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  • Spine/Neurology
    Medtronic Acquiring Mazor Robotics for $1.6 Billion

    Medtronic Acquiring Mazor Robotics for $1.6 Billion

    Deal accelerates Medtronic's strategy to transform spinal procedures and improve outcomes.
    Globe Newswire 09.21.18

  • Extremities | Large Joint | Materials | Spine/Neurology
    Recycling Implanted Metals From Beyond the Grave

    Recycling Implanted Metals From Beyond the Grave

    Ever wonder what happens to devices implanted in the body after their users pass away? Probably not, because the thought of it tends to make most people who aren’t ODT editors cringe. But as medical implants become more common, people are dy…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 09.19.18

  • MIS/Robotics
    Premium Medtech Price Stategies for the Orthopedic Robotics Segment

    Premium Medtech Price Stategies for the Orthopedic Robotics Segment

    Growth in the market for surgical robots used in hip and knee orthopedic procedures was forecasted at $222 million in 2015 with anticipated growth to reach $5 billion by 20221 (Table 1). A substantial number of next- generation robotic devices, syste…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 09.19.18


  • A Different Class of Engineer: How to Connect with Rising Medtech Talent

    A Different Class of Engineer: How to Connect with Rising Medtech Talent

    My grandfather—a World War II veteran who worked at GE in my native Cleveland—was one of my most beloved family members. When I told him I wanted to study engineering in college, he told me to find a university where I could get real, on-…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 09.19.18

  • Getting Started on the Right Foot: Initiating Orthopedic Clinical Trials

    Getting Started on the Right Foot: Initiating Orthopedic Clinical Trials

    Initiating an orthopedic clinical trial (OCT) is an exciting milestone for companies as years of pre-clinical testing and conversations with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally come to fruition. Focusing on specific elements of the st…
    Bhavana Shivakumar , Clinical Research Associate, Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers LLC 09.19.18

  • Extremities | Large Joint | Spine/Neurology
    A Need for Removal Protocols?

    A Need for Removal Protocols?

    Many of you have likely heard of the controversial medical device industry documentary, “The Bleeding Edge,” recently released through Netflix. If you haven’t yet seen it but you’re reading this column, put the magazine down o…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 09.19.18


  • Coatings/Surface Modification | Laser Processing
    A Laser Focus on Implant Surfaces

    A Laser Focus on Implant Surfaces

    Lasers enable a reduction of risk and manufacturing cost in the fabrication of textured titanium implants.
    Erik Poulsen, Medical Market Segment Manager, GF Machining Solutions 09.19.18

  • Biocompatibility & Testing
    Testing in a Rapidly Changing World

    Testing in a Rapidly Changing World

    OEMs seek risk assessment of their devices while regulatory scrutiny focuses on data and new requirements.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 09.19.18

  • Assembly & Automation | Contract Manufacturing | Machining & Tooling
    Meticulous Machinery: Shifting Machining Offerings to Full Service

    Meticulous Machinery: Shifting Machining Offerings to Full Service

    Machining vendors push to be vertically integrated and automate more aspects of the process to better serve customers.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 09.19.18


  • Spine/Neurology
    Giving Back: An Examination of the Spine Technologies Sector

    Giving Back: An Examination of the Spine Technologies Sector

    Growth in the spinal market will likely be achieved through differentiated solutions that meet patients’ needs.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 09.19.18

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Instruments | Large Joint | MIS/Robotics | Software & Quality
    Personalized Hip and Knee Replacements: U.S. Manufacturers Battle for Innovation Spotlight

    Personalized Hip and Knee Replacements: U.S. Manufacturers Battle for Innovation Spotlight

    Customized joint implants, additive manufacturing, and the rise of Ambulatory Surgical Centers fuel personalized solutions.
    Online Exclusives Yulia Sorokina, Research Analyst, iData Research 09.13.18

  • Bracing/Prosthetics | Software & Quality
    Hanger and AT&T Create Industry-First, Network-Connected Device for Prosthetic Limbs

    Hanger and AT&T Create Industry-First, Network-Connected Device for Prosthetic Limbs

    Device connected via AT&T LTE-M network and iOS mobile app encourages mobility, helps bridge clinican-patient communication.
    Videos PR Newswire 09.13.18

  • Stryker Purchasing Invuity Inc. for $190 Million

    Stryker Purchasing Invuity Inc. for $190 Million

    Latest acquisition occurs less than two weeks after $1.4 billion merger with K2M.
    Globe Newswire 09.11.18

  • Large Joint | Spine/Neurology | Trauma/Sports
    From Surgery to Recovery: How Technology Can Stem the Opioid Crisis

    From Surgery to Recovery: How Technology Can Stem the Opioid Crisis

    A Q&A with Avanos Medical's Roger Massengale addressing the opioid crisis and the steps the company is taking to fight it.
    Online Exclusives Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 08.31.18

  • Spine/Neurology
    Stryker Corp. Acquiring K2M Group Holdings for $1.4 Billion

    Stryker Corp. Acquiring K2M Group Holdings for $1.4 Billion

    K2M's product offering will strengthen Stryker's spinal portfolio.
    Stryker Corporation 08.30.18