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  • Extremities
    KFx Medical Sues Stryker for Rotator Cuff Repair Patent Infringement

    KFx Medical Sues Stryker for Rotator Cuff Repair Patent Infringement

    KFx successfully defended these patents versus Arthrex Inc. in 2015.
    Business Wire 08.17.18

  • Biologics | Bracing/Prosthetics | Extremities | Imaging | Instruments | Large Joint | MIS/Robotics | Spine/Neurology | Trauma/Sports
    2018 Top 10 Global Orthopedic Device Firms

    2018 Top 10 Global Orthopedic Device Firms

    Robotics and leadership changes defined the 2017 fiscal year among the largest orthopedic firms.
    08.15.18

  • Bracing/Prosthetics | MIS/Robotics
    Robotics Revolution

    Robotics Revolution

    In my Letter last issue, I was wondering about what had happened to the promise of smart implants. The combination of sensors, connectivity, IoT, and miniaturization could be leveraged to enhance the level of orthopedic care provided to patients requ…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 08.15.18


  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Design | Materials | Prototyping | Research & Development
    New Technologies Reshape Orthopedic Design

    New Technologies Reshape Orthopedic Design

    Additive manufacturing, materials, software, and human factors considerations all impact today’s development strategies.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 08.15.18

  • Addressing Peak Issues in Medtech: MPO Summit Preview

    Addressing Peak Issues in Medtech: MPO Summit Preview

    The 2018 MPO Summit heads to Colorado for discussion, education, and networking.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 08.15.18

  • Extremities | Spine/Neurology | Trauma/Sports
    Bright Horizons: Highlighting Six Orthopedic Technology Companies to Watch

    Bright Horizons: Highlighting Six Orthopedic Technology Companies to Watch

    A look at six orthopedic firms likely to garner significant attention in the years to come.
    ODT Staff 08.15.18


  • Effects of MEDDEV Revision 4 on Clinical Evaluation Reports (Part 2)

    Effects of MEDDEV Revision 4 on Clinical Evaluation Reports (Part 2)

    Whether writing a clinical evaluation report (CER) for a new device or updating one for an existing device, compliance with MEDDEV 2.7/1 Revision 4 requirements is integral. As part of the general planning associated with CERs, first perform a gap as…
    Jonathan Gimbel, Director, Regulatory and Quality Solutions LLC (R&Q) 08.15.18

  • Design
    Coming Clean: Developing Standards for Cleaning Reusable Devices and Instruments

    Coming Clean: Developing Standards for Cleaning Reusable Devices and Instruments

    Five years ago, I shuddered to read the headlines about “dirty” endoscopes being used in colonoscopies and the speculation that followed. Are colonoscopies really safe? Is this what’s creating new superbugs? Why weren’t hospit…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 08.15.18

  • Innovation in the 510(k) Space: A Case for Incrementalism

    Innovation in the 510(k) Space: A Case for Incrementalism

    Although the term “innovative technology” often evokes images of a breakthrough, radical discovery, or inventive cure-all, the certainty associated with incremental improvements to established, higher-risk technologies such as implantable…
    Samuel Pollard, Senior Regulatory Associate, Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisors 08.15.18


  • Design | Research & Development
    Tips to Help Ensure a Successful Surgeon Design Team

    Tips to Help Ensure a Successful Surgeon Design Team

    Design surgeons and surgeon design times have been at the core of the significant advances that have occurred in the medical device market in the last few decades. Working with surgeon design teams is inspirational, mentally demanding, and exciting.…
    David C. Kelman, President, Kelman & Company Consulting LLC 08.15.18

  • FDA’s Educational Opportunities Abound

    FDA’s Educational Opportunities Abound

    As a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewer, I have spent a considerable amount of time learning the system from the “inside.” There are many avenues of training offered by the FDA, and if you know where to look, you may…
    Elizabeth O’Keeffe, Ph.D., Director, Engineering and Technical Services, Secure BioMed Evaluations 08.15.18

  • Imaging | MIS/Robotics
    The Promising Future for AI in Orthopedics

    The Promising Future for AI in Orthopedics

    In their most simple form, AI applications in healthcare consist of a collection of technologies that will enable machines to sense, comprehend, predict, act, and learn. The first application for AI-based machines, as discussed at the World Medical I…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 08.15.18

  • Stoking the Corner Office Compensation Controversy

    Stoking the Corner Office Compensation Controversy

    If only the real world functioned as it does in academia. Or in human imagination. Consider the possibilities: world peace, racial/gender harmony, financial security, and perfect health are just a few that come to mind. Even eternal youth wouldn&r…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 08.15.18

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Biologics | Materials | Spine/Neurology | Trauma/Sports
    3D-Printed Scaffold Could Help Treat Spinal Cord Injuries

    3D-Printed Scaffold Could Help Treat Spinal Cord Injuries

    Research combines cutting-edge cell bioengineering and unique 3D-printing techniques.
    Videos University of Minnesota 08.13.18

  • Spine/Neurology
    NuVasive and Siemens Healthineers Partner to Transform Spine Surgery

    NuVasive and Siemens Healthineers Partner to Transform Spine Surgery

    Effort to advance clinical outcomes through novel integration of 3D imaging, navigation, and surgical automation.
    PR Newswire 08.09.18