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Articles Tagged "R&D"

3D Scan of Bones Shows Joint Evolution

by BONEZONE | May 2017

Patient after patient presenting with similar musculoskeletal disorders—shoulder impingement, hip arthritis, knee dislocation—led orthopaedic surgeon Paul Monk, M.D., to ask himself a series of questions: Why are these happening? Are these conditions getting worse? Are our bodies fit for their p... Read more »

Value Analysis Committees, EU’s MDR Highlighted in OMTEC Surgeon Keynote

by BONEZONE | Apr 2017

Increased regulatory scrutiny and payor power continue to affect healthcare globally, leading companies to create cross-department teams and seek collaboration amongst customers within the supply chain in order to remain innovative and competitive.... Read more »

Spinal Fusion Device in Development Eliminates Bone Graft and Pedicle Screws

by Hannah Corcoran | Oct 2016

Researchers at The University of New South Wales developed a fusion device designed to stabilize the spine without bone graft or pedicle screws in single-level posterolateral fusion.... Read more »

When to Contract Your Device Testing

by Chris Mosby | Aug 2016

All medical devices must be tested. However, the varied aspects of device testing can be unfamiliar ground, and standards are often vague guidelines, open to interpretation.... Read more »

New Trauma Technologies Emerge to Treat Infections

by BONEZONE | Jul 2016

Infection control has been on the radar of various orthopaedic device companies, from start-up to top five. In the trauma market, technologies intended to minimize post-surgical infections are emerging as a potential solution to curb rising healthcare costs.... Read more »

Companies Expected to Invest Device Tax Benefit in R&D

by BONEZONE | Mar 2016

Even if it’s small, research and development budgets are expected to get a boost in 2016 and 2017 as companies plan to invest in innovation with the earnings pocketed from the suspension of the medical device tax.... Read more »

Congress Suspends Medical Device Tax

by BONEZONE | Jan 2016

The medical device tax, fought by industry since its inception, was suspended as part of the $1.8 trillion spending and tax bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in the waning days of 2015. The 2.3 percent tax on medical device sales received a suspension for 2016 and 2017.... Read more »

What Does it Take to Innovate?

by Hannah Corcoran | Dec 2015

In a highly regulated, cost conscious industry, a roadmap to innovation is as important as the type of innovation itself. Companies large and small need to do the following to successfully meet market expectations: allocate money, leverage data and consult FDA.... Read more »

The Future of Nanotechnology in Orthopaedics

by Carolyn LaWell | Dec 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

How to Build the R&D and Marketing Relationship for a Successful Product Launch

by Tim Jeavons | Dec 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Harvesting Engineers’ Ideas through Invention Disclosure

by John W. Boger, Esq. | Dec 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Product Development and IP Considerations: A Marriage Made in Heaven?

by John W. Boger, Esq. | Sep 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Surgeon Seeks to Market 3D Printed Implants on Demand

by Hannah Corcoran | Sep 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Three Spine Companies Implement New Manufacturing Strategies

by Carolyn LaWell | Sep 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

New Factors Challenge Traditional Testing Requirements

by Hannah Corcoran | Aug 2015

For orthopaedic device manufacturers, new concerns are cropping up during the device testing process due to regulatory changes and the emergence of new materials and technologies in the industry.... Read more »

AAOS Recap: CAS and Robotic Technology Popular Product Launches

by Carolyn LaWell | Apr 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Amedica’s Clinical Results Show Silicon Nitride Achieves Same Fusion Rate as PEEK

by BONEZONE | Apr 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Hip: New Standards Set to Measure Taper Junction Geometry

by BONEZONE | Feb 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

21 Notable Products from 2014

by BONEZONE | Dec 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Biomaterials Derived from Beer-brewing Waste May Have Use in Bone Regeneration

by BONEZONE | Jul 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

The Starting Line: Turning the Corner with a Device Concept

by John Gagliardi | Jul 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

What to Consider When Converting Parts from Machined to Molded

by BONEZONE | Jul 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Researchers Develop Surface Treatment to Reduce Infection

by BONEZONE | Mar 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

ACL Injuries More Common after Reconstruction

by BONEZONE | Aug 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Manufacturing Implants with Residual Compression

by Doug Hornbach | May 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

The Future of Additive Manufacturing in Orthopaedic Implants

by BONEZONE | Mar 2013

Additive manufacturing is expected to be a $3.5 billion industry by 2017. Orthopaedic device manufacturing has the ability to grow with the application.... Read more »

Rethinking the Role of Clinical Affairs

by Joel Batts | Feb 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Biomedical Structures Announces Facility Expansion, New Vice President of R&D

by BONEZONE | Jan 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Trends in Innovation and R&D Investment - OMTEC 2012 Opening Panel Discussion

by BONEZONE | Jul 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »