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  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Biocompatibility & Testing | Biologics | Instruments | Materials | MIS/Robotics | Spine/Neurology
    Sounding Board: Looking Back at 2019 and Gazing at 2020

    Sounding Board: Looking Back at 2019 and Gazing at 2020

    ODT editorial advisory board members share their thoughts on the most significant events of 2019 and what they expect to watch in 2020.
    Online Exclusives Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 12.10.19

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg.
    3D Printing Bone Learns Lessons from Building Architecture

    3D Printing Bone Learns Lessons from Building Architecture

    "Buildings" in human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures.
    Videos Kayla Wiles, Purdue University 12.06.19

  • Packaging & Sterilization
    Viant to Halt EtO Sterilization at Michigan Plant by End of Year

    Viant to Halt EtO Sterilization at Michigan Plant by End of Year

    EGLE had been investigating over the past year and issued Viant several violations for inadequate capture and control of ethylene oxide emissions.
    Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) 12.04.19


  • Extremities
    CrossRoads Extremity Systems Acquires Implant Systems from Surgical Frontiers

    CrossRoads Extremity Systems Acquires Implant Systems from Surgical Frontiers

    The add-on acquisition furthers CrossRoads' strategy to build a market-leading company in the high-growth orthopedic extremities sector.
    PR Newswire 12.04.19

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Machining & Tooling | Materials | Molding
    From Nitinol to Nanotubes: A Materials Science Roundtable

    From Nitinol to Nanotubes: A Materials Science Roundtable

    While new materials are being made available, orthopedic device makers still lean on the well-established options for most new development.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 12.02.19

  • Biologics | Spine/Neurology | Trauma/Sports
    In Good Repair: Trauma Technologies Under Review

    In Good Repair: Trauma Technologies Under Review

    Novel technologies offer new approaches to fixing traumatic injuries when accidents happen.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 12.02.19


  • MIS/Robotics | Packaging & Sterilization
    Anxious Undertones: A Review of 2019

    Anxious Undertones: A Review of 2019

    Despite a healthy U.S. economy and solid corporate growth, the medtech industry was wracked with worries in 2019.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 12.02.19

  • Extremities
    Toe Fusion Alternatives Gaining a Firm Market Foothold

    Toe Fusion Alternatives Gaining a Firm Market Foothold

    Dr. Carl Hasselman, co-designer of the Arthrosurface ToeMotion Arthroplasty System, speaks about non-fusion alternatives for MTPJ osteoarthritis.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 12.02.19

  • The Cluster Effect in Orthopedics: Is It Sustainable?

    The Cluster Effect in Orthopedics: Is It Sustainable?

    For a long time, we all assumed Minnesota dominated the medical device industry worldwide, but is this true for the orthopedic surgical tools industry?
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 12.02.19


  • ‘If You’re Reading This, You Need to Be at This Meeting’

    ‘If You’re Reading This, You Need to Be at This Meeting’

    The AAOS/FDA/Industry Townhall is taking place March 24, 2020, at the AAOS annual meeting in Orlando.
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 12.02.19

  • Turning the New EU MDR Into a Competitive Advantage

    Turning the New EU MDR Into a Competitive Advantage

    This column examines three new elements of the EU MDR that medical device manufacturers can leverage.
    Dan Goldstein, Associate Director, Quality Assurance, MCRA LLC 12.02.19

  • Design | Large Joint | Spine/Neurology
    Five Reasons for the Small World of Orthopedic Product Development

    Five Reasons for the Small World of Orthopedic Product Development

    Why do product development people tend to stay within the orthopedic and spine industry and not cross over into other medtech sectors?
    Victoria Trafka, BSME, MSME, President and Lead Engineer, Engineering & Quality Solutions Inc. 12.02.19

  • Impeachment, Executive Orders, and Must-Pass Congressional Legislation: A Fall Update

    Impeachment, Executive Orders, and Must-Pass Congressional Legislation: A Fall Update

    The final quarter of 2019 has begun, which means Congress and the Trump Administration are hard at work finalizing healthcare initiatives before year's end.
    Jeffrey J. Kimbell, David C. Rudloff, and Caroline P. Tucker, Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates Inc. 12.02.19

  • Getting a Jump on 2020: Orthopedic Industry

    Getting a Jump on 2020: Orthopedic Industry's 'To-Do' List

    Are device tax, MDR, bundled payments, and value-based healthcare focal points for you and your company as we round out the year?
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 12.02.19

  • Materials
    Molybdenum-Rhenium Biomaterial: Something ‘MoRe’?

    Molybdenum-Rhenium Biomaterial: Something ‘MoRe’?

    A new material offers an alternative to titanium implants.
    Online Exclusives Dave Neal, President and Founder of STAT Design 11.21.19