January 2019 | Volume 2


This list recognizes companies from Alaska, India, Ireland and South Korea whose products serve spine to sports medicine market segments.
FDA announced changes to keep up with new technologies and more sophisticated approaches to healthcare, taking aim at older predicates.

Orchid, the second largest orthopaedic device contract manufacturer, grew revenues to more than $315MM, by our estimates, under ownership by Altor.

Important Dates

January 31
Ads due for the March Issue
. Bonus
Distribution at AAOS.

February 1
Abstracts due for Exhibitor
In-Booth Presentations.

February 21
Attendee Registration opens
for OMTEC 2019!!!

One test-case will bring together DJO, DePuy Synthes, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Zimmer Biomet and the  American Joint Replacement Registry.
The transaction complements U.S. sales of Kyocera's FDA-cleared total hip and brings access to spine products--a new market segment for the company..

An additive manufacturing software company decreased implant build time by 40% with its own technology platform and Renishaw's RenAM 500Q powder bed fusion printer.

ARAI is a surgical navigation system that provides patient-specific 3D anatomical visualization for pre-op planning, intra-op guidance and post-op data analytics. 
Featured White Paper:

You need not rely on go/no-go gaging methods. With non-contact video and multi-sensor systems, 100% inspection can be realized and speed/throughput can increase. 
From the Archives:
There isn't a one-size-fits-all concept for auditing suppliers. You should develop a frequency for audits based on science and knowledge of your product/use risk levels.

Search orthopaedic suppliers by capability, certification and geographic region. Notice the OMTEC badge for those companies exhibiting in June, and begin to set up your meetings!