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

The State and Future of the Orthopaedic Industry:
A High Altitude View
(Part 3 of 6) 

Trends in Innovation and R&D Investment

"What are the trends in R&D investment with orthopaedic companies?"

"Are today's hip and knee replacements good enough?"



In response to unresolved challenges facing the orthopaedic industry (e.g. global economic turmoil, slowing markets, inflation, market consolidation, etc.), the 2012 OMTEC Opening Panel Discussion sought to extract actionable advice and insight from respected industry leaders on how to translate today’s issues into relatable language, and then prepare to act. Panel members represented select sectors from the orthopaedic supply chain, including:

David Floyd, 
Chief Executive Officer, OrthoWorx

Bill Plovanic
 Managing Director – Medical Devices Analyst, Canaccord Genuity, Inc.
Bill Kolter
, Corporate Vice President of Government Affairs and Corporate Communication, Biomet Orthopedics, Inc.
Brian Moore
, Former Chief Executive Officer, Symmetry Medical, Inc. and current CEO of A Day With A CEO

To view the remaining parts from the OMTEC 2012 - Opening Panel Discussion, please follow the below links:

Part 1: Market Growth Rates in Orthopaedics

Part 2: Medical Device Excise Tax

Part 4: Supply Chain Development in Orthopaedics

Part 5: FDA - The Fly in the Ointment

Part 6: The Orthopaedic Industry in Five Years