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  • Adopted Proposal Would Delay MDR One Year

    Adopted Proposal Would Delay MDR One Year

    The proposal would need the full support of the European Parliament and the Council through an accelerated co-decision procedure.
    European Commission 04.03.20

  • Spine/Neurology
    OrthoPediatrics Buys ApiFix

    OrthoPediatrics Buys ApiFix

    The company acquires a non-fusion treatment of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
    PR Newswire 04.02.20

  • Trump Signs $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package

    Trump Signs $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package

    Legislation requires the strategic national stockpile to include certain medical devices necessary for diagnosing and treating COVID-19.
    Staff and Wire Reports 03.27.20


  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg.
    5 Ways 3D Printing Will Change Medtech

    5 Ways 3D Printing Will Change Medtech

    Orthopedic-related devices such as prosthetics and instrumentation stand to benefit from the technology.
    Online Exclusives Joshua McAlpin, Medical Industry Consultant 03.27.20

  • An Elected Sacrifice in COVID-19

    An Elected Sacrifice in COVID-19's Wake

    Patients with scheduled orthopedic surgeries are cancelling procedures to help stem the further spread of the virus.
    Online Exclusives Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 03.26.20

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Machining & Tooling
    Improving the Speed to First Part: A Case Study

    Improving the Speed to First Part: A Case Study

    An orthopedic device contract manufacturer uses multi-axis CNC mill turn machines and CAM software to maintain a competitive edge.
    Online Exclusives Israel Klain, Director, GibbsCAM Software, 3D Systems 03.26.20


  • Extremities
    FDA Approves Total Wrist Implant for Arthritis

    FDA Approves Total Wrist Implant for Arthritis

    First major innovation in total wrist replacement to earn FDA 510(k) clearance in nearly 20 years.
    Hospital for Special Surgery 03.26.20

  • Industry Events Schedule Disrupted Due to Coronavirus—Full Event List

    Industry Events Schedule Disrupted Due to Coronavirus—Full Event List

    The medical device manufacturing industry has seen the postponement or cancellation of a number of upcoming events.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 03.18.20

  • A Note to ODT Readers

    A Note to ODT Readers

    Ensuring the disruption to all of our lives doesn’t impact the delivery of news and information to you.
    Online Exclusives Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 03.17.20


  • Machining & Tooling
    Into the Machinist’s Toolbox: An Update on Today

    Into the Machinist’s Toolbox: An Update on Today's Tooling Tech

    Advancements in machined parts are not possible without constant improvements to the tools used to fabricate the components.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 03.13.20

  • MIS/Robotics
    Rise of the Robots: A Robotic-Assisted Surgery Synopsis

    Rise of the Robots: A Robotic-Assisted Surgery Synopsis

    Pre-planning and surgical precision are driving physician acceptance and market adoption of robotic-assisted technology in orthopedics.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 03.13.20

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg.
    Someday My Prints Will Come: Additive Manufacturing Insights

    Someday My Prints Will Come: Additive Manufacturing Insights

    3D printer innovations, expanded material options, and emergence of a robust supply chain are increasing confidence in additive manufacturing technologies.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 03.13.20

  • Biologics
    Made-to-Order Muscles Could Be Served in a Hospital Near You

    Made-to-Order Muscles Could Be Served in a Hospital Near You

    Dr. Ali Tamayol recently developed a handheld bioprinter pen that could significantly change the way musculoskeletal procedures are performed.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 03.13.20

  • Design
    The Importance of Usability/Human Factors Testing

    The Importance of Usability/Human Factors Testing

    When is the work of human factors over, and how does your team know they are prepared for summative testing?
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 03.13.20

  • Large Joint
    Particle Particulars: Why this Analysis Is Foundational for Successful Devices

    Particle Particulars: Why this Analysis Is Foundational for Successful Devices

    In the mid-2000s, medical device experts were hopeful they’d found one solution to longer-lasting implants.
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 03.13.20