Decision to list medical devices supplied by Medartis New Zealand Ltd and Pioneer Medical Limited

Hospital devices

Decision

We are pleased to announce the approval of non-exclusive listing agreements with Medartis New Zealand and Pioneer Medical Limited for the supply of orthopaedic implants and associated products to DHBs.

What we’re doing

We are pleased to announce the approval of non-exclusive listing agreements with Medartis New Zealand (“Medartis”) and Pioneer Medical Limited (“Pioneer”) for the supply of orthopaedic implants and associated products (“Orthopaedic Products”) to DHBs.

In summary, this will result in the following ranges being listed in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 July 2019:

  • Medartis’ range of trauma and distal joint implants
  • Pioneer’s range of spine, hip and knee implants

DHBs will be able to continue to purchase other suppliers’ brands of Orthopaedic Products as the agreements are not for sole supply.

Any changes to the original proposal?

This decision was subject to a consultation letter dated 7 May 2019.

No changes have been made to the Medartis agreement.

The Pioneer agreement has been amended to include an additional pricing option and this will be notified to appropriate DHB procurement personnel.

Who we think will be most interested

  • Suppliers and Wholesalers
  • DHB Staff:
    • Orthopaedic surgeons
    • Perioperative personnel
    • Sterile services personnel
    • Procurement and supply chain personnel

Detail about this decision

In April 2016 PHARMAC issued a request for proposals (“RFP”) for orthopaedic implants and associated products. The RFP requested proposals for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

After evaluating Medartis’ and Pioneer’s proposals and consulting on the provisional agreements reached with them, PHARMAC has decided to list Medartis’ and Pioneer’s ranges of Orthopaedic Products in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 July 2019.

The following product ranges and brands are included in the agreements:

Supplier

Product ranges

Brands

Medartis

Trauma and distal joint implants

  • Aptus

Pioneer

Hip Implants

Knee implants

Spinal implants

  • Amistem
  • Amistem P
  • BAB
  • BAGUERA ranges
  • DBM Crush-Mix
  • GMK SPHERE
  • Human Allograft
  • Human Cancellous Chips
  • JULIET ranges
  • M.U.S.T.
  • MecataLIF ALIF
  • Medacta
  • mediExpand ranges
  • Mpact
  • Quadra ranges
  • ROMEO ranges
  • SCARLET AC-T
  • TEKTONA
  • TRYPTIK ranges

Our response to what you told us

We appreciate the time people took to respond to this consultation.

All consultation responses received by 28 May 2019 were considered in their entirety in making the decision to approve each agreement.

A summary of the only theme raised in feedback and our response to the feedback received is set out below:

Theme Comment
Medartis and Pioneer  
No technical or resource impacts anticipated Noted

If you have any questions about this decision, you can email us at enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz; or call our toll free number (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) on 0800 66 00 50.