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  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Design | Prototyping | Research & Development | Supplier & Contract Mfg.
    Bringing Conceptual Design to Life Through Prototypes

    Bringing Conceptual Design to Life Through Prototypes

    OEMs seek to address speed to market and manufacturability considerations through prototype solutions.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 11.21.17

  • Physician, Reinvent Thyself: A Look at Surgeon Inventors

    Physician, Reinvent Thyself: A Look at Surgeon Inventors

    Follow the stories of two orthopedic surgeons who realized unmet clinical needs and brought them to life.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 11.21.17

  • Medtech Mettle: A Year in Review

    Medtech Mettle: A Year in Review

    Steely resolve and resolutions helped the orthopedic industry survive a politically tumultuous year.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 11.21.17


  • Bracing/Prosthetics
    Outsmarting the Laws of (Mother) Nature

    Outsmarting the Laws of (Mother) Nature

    There seems to be no limit to device intelligence these days. Better brainpower has permeated practically every aspect of modern life, easing such mundane tasks as vacuuming, cooking, dieting, home surveillance, and indoor climate control, among o…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 11.21.17

  • Large Joint | Market Data & Trends
    An Update on U.S. Obesity and Its Impact on Hip, Knee Transplants

    An Update on U.S. Obesity and Its Impact on Hip, Knee Transplants

    The global obesity epidemic continues to grow. In 2016, it was estimated that greater than 39 percent of adults1 (up from 35.7 percent of adults2) are obese (Table 1). Obesity can bring a quadruple whammy of co-morbidities including cardiovascular di…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 11.21.17

  • The Final Four: My Top Headlines for 2017

    The Final Four: My Top Headlines for 2017

    In a year of political and social discord, international conflict, and natural disasters, the big news in the medical device industry really didn’t make headlines—even within our sector. But as 2017 comes to a close, I consider fee hikes,…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 11.21.17


  • Quality, Recalls & Risk  | Software & Quality
    Managing Deviations and Adequately Recording Failures

    Managing Deviations and Adequately Recording Failures

    According to the ECA Academy, managing deviations and Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs) are still the focus of inspectorates. The summaries of their observations show deficiencies relating to quality systems are by far the most frequently obs…
    Emily Ysaguirre, Content Marketing Writer, EtQ 11.21.17

  • Quality, Recalls & Risk
    A Risk-Based Approach to QMS: ISO 13485:2016 Requirements

    A Risk-Based Approach to QMS: ISO 13485:2016 Requirements

    Among numerous major changes contained within the revised ISO 13485:2016 standard, a risk-based approach is perhaps the most notable alteration affecting all areas of the quality system. The 2003 version of the standard addressed risk management in r…
    Bryan Brosseau, RAC, Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Secure BioMed Evaluations 11.21.17

  • Materials
    ‘Bulletin Board Material’ Spurs Advancements

    ‘Bulletin Board Material’ Spurs Advancements

    Most sports fans are familiar with the phrase “bulletin board material.” It seems to be a favorite topic for sports reporters to bring up with coaches and players when someone from the opposing team makes derogatory comments. Those commen…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 11.21.17


  • Breaking News | International  | OEM News | Supplier & Contract Mfg.
    Medica/Compamed 2017 Coverage

    Medica/Compamed 2017 Coverage

    ODT's editorial team is on location at the event providing insights via sister site, MPO.
    ODT Staff 11.14.17

  • Simple Water Test Could Prevent Crippling Bone Disease

    Simple Water Test Could Prevent Crippling Bone Disease

    Color-changing test would make significant impact in prevention of skeletal fluorosis.
    Videos University of Bath 11.14.17

  • Large Joint
    24/7 Coaching and Monitoring of TKR Patients at Home

    24/7 Coaching and Monitoring of TKR Patients at Home

    Claris Reflex device saves providers both time and money by improving patient compliance.
    Videos GlobeNewswire 11.08.17

  • Breaking News | Biocompatibility & Testing | Financial & Deals | Supplier & Contract Mfg.
    Sterigenics International Acquires Toxikon’s European Laboratory Business

    Sterigenics International Acquires Toxikon’s European Laboratory Business

    Purchase creates a global extractables and leachables lab testing platform to serve the medical device industry.
    Sterigenics International LLC 11.02.17

  • Imaging | Software & Quality | Spine/Neurology
    Virtual Reality Reduces Phantom Pain in Paraplegics

    Virtual Reality Reduces Phantom Pain in Paraplegics

    The experimental setup involves a pair of dummy legs, a camera, virtual reality goggles, and two rods.
    Videos EPFL 10.31.17

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | MIS/Robotics

    'Just-in-Time' 3D Printed Implants Set to Transform Bone Cancer Surgery

    Custom parts to be printed in real time.
    Videos RMIT University 10.30.17