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Articles Tagged "orthopaedic industry"

Orthopaedic Product Development: Forecasting Changes to Come

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

Considering surgical techniques, regulations and technologies together as a whole, expect to see significant changes in orthopaedics over the next decade. Here we present seven shifts that OEMs should consider when choosing new product development initiatives.... Read more »

Synthetic Bioresorbables: Orthopaedics’ Evolution from PLLA to New Formulas

by BONEZONE | 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 »

NASS Conversations Reaffirm Focus on Additive, Computer-Assisted Surgery, Materials

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

The spine industry is fixated on two concepts: procedure enhancement via surgical assistance technologies and device design via coatings, materials and manufacturing.... Read more »

11 Arthroscopy/Soft Tissue Repair Companies Worth Watching

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

We looked at funding, patent and trial/study announcements from January 2017 to June 2018 to see whose initiatives are making waves; many of these companies offer technologies that could make them acquisition or collaboration targets for large OEMs.... Read more »

Large Spine Players Focus Acquisitions on Robotics, Navigation, Additive

by BONEZONE | Sep 2018

Medtronic, DePuy Synthes, Stryker and Globus Medical—four of the five largest spine companies ranked by revenue—announced acquisitions in the last month. We recap the additions to their product portfolios.... Read more »

12 Growing Orthopaedic Companies Expand Their Patent Portfolios

by BONEZONE | Jul 2018

A review of patent activity in 1H18 shows technological innovations from companies like Episurf, iOrthopedics, Orthocell and Spineology across arthroscopy/soft tissue repair, joint reconstruction, orthobiologics, spine and trauma.... Read more »

Hospital, Surgeons Provide Insight Into Purchasing Priorities

by BONEZONE | Jun 2018

The OMTEC® 2018 opening Keynote Panel offered perspective on hospital actions and priorities while addressing critical industry topics including pressure from public and private payors, bundled payments, value analysis committees and outpatient surgeries. ... Read more »

Generic Device OEM Defines Value in Orthopaedic Care

by BONEZONE | Jun 2018

We are witnessing the transformation of healthcare - the push to capture cost and outcomes data to support moving from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance medicine. ... Read more »

Robotics in Orthopaedic Surgery: Answers to Three Questions

by BONEZONE | May 2018

We examine the players and products, address data and adoption, and look at who is driving the push toward the technology.... Read more »

Increase Your Knowledge With Advice on Technology, Cost Pressures, Patient Outcomes

by BONEZONE | May 2018

We asked you to share one piece of advice for 2018 and beyond—we highlight several of your responses and offer some guidance of our own.... Read more »

Orthopaedic Industry Reaches $49.3 Billion, Grows 3.7%

by BONEZONE | May 2018

Of note is the growth of the 20 largest orthopaedic device companies, which combined comprise 76% of the market.... Read more »

Precision Medical Technologies Opens New Facility

by BONEZONE | Apr 2018

The contract manufacturer's second location will produce surgical instruments.... Read more »

MedTech Momentum Launches Video Production Studio

by BONEZONE | Dec 2017

The venture covers a wide range of video formats for medical companies to choose from.... Read more »

Orthoconnections Links Distributors with Manufacturers

by BONEZONE | Dec 2017

  The company’s new website allows members of the orthopaedic industry to advertise business requirements, find new leads and contacts and grow sales channels.... Read more »

Precision Medical Technologies to Expand Indiana Operations

by BONEZONE | Nov 2017

The company is investing nearly $5 million in a new facility that will create up to 60 jobs by 2022.... Read more »

Orthopaedic Industry Revenue Reaches $48.1 Billion

by BONEZONE | May 2017

Orthopaedic industry revenue reached $48.1 billion worldwide in 2016 and grew at 3.2%, ~$1.5 billion over 2015, according to our estimates published in the ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY ANNUAL REPORT®. ... Read more »

Additive Manufacturing: A Snapshot of Recent Actions

by BONEZONE | Oct 2016

The unknowns of additive manufacturing have held up some companies from fully committing to its adoption. But, this hasn’t stopped them from progressing and making significant investments. Here's some action from the last few months.... Read more »

Positioned for Growth: Exactech, Others Move Surgical Assistance Forward

by BONEZONE | Oct 2016

First total shoulder procedures and the first U.S. knee revision procedure have now been performed using ExactechGPS, a Guided Personalized Surgery system combining pre-op planning with intra-op real-time computer assistance.... Read more »

Stryker to Acquire Instratek

by BONEZONE | Sep 2016

Instratek markets staple and hammertoe implants and instrumentation for foot, ankle and upper extremity procedures. The transaction is expected to close in 4Q16.... Read more »

NASS Preview: Growing Spine - International Markets, MIS and Product Portfolios

by BONEZONE | Sep 2016

In speaking with Eric Muehlbauer, Executive Director and CEO of NASS about the Society's priorities, as well as where the greatest opportunities lie for surgeons and device companies, three topics arose.... Read more »

Focus: The Need for Innovation in Orthopaedics is Real

by Hannah Corcoran | Sep 2016

Challenges in orthopaedics have created new opportunities to innovate. Here, we look at two: delivery of care and manufacturing techniques.... Read more »

Trade Secrets Go Federal

by BONEZONE | Jun 2016

Passage of the "Defend Trade Secrets Act" (DTSA) federalized the trade secret law. One of the key aspects of DTSA is that companies will now be allowed to file civil lawsuits in Federal court if their trade secrets have been stolen, possibly creating a new level of consistency in how trade secret la... Read more »

IK Investment Partners to Acquire Majority Stake in Marle

by BONEZONE | May 2016

IK Investment Partners, a European private equity firm, announced that IK VII Fund has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Marle International, an independent implant contract manufacturing company in Europe, from The Carlyle Group. Carlyle’s Europe Technology fund, majority share... Read more »

AAOS 2016 Recap: Product Launches and Clearances

by Hannah Corcoran | Mar 2016

Industry trends such as bundled payments, additive manufacturing and robotics were hot topics at this year’s AAOS Annual Meeting.... 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 »

Zoning In with Orthopaedic Surgeon Entrepreneurs

by BONEZONE | 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 »

Executives Warn of Paradigm Shift in R&D Spend

by Carolyn LaWell | Aug 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 »

CMS Targets Hip and Knee Reimbursement

by BONEZONE | Aug 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 »

Smith & Nephew’s Syncera Focuses on Organization of OR Instruments

by BONEZONE | Aug 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 »

Zoning In with Doug Kohrs

by BONEZONE | Jul 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 »

Globus Medical Completes Acquisition of Supplier Branch Medical

by Carolyn LaWell | Jun 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 »

OEM Executives Offer Perspective on Robotics, Orthobiologics and Hospital Changes

by Carolyn LaWell | Jun 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 »

Zoning In With Richard Randall

by BONEZONE | May 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 »

What Would You Tell a Young Engineer?

by Randy W. Rapin | 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 »

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 »

OMTEC 2015 Preview: Meet 25 Longtime Exhibitors

by BONEZONE | Apr 2015

Of 2015 OMTEC exhibitors, nearly 20 percent have presented their solutions at the conference since its early days. Discover who these companies are and what they bring to OMTEC year after year.... Read more »

OMTEC 2015 Preview: Meet First-time Exhibitors

by BONEZONE | Mar 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 »

Standard, Sterile and Small: Packaging Trends Focus on Savings and Speed to Market

by Carolyn LaWell | Mar 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 »

Zoning In with Rod Mayer

by BONEZONE | Mar 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 »

Materials a Major Driver in Implant Innovation

by Carolyn LaWell | 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 »

Actions Underway in a Push to Repeal the Medical Device Tax

by BONEZONE | Jan 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 »

Surgeons and CEOs to Deliver Industry Forecasts at ORTHOWORLD Symposium

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 »

The Seven Phases of M&A

by Don Urbanowicz | Oct 2014

Given healthy balance sheets and cheap debt, large and mid-sized buyers are well positioned to pursue acquisition opportunities in 2018 and beyond. CEOs seeking to buy or sell should consider these best practices and expert tips.... Read more »

Experts Offer Strategies for Clinical Trial Execution and Outsourcing

by Hannah Corcoran | Sep 2014

Experts share their insights on best practices and strategies for conducting clinical trials inside and outside of the U.S., as well as ways to manage outsourcing of the process to a partner.... Read more »

Analyzing the Commercial Viability of Additive Manufacturing

by Carolyn LaWell | Sep 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 »

Zoning In with Trent Northcutt

by BONEZONE | Aug 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 »

Greater Memphis Medical Device Council Forms to Support Industry Health

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 »

Survey Finds Half of Surgeons Worldwide Unwilling to Use Generics

by BONEZONE | Jun 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 »

Consolidation Continues as Zimmer Intends to Acquire Biomet

by BONEZONE | May 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 »

Medical Education: A Look at the Future from a Device Perspective

by Stefan Pickartz | Apr 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 »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie Vetalice | 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 »

Lessons in M&A

by BONEZONE | Dec 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 »

Japan: Entering an Established Market

by BONEZONE | Dec 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 »

Looking Ahead to 2014

by BONEZONE | Dec 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 »

How to Build a Better Supplier Scorecard

by Robert Packard | Nov 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 »

How to Find Savings in the Excise Tax Era

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 »

Zoning In with Tom Till

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 »

Energize Your Team to Increase Productivity and Competitive Advantage

by Susan Germaine | Aug 2013

If you want a team that will outperform and overcome obstacles, develop these characteristics of an anabolic leader.... Read more »

Spotlight on Europe

by BONEZONE | 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 »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie Vetalice | 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 »

BONEZONE Authors Present Solutions at OMTEC 2013

by BONEZONE | Apr 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 »

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 »

Suppliers and Service Providers Offer Innovative Solutions

by BONEZONE | Nov 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 »

Supply Chain Development in Orthopaedics

by BONEZONE | Oct 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 »

The IPXI® - An Alternative to the License Agreement? Maybe!

by John W. Boger | Oct 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 »

Medical Device Excise Tax: Achieving Compliance with Confidence

by David Emmons | Oct 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 »

Spotlight on Titanium: An Interview with C. Jeffrey Wise

by BONEZONE | Oct 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 »

BioMedGPS Launches EU Bone Replacement Market Module for SmartTRAK Business Intelligence Hub

by BONEZONE | Oct 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 »

The State of American Medicine - Orthopaedics and the Vampire Economy

by BONEZONE | Aug 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 »

Big Government's Argument for Government-run Medicine - Orthopaedics and the Vampire Economy

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 »

An Environment of Oppresive Taxation and Overregulation - Orthopaedics and the Vampire Economy

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 »

What are the Symptoms of America's Disease of Decline? - Orthopaedics and the Vampire Economy

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 »

What are the Economic Signs of America's Disease of Decline? - Orthopaedics and the Vampire Economy

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 »

What is the Diagnosis? How do we Survive? - Orthopaedics and the Vampire Economy

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 »

What is the Outcome? - Orthopaedics and the Vampire Economy

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 »

Conclusions: The Tipping Point - Orthopaedics and the Vampire Economy

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 »

Supply Chain Development in Orthopaedics - 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 »

FDA - The Fly in the Ointment - 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 »

The Orthopaedic Industry in Five Years - 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 »