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Articles Tagged "technology"

Investing in Delivery Model Disruption

by BONEZONE | Oct 2019

Companies must be able to produce the right products, at the right time, at the right price with efficiency across each part of the value chain, and technology-enabled solutions are going to be a key driver of that change, says Mend Medical's Ben Joseph.... Read more »

Royal Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-Arm

by BONEZONE | Feb 2019

Zenition addresses hospital challenges as image-guided MIS procedures increase. Philips' MetalSmart software automatically adjusts the contrast and brightness of images to improve image quality when metal objects such as implants are present, which is especially useful in orthopedic applications.... Read more »

FOBA Introduces MOSAIC Laser Marking Technology

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

MOSAIC, designed specifically for medical devices, allows operators to place to-be-marked parts in any orientation within the marking field.... Read more »

AM Case Study Shows Potential to Double Production of Implants

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

Additive manufacturing software company Betatype significantly increased the production of 3D-printed metal orthopaedic implants using its technology platform and Renishaw’s RenAM 500Q powder bed fusion printer.... Read more »

HoloSurgical’s Augmented Reality, AI-Based System Used in Spinal Procedure

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

ARAI is an augmented reality and artificial intelligence-based surgical navigation system that provides real-time patient-specific 3D anatomical visualization for pre-op planning, real-time intra-op guidance and post-op data analytics.... Read more »

Boothroyd Dewhurst Releases DFMA 2019 Software

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

Design for Manufacture and Assembly software allows engineers to evaluate, estimate and reduce manufacturing costs of a product in the design phase... Read more »

Skills Gap Hampers Manufacturing Growth, Says Tooling U-SME Report

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

Manufacturers recognize the challenge of the skills gap, but far too many fail to change their workforce development and training processes. The report details manufacturers’ trouble areas and identifies best practices for strengthening your team.... Read more »

FDA Takes Several Steps to Strengthen Medical Device Cybersecurity Program

by BONEZONE | Dec 2018

In order to stay current with the evolving technological landscape and increased insight into cyber threats, FDA recently addressed cybersecurity, including updating previous guidance, a new cybersecurity playbook and a program with the Department of Homeland Security.... Read more »

GEO CART Designed to Address Operating Room, Supply Chain Efficiency

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics’ GEO CART® is a mobile storage and point-of-sale system that houses 2,000+ sterile-packed instruments and implants that are tracked and managed with RFID technology. It aims to address issues such as O.R. product availability, sterile processing risks and device bil... Read more »

Precision OS: Using Virtual Reality for Surgeon Education, Pre-Operative Planning

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

“VR’s ability to offer a safe environment to make mistakes is valuable in providing surgeons with building blocks on which to learn,” said Dr. Danny P. Goel, CEO. “Our technology goes beyond the technical steps of a procedure, through the enhancement of skills necessary to impact patien... Read more »

ConnectSx Issued Patent for Integrated Device Management System

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

This new patent covers a system, currently in development, to manage device information and product support.... Read more »

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 »

DJO’s OaraScore Tool May Help Determine Total Knee Outpatient Risk

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

OaraScore software assesses length of stay, tracks readmission rates and compares encrypted data to all other physicians utilizing the tool, which evaluates nine critical co-morbidity factors and overall medical conditions in its calculation. It is a component of DJO’s MotionMD® web-based Sa... Read more »

Smart Devices, Robotics, Sensors: Tools to Improve Patient Outcomes

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

Dr. Martin Roche explains how these technologies are shaping the future of orthopaedic surgery: "A surgeon needs data to make objective decisions intra-operatively. The subjective Art of Surgery is poorly translatable ... Through all this rapid evolution, the clinician must take a leadership role."... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet, Apple Collaboration Latest Example of Industry Focus on Digital Health

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

We believe this announcement, along with the products already on the market and FDA’s commitment to a streamlined regulatory pathway, is indicative of forthcoming multi-industry digital health collaborations and products that will impact orthopaedics.... 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 »

Surgeon Entrepreneurs Focus on Infection Prevention, Virtual Reality Training

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

Javad Parvizi, M.D. and Justin Barad, M.D. are leading critical conversations in orthopaedics and are thinking differently about product development—albeit in different ways—while maintaining a focus on better patient outcomes. ... Read more »

OEMs Share Perspectives on Additive Manufacturing Challenges

by BONEZONE | Aug 2018

While many opportunities arise for companies that implement additive manufacturing, headwinds are also faced. Experts from K2M, 4WEB Medical, LimaCorporate and Ampower provide insight into design, quality, lead time and other critical AM issues. ... Read more »

206 Ortho Secures Patent for Technology That Incorporates Biodegradable Material

by BONEZONE | Jul 2018

The company has developed a bio-inspired non-metallic composite and implants made with a high-strength, biodegradable material intended to repair load-bearing bone and resorb completely. 206 Ortho is pursuing additional funding and potential commercialization partners.... Read more »

Year-to-Date Funding Recap: Robotics, Imaging, ACL Implant, Cervical Disc and More

by BONEZONE | Jul 2018

These funding announcements feature technologies related to each of the market segments: spine, trauma, arthroscopy/soft tissue, joint reconstruction and orthobiologics.... 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 »

UPS, WebOps Collaborate on New Technology to Optimize Field Inventory

by BONEZONE | May 2018

This solution helps medical device manufacturers optimize their supply chain amid stricter standards for patient safety.... 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 »

Startup Aims to Monitor Joint Loosening and Infection with Implantable Sensors

by BONEZONE | Jan 2018

Synergistic Biosensors is working with RTI International and the North Carolina State University Department of Computer Sciences to develop a patent-pending system that detects micron shifts through an implanted sensor.... Read more »

Augmedics Bringing X-Ray Vision to Surgery with X-VISION Visualization System

by BONEZONE | Jan 2018

With its first application in minimally invasive spine procedures, X-VISION technology is designed to save time during surgery, reduce radiation exposure and reduce the number of repeat operations and hospitalizations.... Read more »

Consensus Orthopedics’ TracPatch Targets Efficiency in Post-Op Care

by BONEZONE | Jan 2018

TracPatch data provides the healthcare provider with anytime, anywhere insight into a patient’s recovery, allowing for immediate care adjustments.... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Mobile Medical Apps Attract OEM, FDA Attention

by Prithul Bom, MBA, RAC | 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 »