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Articles written by Patrick McGuire

Product Development Leaders Share Lessons on Keeping Teams Connected During COVID

by Patrick McGuire | Mar 2021

We assembled a panel of orthopedic veterans to share how they’ve kept teams optimized and connected, how they overcame challenges with external partners, and how COVID has shifted their thoughts on the future of work.    ... Read more »

FDA Strengthens its Biocompatibility Focus with new Resource Center

by Patrick McGuire | Mar 2021

Biocompatibility is a topic of growing interest for FDA. The goal of the resource center is to explain terms and concepts important for the evaluation of biocompatibility of medical devices.    ... Read more »

Silver-Coated Bone Screw System Receives CE Mark for Expanded Indications

by Patrick McGuire | Mar 2021

Silver Bullet Therapeutics bone screws are designed to kill bacteria in 24 hours after surgery. The company’s new CE Mark contains no anatomical, clinical or design limitations, allowing their system to be used for all orthopedic indications. ... Read more »

From One Leader to Another: Bridge Your Teams’ Communication Divides

by Patrick McGuire | Feb 2021

Companies that have exceled at the transition of teams working from home are those that have incorporated and embody, as part of their own internal team culture, the positive benefits of diversity in age, personalities, work preferences and more.    ... Read more »

Researchers Develop New Biomaterial for Cartilage Regeneration

by Patrick McGuire | Feb 2021

CartiScaff largely resembles original cartilage in terms of structure and composition, and serves as a component of the regenerative tissue, thereby assisting the process or tissue formation.    ... Read more »

Researchers Pioneer 3D-Printed Bone Structures with Living Cells

by Patrick McGuire | Feb 2021

The technique could prove to be a solution for autologous grafts and bone reconstruction.    ... Read more »

How Product Development Teams are Coping with COVID

by Patrick McGuire | Feb 2021

Orthopedic leaders share how their teams have stayed aligned and maintained productivity throughout the pandemic.    ... Read more »

EU Allows Notified Bodies to Conduct Audits Remotely

by Patrick McGuire | Jan 2021

While remote auditing will be conducted on a case-by-case basis, Notified Bodies and members of industry expect the shift could ease the backlog created by MDR and COVID.    ... Read more »

FDA Releases AI Action Plan for Medical Devices

by Patrick McGuire | Jan 2021

FDA’s five-point plan outlines the Agency’s thoughts on a tailored regulatory framework, good machine learning practices, patient approaches, technology biases and real world performance.    ... Read more »

3 Ways to Kickstart Your Professional Development in 2021

by Patrick McGuire | Jan 2021

Members of BONEZONE’s Advisory Board offered advice for their orthopedic device company peers on advancing skillsets and knowledge.     ... Read more »

New AR Glasses Used in Holographically-Navigated Spine Surgery

by Patrick McGuire | Jan 2021

A university startup teamed with Microsoft to build augmented reality technology for spinal surgery. The first procedure launched a randomized clinical study.     ... Read more »

Trauma Technologies Emerge to Meet the Needs of Patient Anatomy

by Patrick McGuire | Nov 2020

 A burgeoning set of small orthopedic implant companies is developing devices designed to anticipate and suit individual patients’ unique anatomy. ... Read more »

How to Take a Risk-Based Approach to Biocompatibility

by Patrick McGuire | Nov 2020

The ISO 10993-1 changes have re-emphasized the need for orthopedic companies to understand and characterize the materials, processes and risks associated with medical devices. ... Read more »

Cerapedics’ Deliberate, Thorough Approach was Crucial for i-FACTOR’s Success

by Patrick McGuire | Nov 2020

Cerapedics is one of only two companies with FDA Class III bone graft technology approved for the spine market. The company's leadership team shares the long road to commercialization.  ... Read more »

Orthopedic Roundtable: How to Get Things Done in the Face of Uncertainty

by Patrick McGuire | Oct 2020

Orthopedics, often markedly resilient in the face of economic turbulence, faces a new set of complexities with COVID-19. Our Advisory Board shares how to contend with the short-term impacts of the pandemic and emerge stronger.  ... Read more »

Researchers Developing a Plastic Biomaterial for Use in Orthopedics

by Patrick McGuire | Sep 2020

“This is a new class of biocompatible plastic that is as strong as nylons but is much easier to shape and manipulate due to its unique structural design, which is only accessible using our synthetic approach," said University of Birmingham's Josh Worch, Ph.D. ... Read more »

How OIC’s Value-Based Implant Platform is Meeting the Moment During the Pandemic

by Patrick McGuire | Sep 2020

Long before the pandemic began upending almost everything about orthopedics and life in general, the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Orthopedic Implant Company, Itai Nemovicher, was hard at work pioneering a more affordable and transparent way to distribute implants. Now, in the context ... Read more »

3 Questions on 3D Printing

by Patrick McGuire | Aug 2020

As 3D printing of orthopedic implants and instruments evolves, so too will the technology used to design and manufacture products. We reached out to experts to discuss design, software, materials and post-processing. ... Read more »

OrthoDX Creates Prototype for Joint Replacement Implantable Sensor

by Patrick McGuire | Jul 2020

OrthoDX's intramedullary sensor is 10mm in diameter and detects micronic shifts in orthopedic devices. The company’s next steps are finding a material to encapsulate the sensor and ensuring that they can measure motion on all planes. ... Read more »

4 Orthopedic Companies to Watch from MedTech Innovator’s Cohort

by Patrick McGuire | Jul 2020

Orthopedic startups focused on enabling technology and new materials made MedTech Innovator's 2020 Cohort. The companies were chosen from over 1,000 applicants.  ... Read more »

How to Prepare for Your Next Meeting

by Patrick McGuire | Jun 2020

People are shockingly bad at running meetings. These practices will allow you to prepare for and execute a meeting that embraces different opinions and feedback.  ... Read more »

How to Transform Your Culture to Build Effective Teams

by Patrick McGuire | Jun 2020

Altering team culture can be a long journey, but organizations that are successful in this approach benefit from harmonious and productive environments. ... Read more »