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

    Top 10 Global Orthopedic Device Firms

    This year’s Top 10 company report illuminated a number of trends within the orthopedic market.
    Sean Fenske, Editor; Michael Barbella, Managing Editor; Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 08.15.17

  • Perspective (Trends at the Top 2017): Findings of the Top 10

    Perspective (Trends at the Top 2017): Findings of the Top 10

    Time breeds perspective if you stare at something long enough. I’ve been staring at the medical device industry since 1999. At that time, the first “trend” I observed was the industry reacting to the threat of Y2K. (I’d ventur…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 08.15.17

  • Market Data & Trends
    Changing Administrations and the Strategy for Value-Based Growth in Medtech

    Changing Administrations and the Strategy for Value-Based Growth in Medtech

    In 2013, the U.S. medtech business turned the corner with improving revenue trends. The roll-out of Obamacare has stimulated growth in hospital admissions and other new systems of healthcare utilization at sites of care that didn’t exist before…
    Maria Shepherd , President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 08.15.17


  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Prototyping
    Pro Tips for Prototypes: The Smart Way to Manage Device Iterations

    Pro Tips for Prototypes: The Smart Way to Manage Device Iterations

    There’s something about hitting the prototype stage of the development cycle that makes everything finally seem real. This is the point at which there is finally an object to hold in your hands—a physical representation of the vision, inv…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 08.15.17

  • Regulatory & Legal
    Comparing cGMP Pharma vs. Device: Subpart A – General Provisions

    Comparing cGMP Pharma vs. Device: Subpart A – General Provisions

    Since they are both part of the healthcare industry, you’d think pharmaceutical and medical device companies would have a better understanding of each other’s current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) requirements. Think again. Despite…
    James A. Dunning, Owner, QPC Services LLC 08.15.17

  • Quality, Recalls & Risk  | Software & Quality
    4 FAQs: Medical Device Single Audit Programs

    4 FAQs: Medical Device Single Audit Programs

    Audits and inspections are essential parts of medical device manufacturing. Yes, they can be a pain point for many organizations since they require a lot of preparation and may happen unexpectedly. But they are an essential way to keep manufacturers…
    Alexa Sussman, Content Marketing Writer, EtQ 08.15.17


  • Incorporating Payer Requirements into the Development Process

    Incorporating Payer Requirements into the Development Process

    With the current U.S. healthcare payer system, planning for payment during the development process is critical. Early assessment of payer requirements is key to selling a device after U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. (Note, this col…
    Bryan Brosseau, RAC, Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Secure BioMed Evaluations 08.15.17

  • An Outsourcing Focus in San Diego

    An Outsourcing Focus in San Diego

    The MPO Summit travels to southern California for sun, surf, networking, and industry insights.
    Sean Fenske , Editor 08.15.17

  • Instruments | Instruments, Cases & Trays
    The 5-Step Design Pathway to the Perfect Instrument

    The 5-Step Design Pathway to the Perfect Instrument

    There is an array of considerations involved with the development of an ideal surgical device.
    Bryce G. Rutter, Ph.D. , CEO, Metaphase Design 08.15.17


  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg.
    Manufacturing in Layers: 3D Printing

    Manufacturing in Layers: 3D Printing's Impact on Orthopedics

    Additive manufacturing stands to make a dramatic impact on orthopedics, but the technologies and material options still need
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 08.15.17

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Biologics | Bracing/Prosthetics | Extremities | Spine/Neurology
    Rising Stars: Emerging Orthopedic Device Companies

    Rising Stars: Emerging Orthopedic Device Companies

    Smaller firms that offer solutions for a variety of clinical orthopedic applications could generate significant attention.
    Sean Fenske, Michael Barbella, and Sam Brusco 08.15.17

  • Bracing/Prosthetics | MIS/Robotics
    Powered Exoskeletons: What Are We Waiting For?

    Powered Exoskeletons: What Are We Waiting For?

    Challenges, impending breakthroughs, and how the automobile can help to predict the future.
    Online Exclusives Nigel Syrotuck, Mechanical Engineer, StarFish Medical 08.10.17

  • Large Joint
    Magnetic Fields Wipe Out Bacteria from Artificial Joints

    Magnetic Fields Wipe Out Bacteria from Artificial Joints

    Periprosthetic joint infections are a devastating complication and a significant financial burden to the healthcare system.
    Videos UT Southwestern Medical Center 08.10.17

  • Bracing/Prosthetics | MIS/Robotics | OEM News | Software & Quality
    Bionik Labs Integrates Amazon Echo into ARKE Exoskeleton

    Bionik Labs Integrates Amazon Echo into ARKE Exoskeleton

    "Alexa, let's walk to the kitchen."
    PR Newswire 08.08.17

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Imaging | Large Joint | Software & Quality
    Patient-Specific Simulation Breakthroughs for Total Hip Replacements

    Patient-Specific Simulation Breakthroughs for Total Hip Replacements

    Corin Group’s OPS technology offers an easier path to success for surgeons performing total hip arthroplasty.
    Online Exclusives Jessica James, Contributing Writer 08.08.17