Our History

Our History

Innovative Design ⇔ Product Excellence

OMNI is a medical device company dedicated to enabling surgeons to achieve their practice and patient care goals. OMNI is committed to helping patients experience a more active, pain-free life. This can be obtained through an excellence in orthopaedic product design, technology, manufacturing, and navigated robotics.

The journey began when George Cipolletti, David LaSalle and Edward Cheal , PhD, formed Apex Surgical, LLC in 1999. They began working with a team of experienced orthopaedic surgeons to build a forward-thinking company devoted to innovation in design and excellence in product manufacturing. They had a clear purpose; to create the best implants available for surgeons, designed by surgeons.They began with a unique modular hip concept designed to provide surgeons with options to reconstruct normal hip anatomy. In 2004 Apex Surgical was purchased by OMNIlife science, inc. with the focus of expanding the hip product line and developing a new state-of-the-art knee implant system. 

Today, our objectives include expanding innovation in hip and knee product offerings as well as introducing new technologies that will complement our current product portfolio.

Company Milestones

  • 1999     Apex Surgical, LLC founded.
  • 2004     Apex Surgical is acquired by OMNIlife science, Inc. 
  • 2008    Orthopaedic Synergy, Inc. "OSI", is formed as a holding company for orthopaedic device and systems businesses.
  • 2008    OSI purchases OMNIlife science and Enztec, Ltd., a New Zealand company that designs and produces functional and innovative instrument systems used by surgeons for precise implantation of orthopaedic devices.
  • 2010    OSI acquired Praxim™, S.A. (based in France) which develops advanced automated systems, software and instruments that facilitate less-invasive, more reliable and cost effective surgical procedures for both patients and surgeons.
  • 2014   OMNIlife science rebrands to OMNI: Engineering Orthopaedic Innovation – reflecting the company’s solid grounding in superb engineering, forward-thinking culture and its diversified array of products and services.
  • 2015    OMNI tagline is updated to "Precision in Mobility" - reflecting the company's mission to transform joint replacement with the precision of robotic-assisted instrumentation and procedures. 


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The History of OMNI
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The founders of OMNI have long been committed to the goal of helping patients experience a more active and pain-free life through excellence in orthopaedic product design, technology, manufacturing and now--navigation robotics.