Avanos Medical To Acquire OrthogenRx for $160 Million

Avanos Medical, Inc. (NYSE: AVNS) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OrthogenRx, Inc., an emerging leader in viscosupplementation therapies for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain, for a total consideration of $160 million.

The purchase price consists of $130 million in cash at closing plus an additional $30 million in contingent cash consideration, payable upon the achievement of growth milestones related to the company’s commercial hyaluronic acid (HA) therapy products, GenVisc 850 and TriVisc.

The treatment of OA knee pain with HA therapy represents a commercial opportunity of $1 billion in the U.S. The addition of GenVisc 850 and TriVisc – both approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and indicated for the treatment of OA knee pain in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative, non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics – will complement Avanos’ pain portfolio of COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency treatment for knee OA.

HA injections are a nonsurgical option that clinicians use to treat millions of patients impacted by pain and sustained discomfort due to knee OA. These injections can play a key role in the continuum of care for patients, often providing interim pain relief before transitioning to the next level of treatment options, including COOLIEF*.

“The acquisition of OrthogenRx enhances our chronic pain portfolio by providing continuum of care treatment options for patients living with knee OA,” said Avanos Chief Executive Officer Joe Woody. “This business is a clear strategic fit for Avanos, and one that will further strengthen our relationships with healthcare providers as we seek to become their preferred partner in treating musculoskeletal pain.”

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