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  • Large Joint | OEM News
    Leveraging Value to Compete in the Knee and Hip Implant Market

    Leveraging Value to Compete in the Knee and Hip Implant Market

    UOC strategically focuses on key elements to provide a competitive product offering to surgeons.
    Online Exclusives Sean Fenske, Editor 10.12.17

  • Breaking News | OEM News | People  | Regulatory & Legal | Spine/Neurology
    NuVasive Files Lawsuit Against Former Vice Chairman

    NuVasive Files Lawsuit Against Former Vice Chairman

    Complaint against Patrick Miles asserts that he schemed for over a year prior to joining Alphatec Holdings, a competitor.
    PR Newswire 10.11.17

  • Extremities | Large Joint | Materials | Spine/Neurology
    Variability in the Chemical Content of Orthopedic Alloys

    Variability in the Chemical Content of Orthopedic Alloys

    Material specifications should use accurate language and express the uncertainty about what is actually there.
    Online Exclusives William A. Hyman, Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, & Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, The Cooper Union 10.05.17


  • Breaking News | Bracing/Prosthetics | Financial & Deals | Regulatory & Legal
    CMS Withdraws Harmful Proposed Rule on Orthotics/Prosthetics

    CMS Withdraws Harmful Proposed Rule on Orthotics/Prosthetics

    AAOS communicated to CMS serious concerns with the proposed rule.
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 10.05.17

  • Breaking News | Large Joint | OEM News | Regulatory & Legal
    DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Device Lawsuits Mounting

    DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Device Lawsuits Mounting

    Increasing numbers of complaints to federal regulators from patients implanted with the knee system, said law firm.
    PR Newswire 10.05.17

  • Spine/Neurology
    Mind Over Matter: Brain-Controlled Physical Rehabilitation

    Mind Over Matter: Brain-Controlled Physical Rehabilitation

    It’s usually not a promising prognosis for patients once the connection between the brain and muscles becomes severed or disrupted in some way. Whether through spinal cord injury, a stroke, or a gait disability, mobility suffers once the brain…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 10.02.17


  • Device Approvals & Patents
    Will the Supreme Court Kill a Popular Patent Review Process?

    Will the Supreme Court Kill a Popular Patent Review Process?

    The U.S. Supreme Court sent shockwaves through the patent law community in June when it decided to consider the constitutionality of a popular procedure for challenging patent validity. The outcome of this case could dramatically affect a company&rsq…
    Rabi Narula, Partner, Knobbe Martens 10.02.17

  • Device Approvals & Patents | Large Joint | OEM News
    Patent Insight into Knee Replacement Prosthetics

    Patent Insight into Knee Replacement Prosthetics

    Established leaders are primarily focused on traditional solutions while newer firms look to customization.
    Justin Wen, Intellectual Property Consultant, Global Prior Art 10.02.17

  • Breaking News | Contract Manufacturing | Financial & Deals | Machining & Tooling | Molding | Supplier & Contract Mfg.
    NN Inc. Acquires DRT Medical

    NN Inc. Acquires DRT Medical

    NN adds precision manufactured medical instruments and orthopedic implants to its portfolio through DRT Medical.
    PR Newswire 10.02.17


  • Laser Processing | Machining & Tooling | Supplier & Contract Mfg.
    Machining Medicine: Insights into Precision and Laser Machining Demands

    Machining Medicine: Insights into Precision and Laser Machining Demands

    New capabilities and functionality keep precision and laser machining relevant for orthopedic technologies.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 10.02.17

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Contract Manufacturing | Design | Materials | Prototyping | Research & Development | Supplier & Contract Mfg.
    Back to the Drawing Board: Designing Orthopedic Devices

    Back to the Drawing Board: Designing Orthopedic Devices

    Cost pressures, regulatory hurdles, and novel manufacturing methods challenge orthopedic technology designers' creativity.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 10.02.17

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Materials | OEM News | Spine/Neurology | Supplier & Contract Mfg.
    Distinguished Support: A Review of Spinal Orthopedic Technologies

    Distinguished Support: A Review of Spinal Orthopedic Technologies

    Success and market share in the slow-growing, crowded spinal sector are dependent upon differentiated solutions.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 10.02.17

  • Orthopedic Device Price Strategies: Who Is Going to Pay for It?

    Orthopedic Device Price Strategies: Who Is Going to Pay for It?

    Orthopedic device product innovation and pricing strategy must be closely linked. In orthopedic product development, the most important three questions are: Is there an unmet need that can be answered with an orthopedic device and what is i…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 10.02.17

  • Software & Quality
    Honesty Is the Best Policy: Data Integrity in the Life Sciences

    Honesty Is the Best Policy: Data Integrity in the Life Sciences

    Very few industries see an overlap in big data and ethics like the life sciences. Manufacturers often face the decision between reporting honest test results and those that are favorable. Consequently, altering data is an increasing issue in the life…
    Alexa Sussman, Content Marketing Writer, EtQ 10.02.17

  • Quality, Recalls & Risk  | Regulatory & Legal
    Comparing CGMP Pharma vs. Device:  Subpart A—General Provisions (Part II)

    Comparing CGMP Pharma vs. Device: Subpart A—General Provisions (Part II)

    Despite maintaining a somewhat close professional relationship, the pharmaceutical and medical device industries are complete strangers in many ways. Between product development timelines, innovation, and outsourcing, the two sides lead mostly separa…
    James A. Dunning, Owner, QPC Services LLC 10.02.17