In the business of preserving smiles, this Harrogate company has developed a dental implant system that uses fewer than 100 components, compared with the 1,000 used by rivals. The system is now sold to thousands of clinics and hospitals across Europe and Australasia. Clinical academic Neil Meredith and technical expert Fredrik Engman set up Neoss eight years ago and still run the company, achieving sales growth of 99% a year from £987,000 in 2004 to £7.8m in 2007. Backed byMMCVentures, Delta Partners and Medtronic, the firm has received more than £15m in investment since it was launched in 2000.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank20
CompanyNeoss
ActivityDental implants developer
LocationHarrogate
Average 3 year sales growth99.16%
Latest sales £000s*7,797
Staff90
Founded2000
Websitewww.neoss.com

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