Stanmore Implants Worldwide Ltd is a rapidly-growing orthopaedic company, focused on saving and restoring the function of limbs and joints. The company is a world-leader in limb salvage (complex reconstructions of long bone and joints lost to conditions such as bone tumour), patient-specific implants, and complex joint replacements based on more than 50 years experience, providing specialist implants to surgeons and patients since 1949. Stanmore Implants designs, manufactures and markets to more than 20 countries and is developing a technological breakthrough, called ITAP, which could revolutionise the way artificial limbs are attached to the body. The company is located at the world-renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore and collaborates closely with the University College London Centre for Biomedical Engineering. In 2008 Stanmore Implants Worldwide was acquired by a syndicate led by MDY Healthcare and Abingworth Management.