January/February 2012 Features:
A host of factors—from market forces to new cutting-edge development processes—are shaping the next generation of orthopedic instruments, cases and trays.
By Mark Crawford
Border Breaches A Fresh Look at Lean
As such initiatives become increasingly entrenched, it takes organizational commitment to keep a shine on.
By Jim Stommen
Turning to emerging markets for long-term growth can be a savvy business strategy—as long as companies can overcome the challenges associated with setting up shop in these areas.
By Michael Barbella
Should Medical Device Companies Take Advantage of Prioritized Examination?
Some pros and cons of one of the USPTO’s latest programs.
By Chinh H. Pham and Fang Xie, Ph.D.
January/February 2012 Departments:
Smith & Nephew Spins Off Biologics Unit
Another Tepid Year for Medical Device M&A
Do Device Suppliers and Distributors Need Their Own Product Liability Insurance Coverage?
A New, Prominent Role for Medical Device Contract Manufacturing in 2012
Innovative Approaches to Medical Device Development, Part Two
New Technology Update
MedShape Initiates Full Release of ExoShape Soft-Tissue Fastener
A Wild Ride for Orthopedics in 2011
FDA Approves New Spinal Implants from X-spine
New Year, New Board Members for DJO Global