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.
  • 2000   First implant performed (MODHip) 
  • 2004   Apex Surgical is acquired by OMNIlife science, Inc. 
  • 2006   APEX Knee System™ launched
  • 2008   Highly cross-linked articular (APEX-LNK) material developed and patented
  • 2010   Acquisition or Praxim™, S.A. (based in France), developers of navigated, robotic-assisted TKA platform: first generation OMNIBotics®
  • 2011   First OMNIBotics robotic-assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty performed in the U.S.
  • 2012   FDA clearance of APEX Revision Knee System
  • 2014   OMNI recieved exclusive agreement for distribution of Global's Paragon Hip System
  • 2018   OMNI introduces OMNIBotics BalanceBot to enhance knee surgery outcomes.


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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.