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  • Breaking News | Large Joint | OEM News | Regulatory & Legal
    First U.S. Lawsuit Filed Against DePuy-Synthes for Attune Knee Replacement Failure

    First U.S. Lawsuit Filed Against DePuy-Synthes for Attune Knee Replacement Failure

    9 prominent orthopedic surgeons reported they have encountered an unusually high-rate of premature failures of the system.
    PR Newswire 09.18.17

  • Breaking News | Financial & Deals | OEM News | Spine/Neurology
    NuVasive Acquires Vertera Spine

    NuVasive Acquires Vertera Spine

    NuVasive invests in advanced materials science portfolio with first-of-its-kind porous PEEK technology.
    PR Newswire 09.08.17

  • Bracing/Prosthetics | Quality, Recalls & Risk  | Regulatory & Legal | Software & Quality | Supplier & Contract Mfg.
    PLM Software Offers a Step Forward in Prosthetics Development

    PLM Software Offers a Step Forward in Prosthetics Development

    BionX meets time-to-market, compliance, and efficiency goals to produce the world’s only active prosthetic foot.
    Online Exclusives Alaine Portnoy, Senior Marketing Manager, Omnify Software 09.06.17


  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Bracing/Prosthetics | Extremities | Instruments | Large Joint | Materials | Spine/Neurology
    3D Metal Printing Opportunities in Orthopedic Device Manufacturing

    3D Metal Printing Opportunities in Orthopedic Device Manufacturing

    Technology contributes to the ushering in of personalized implants and devices.
    Online Exclusives Ed Potoczak, Director of Industry Relations, IQMS 09.01.17

  • Breaking News | Spine/Neurology
    Brain-Computer Interface & Virtual Avatar Help Control Gait

    Brain-Computer Interface & Virtual Avatar Help Control Gait

    Researchers demonstrate non-invasive method can help people re-learn to walk.
    Videos Jeannie Kever, University of Houston 08.24.17

  • Large Joint | OEM News
    Putting the Patient First in Implant Development

    Putting the Patient First in Implant Development

    An orthopedic device manufacturer takes a patient-centric approach to device development.
    Online Exclusives Sean Fenske, Editor 08.23.17


  • Breaking News | 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Biologics | International
    New Artificial Bone Graft Design Can Be Custom Printed

    New Artificial Bone Graft Design Can Be Custom Printed

    Research examines potential of artificial bones made with 3D printer.
    University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus 08.17.17

  • Biologics | Bracing/Prosthetics | Extremities | Imaging | Instruments | Large Joint | OEM News | Spine/Neurology | Trauma/Sports
    Top 10 Global Orthopedic Device Firms

    Top 10 Global Orthopedic Device Firms

    This year’s Top 10 company report illuminated a number of trends within the orthopedic market.
    Sean Fenske, Editor; Michael Barbella, Managing Editor; Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 08.15.17

  • Perspective (Trends at the Top 2017): Findings of the Top 10

    Perspective (Trends at the Top 2017): Findings of the Top 10

    Time breeds perspective if you stare at something long enough. I’ve been staring at the medical device industry since 1999. At that time, the first “trend” I observed was the industry reacting to the threat of Y2K. (I’d ventur…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 08.15.17


  • Market Data & Trends
    Changing Administrations and the Strategy for Value-Based Growth in Medtech

    Changing Administrations and the Strategy for Value-Based Growth in Medtech

    In 2013, the U.S. medtech business turned the corner with improving revenue trends. The roll-out of Obamacare has stimulated growth in hospital admissions and other new systems of healthcare utilization at sites of care that didn’t exist before…
    Maria Shepherd , President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 08.15.17

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Prototyping
    Pro Tips for Prototypes: The Smart Way to Manage Device Iterations

    Pro Tips for Prototypes: The Smart Way to Manage Device Iterations

    There’s something about hitting the prototype stage of the development cycle that makes everything finally seem real. This is the point at which there is finally an object to hold in your hands—a physical representation of the vision, inv…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 08.15.17

  • Regulatory & Legal
    Comparing cGMP Pharma vs. Device: Subpart A – General Provisions

    Comparing cGMP Pharma vs. Device: Subpart A – General Provisions

    Since they are both part of the healthcare industry, you’d think pharmaceutical and medical device companies would have a better understanding of each other’s current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) requirements. Think again. Despite…
    James A. Dunning, Owner, QPC Services LLC 08.15.17

  • Quality, Recalls & Risk  | Software & Quality
    4 FAQs: Medical Device Single Audit Programs

    4 FAQs: Medical Device Single Audit Programs

    Audits and inspections are essential parts of medical device manufacturing. Yes, they can be a pain point for many organizations since they require a lot of preparation and may happen unexpectedly. But they are an essential way to keep manufacturers…
    Alexa Sussman, Content Marketing Writer, EtQ 08.15.17

  • Incorporating Payer Requirements into the Development Process

    Incorporating Payer Requirements into the Development Process

    With the current U.S. healthcare payer system, planning for payment during the development process is critical. Early assessment of payer requirements is key to selling a device after U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. (Note, this col…
    Bryan Brosseau, RAC, Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Secure BioMed Evaluations 08.15.17

  • An Outsourcing Focus in San Diego

    An Outsourcing Focus in San Diego

    The MPO Summit travels to southern California for sun, surf, networking, and industry insights.
    Sean Fenske , Editor 08.15.17