Crocker Ventures buys TMJ Implants

Crocker Ventures has acquired Golden, CO-based TMJ Implants, a manufacturer of implants for the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder.

As part of the acquisition, a new production facility is being constructed in Golden. When the facility is complete, the company will reinitiate production and expects to be able to take orders for delivery in the fourth quarter 2010.

Crocker purchased the company out of bankruptcy, and the acquisition was announced to coincide with the annual meeting and scientific sessions of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

TMJ Implants makes and sells the TMJ Prosthesis System for the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder. The joint is a small hinge that allows the lower jaw to move, and sufficient deterioration or trauma can require joint replacement.

- see the Crocker Ventures release