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March/April 2012 Features:

Choosing Materials Wisely
As orthopedic designs change rapidly, so must orthopedic materials. Close collaboration between OEMs and suppliers is the best way to keep pace.
By Erik Swain


New Approaches, Better Products
Innovation in product research and development comes in a number of different forms and disciplines.
By Mark Crawford

Biological Building Blocks
The shortcomings of man-made materials are driving research and innovation in the growing orthobiologics market.
By Michael Barbella

Memphis in May
The ODT Forum returns to Tennessee for the fourth year. This year’s installment explores operational excellence.



March/April 2012 Departments:

Editor's Letter
Smart Enough to Know What We Don’t

News Front
The Metal-on-Metal Debate Rolls On

Washington Roundup
The Device Tax Beat Goes On: IRS Releases Proposed Regs

Financial News
Life Sciences Investments on the Rise

Outsourcing Efficiencies
Streamlining the Path from Design to Manufacturing

Patent Law
Patent Reform Update: USPTO Issues Proposed Rules

Sector Spotlight
Motion Preservation Still Drives U.S. Spinal Implant Market

Market Snapshot
Orthopedics Rock the 2012 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Industry News
Aesculap and Invibio Partner for Knee Implant Components

People News
Stryker CEO Leaves Abruptly; J&J Taps Device Chief as New CEO




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