Astra Tech launches new Atlantis™ interface – for their new OsseoSpeed™ TX Profile implant for sloped ridge situations

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Astra Tech expands their patient-specific abutment solution for North American customers, to now include Atlantis™ Abutments for Astra Tech OsseoSpeed™ TX Profile implants.

This is the latest addition to the rapidly expanding Atlantis patient-specific abutment assortment. The leading CAD/CAM solution for patient-specific, cement-retained implant prosthetics is a natural complement to the anatomically designed implant for sloped ridge situations, launched by Astra Tech earlier this year.

Atlantis Abutments are available for all major implant systems such as Astra Tech, Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Biomet 3i and Zimmer Dental. Additional interfaces for Atlantis Abutments are being developed for launch in 2011.

The complete Atlantis™ compatibility chart is available at www.atlantisabutment.com.

About Atlantis™ Abutments

Atlantis Abutments are designed and fabricated using Atlantis VAD™ (Virtual Abutment Design) software, a patented process that combines state-of-the-art 3D optical scanning, advanced software and manufacturing methods to deliver patient-specific abutments that eliminates the need for hand modification.

Atlantis Abutments help to expand the possibilities for cement-retained implant restorations and are available for all major implant systems and in titanium, gold-shaded titanium and four shades of zirconia.

Atlantis™ and Atlantis VAD™ are trademarks of Astra Tech. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About OsseoSpeed™ TX Profile

The OsseoSpeed™ TX Profile is a uniquely shaped, patented implant, specifically designed for sloped ridge situations that allows clinicians to achieve 360º bone preservation around the implant, regardless of the position in the mouth. As with all Astra Tech implants, OsseoSpeed TX Profile has all the key features of the well-documented Astra Tech BioManagement Complex™.

About Astra Tech

Astra Tech AB, a company in the Astra Zeneca group, is a global leader in dental, surgical and urological products, services and support. An innovation-driven company since the start in 1948, Astra Tech has continually developed market-leading solutions to meet health care needs based on user and medical community input. Ongoing research and development is aimed at finding new ways to support caregivers and improve quality of life for patients worldwide.

Astra Tech headquarters are located in Mölndal, Sweden, with production facilities in Sweden and North America. The company is represented globally by 16 subsidiaries and selected local distribution partners. Astra Tech has 2,200 employees worldwide and the revenue in 2010 was SEK 3.9 billion. The company invests five percent of its revenues annually in research.

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Janie Shen, 800-531-3481
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