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Bacterin Announces 1000th Lot of OsteoSelect(R) DBM Putty

BELGRADE, Mont., Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BONE), a leader in the development of bone graft material and coatings for medical applications, today announced that it has eclipsed an operational milestone processing over 1000 lots of OsteoSelect DBM Putty.

Every lot of OsteoSelect processed by Bacterin since inception has demonstrated an osteoinductive response (the ability to induce new bone formation) in an animal model. Although there are various methods for testing the bone forming potential of a bone graft substitute, the animal model is the most accurate test and is considered the 'gold standard'. Demineralized bone matrices (DBM) are used during orthopedic surgery for the repair and replacement of bone loss resulting from trauma or related surgical procedures. The demineralized bone matrix market is expected to account for 25% of the total bone replacement market in the US, or $435MM annually, according to BioMedGPS, LLC.

"The succession of proven osteoinductive results for every lot of OsteoSelect processed by Bacterin over the past five years demonstrates the superiority of our patented and patent-pending demineralization technologies," said Gregory Juda, Bacterin's Chief Scientific Officer. "The results speak to the quality and consistency of our operations and our commitment to exceeding the expectations of our customers. We look forward to implementing our demineralization processes in new product development as we continue to expand our product portfolio."

OsteoSelect DBM Putty is processed human bone that has been combined with an absorbable carrier that makes it easier to handle during orthopedic surgical procedures. Bacterin's OsteoSelect DBM Putty received its first 510k clearance in September of 2009.

About Bacterin International Holdings

Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BONE) develops, manufactures and markets biologics products to domestic and international markets. Bacterin's proprietary methods optimize the growth factors in human allografts to promote bone growth, subchondral repair and dermal growth. These products are used in a variety of applications including enhancing fusion in spine surgery, relief of back pain, promotion of bone growth in foot and ankle surgery, promotion of cranial healing following neurosurgery and subchondral repair in knee and other joint surgeries.

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Source:Bacterin International Holdings, Inc.