Established in 1977, Biomet is a family of companies specialized in the design, manufacture and marketing of products used primarily by musculoskeletal medical specialists. Headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Biomet and its subsidiaries distribute both surgical and non-surgical products to the orthopedic, sports medicine, biologic, craniomaxillofacial and dental markets in more than 70 countries. Without doubt, it is a large company with a wealth of resources - but it prides itself on maintaining "the responsiveness and innovation of a small company."

Biometinterna.jpgThe Biomet Learning Center, now known as the Orthopaedic Skills Academy, was founded in 1999 to offer practicing surgeons state-of-the-art educational programs. The 30,000-square-foot facility, located near Biomet headquarters in Warsaw, houses education stations and labs that supply surgeons with hands-on opportunities in image-guided surgery, surgical simulation, arthroscopy and sports medicine, to name just a few. It's also where visiting surgeons learn to master the latest equipment in Biomet's product portfolio. Lastly, the Academy's auditorium accommodates live video conferences of worldwide surgical procedures.


In September 2008, Biomet unveils a brand new surgeon training wing at the Academy. In celebration of the grand opening, Moleskine was called to create a line of notebooks debossed with the Biomet logo and wrapped in a custom paperband. The notebooks - an ideal note-taking device during lessons - are to be presented as gifts to surgeons participating in the Academy's programs.