adding over 40 new programs and assessments, leveraging proprietary motion sensing technology on any easy to use, adjustable balance platform. From independent physical therapy practices, to regional medical centers, and national providers, the technology will aid clinicians in challenging, assessing, and tracking patients’ balance, stability, and strength, ultimately maximizing therapy outcomes.

“This improvement to BITS Balance will further aid patients in their rehabilitation journey, and make it easier for therapists to provide exceptional care,” said John Nosenzo, Chief Commercial Officer, Bioventus. “Our dedicated clinical partners all have the same goal in mind, to improve patient outcomes.”

New research continues to amplify the increased need for rehabilitation, bringing it to the forefront of patient care. According to a recent study published in American Physical Therapy Association, one in three people worldwide had a condition that rehabilitation could have helped, from both a cognitive and physical level.1 It is important to note that with each patient and case, the situation is unique and the needs are particular. BITS Balance was designed to create personalized training sessions for every level of mobility, and reduce the time needed to administer tests and analyze results, saving valuable time, while providing critical insight on patient outcomes and progression.

About Bioventus
Bioventus delivers clinically proven, cost-effective products that help people heal quickly and safely. Its mission is to make a difference by helping patients resume and enjoy active lives. The Innovations for Active Healing from Bioventus include offerings for osteoarthritis, surgical and non-surgical bone healing. With the recent acquisition of Bioness, Inc., Bioventus expanded product offerings now include products for acute and chronic pain, central nervous system disorders including stroke and orthopedic injuries. Built on a commitment to high quality standards, evidence-based medicine and strong ethical behavior, Bioventus is a trusted partner for physicians worldwide. For more information, visit www.bioventus.com, www.bioness.com and follow the Company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Bioventus and the Bioventus logo are registered trademarks of Bioventus LLC. BITS®, Bioness®, are trademarks of Bioness Inc.

Individual results may vary. Patients are advised to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine if this product is right for them. Important Safety Information and Risks: For Indications for Use, Warnings, Precautions, and other safety information please refer to www.bionesstherapy.com/safety. Also available in the BITS Clinician's Guide online HERE.

  1. Cieza A, Causey K, Kamenov K, et al. Global estimates of the need for rehabilitation based on the Global Burden of Disease study 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet. 2030; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32340-0

Forward-Looking Statements
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Media Contact:
Thomas Hill
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thomas.hill@bioventusglobal.com

Investor Inquiries:
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investor.relations@bioventus.com


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