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Articles written by Robert A. Poggie, Ph.D.

Knee Innovation Focused on Materials, Design and Computer-Assisted Improvements

by Robert A. Poggie, Ph.D. | Feb 2019

Innovation in knee replacement devices has been driven by materials, designs and computer-aided and robotic-systems. These three trends will continue to propel future knee advancements. ... Read more »

Synthetic Bioresorbables: Orthopaedics’ Evolution from PLLA to New Formulas

by Robert A. Poggie, Ph.D. | Nov 2018

These polymers have broad orthopaedic application. This article presents a focus on the transition away from Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)-type resorbable polymers to updated and novel resorbable biomaterials that are designed to perform better clinically. ... Read more »

Mid-Journey on the Road to the Forgotten Knee

by Robert A. Poggie, Ph.D. | May 2018

Much was achieved in total knee replacement during the last 45 years in materials, design and computer technology. Robert A. Poggie, Ph.D., President of BioVera, takes a look back at the history and also looks forward to predict advancements. ... Read more »

The Contribution of Biomaterials to the Dawning of the Age of the Forgotten Hip

by Robert A. Poggie, Ph.D. | Feb 2018

Primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) has undergone 25 years of product development, thanks to contributions from a host of materials technologies. We look back at the history and also look forward to predict advancements. ... Read more »

Why a Well-Conceived Test Plan is Crucial to Efficient Product Development

by Robert A. Poggie, Ph.D. | Dec 2017

The elements are derived from the biological, mechanical or clinical performance requirements of the device and regulatory requirements for performance and safety. ... Read more »

Quebec: Orthopaedic Innovation Hub

by Robert A. Poggie, Ph.D. | Oct 2017

The Canadian province of Quebec is home to a robust orthopaedic industry characterized by innovation, research, a history of achievement, manufacturing prowess and investment. ... Read more »