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  • Biologics
    The ABCs of HCT/Ps

    The ABCs of HCT/Ps

    Navigating the complex regulatory pathway of human cell and tissue products.
    Lindsay Kleinwaks, Ph.D., Associate, Regulatory Affairs, MCRA 05.23.19

  • Coatings/Surface Modification | Materials
    Face Value: An Overview of Surface Modification and Coatings

    Face Value: An Overview of Surface Modification and Coatings

    Orthopedic and spinal device surface treatments are necessary for a variety of aesthetic and functional improvements.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 05.23.19

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Biologics | Extremities | Materials
    A Little Extreme: Factors Impacting the Extremities Implants Segment

    A Little Extreme: Factors Impacting the Extremities Implants Segment

    3D printing, surgical planning, and innovations that simplify procedures increasingly are shaping the global extremities market.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 05.23.19


  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Coatings/Surface Modification | Contract Manufacturing | Extremities | Finishing | Large Joint | Laser Processing | Machining & Tooling | Materials | Spine/Neurology
    Technology Revision: Changes in Implant Manufacturing

    Technology Revision: Changes in Implant Manufacturing

    Aspects of implant manufacturing are changing, enabling improved fabrication techniques with new material options.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 05.23.19

  • Large Joint
    AJRR Struggling to Find PROM Dates

    AJRR Struggling to Find PROM Dates

    Timothy Mojonnier owes his sanity to a walk around the block. The greater Chicago-area management consultant had been inching closer to the breaking point for years prior to that walk, courtesy of his steadily deteriorating knee. But each time Mojonn…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 05.23.19

  • U.S. Healthcare Spending in Orthopedics

    U.S. Healthcare Spending in Orthopedics

    While total 2017 U.S. healthcare spending grew by 3.9 percent to $3.5 trillion,1 it was at a lower rate than the 4.8 percent increase reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2016. The 2017 growth rate correlates to the lower i…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 05.23.19


  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Assembly & Automation | Machining & Tooling | Materials
    What’s ‘In’ for Manufacturing? (Hint: It’s Not Neon)

    What’s ‘In’ for Manufacturing? (Hint: It’s Not Neon)

    It seems the only time I catch up on the latest clothing fashions is when I seek inspiration online for columns I write pertaining to trends. Each time I do, I’m reminded why I read magazines like MPO and ODT instead of something in the checkou…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 05.23.19

  • Developing Market Access Strategies

    Developing Market Access Strategies

    Clearly, innovation is one of the keys to success for medtech OEMs and their suppliers. But it’s not the only key—market access is equally as important to long-term growth, as it helps drive immediate sales and generate a return on invest…
    Florence Joffroy-Black and Dave Sheppard, MedWorld Advisors 05.23.19

  • Medicare for All: Choice and Affordability for None

    Medicare for All: Choice and Affordability for None

    The term “Medicare for All” has increasingly become a rallying cry in the Democratic Party. The motto has become even more resounding as Republicans struggle to reach a consensus on what free-market healthcare reforms may look like. While…
    Jeffrey J. Kimbell, David C. Rudloff, Caroline P. Tucker, Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates Inc. 05.23.19


  • Design | Software & Quality
    Dominating the Competition with Digitization

    Dominating the Competition with Digitization

    Companies developing cutting-edge orthopedic devices need cutting-edge technology for their business processes. Whether a company focuses on finding new materials for implants, manufacturing better surgical instruments, or getting a new device throug…
    Bryant Headley, Customer Success Executive, MasterControl 05.23.19

  • Biologics | Bracing/Prosthetics
    The Changing World Around Orthopedic Implants

    The Changing World Around Orthopedic Implants

    Those who have been in this industry for more than a few years realize implant technology has not changed all that much. Sure, there are new product releases offering innovative benefits not previously available. Further, emerging manufacturing techn…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 05.23.19

  • Spine/Neurology
    Brain-Controlled, Non-Invasive Muscle Stimulation Allows Chronic Paraplegics to Walk

    Brain-Controlled, Non-Invasive Muscle Stimulation Allows Chronic Paraplegics to Walk

    Patients used their own brain activity to control the non-invasive delivery of electrical pulses to a total of 16 muscles.
    Videos Associacao Alberto Santos Dumont para Apoio a Pesquisa 05.15.19

  • Extremities
    CrossRoads Extremity Systems Merges with HealthpointCapital

    CrossRoads Extremity Systems Merges with HealthpointCapital

    Investment to support the growth of CrossRoads' Active Stabilization platform.
    PR Newswire 05.14.19

  • Spine/Neurology
    Medtronic to Acquire Titan Spine

    Medtronic to Acquire Titan Spine

    Acquisition further accelerates Medtronic's strategy to transform spinal procedures and improve outcomes through complete procedural solutions.
    Globe Newswire 05.10.19

  • Spine/Neurology
    Boston Scientific to Buy Vertiflex for $465M

    Boston Scientific to Buy Vertiflex for $465M

    Acquisition of lumbar spinal stenosis treatment to expand the company's portfolio of interventional pain therapies.
    Boston Scientific 05.09.19