About the Advisory Board
“Voice of Customer” has been the driving force behind ORTHOWORLD’s offerings since its founding in 1992. In fact, BONEZONE, and later OMTEC, were each created in direct response to the manufacturing challenges faced by orthopaedic device company professionals. In that spirit, the Industry Advisory Board was created in 2005 to formalize the channel through which the issues of the day could be communicated and prioritized for action.
More than a decade since the board’s inception, orthopaedic device commercialization is no longer a topic for a select audience of engineers and buyers. It is, perhaps, the most pressing issue facing the industry, second only to patient outcomes. Clinical data, regulatory mandates, inventory management, reimbursement, price pressures; these topics are but a few strands of the complex “commercialization” web of the 21st century. The Advisory Board Members lend weight and perspective to these important subjects by giving accounts of their first-hand experiences – what’s working and what isn’t, and by identifying the knowledge gaps and sources of untapped opportunity. Amidst seemingly competing priorities, the Advisory Board keeps education, articles and networking relevant and purposeful.
MISSION: To educate, connect and empower the people who build orthopaedic products.
OMTEC/BONEZONE Advisory Board Members
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, Inc.