Voice of Industry
Talk of the promise of additive manufacturing and 3D printing often centers on aspects of cost, speed, advanced designs, clinical outcomes. With any technology used in our highly-regulated, patient-facing industry, quality—of the process, of the machine, of the finished product, of the knowledge overseeing the entire process—must be an important part of
Robert S. Bray, Jr., M.D., revisits predictions from his OMTEC 2014 keynote—talking sustainable medicine, orthobiologics, care delivery and what can be gained from a relationship between OEMs and insurers.
In 2015, it was interbody cages, sacroiliac joints, artificial discs and robotics. This year, enabling technologies of all kinds generated the most pre- and post-event buzz. Implants made with 3D printing technologies were highlighted, too, as were companies’ responses to changes in healthcare delivery.