May 2018 | Volume 1


In addition, the 20 largest device companies (which combined make up 76% of the market) all posted growth in 2017, according to THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY ANNUAL REPORTĀ®.  This is a statement we haven't made for at least the last five years.

The $600MM cash transaction closes in 3Q18, and marks the exit of Integer from the list of top five contract manufacturers serving the orthopaedic industry. MedPlast gains a range of metals manufacturing capabilities as well as design, development and prototyping services.

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Of interest were a deep  dive into the role of advanced data analytics in manufacturing and the future of ceramics in the spine space, according to Medtronic Senior Engineer Ian Dunkley, Ph.D. 
As Paradigm Spine targets ASCs, these two developments could assist the company in market adoption of its novel product that has faced reimbursement hurdles.
Design plays a significant role in adoption and market acceptance of new orthopaedic implants. Therefore, design patents play an important role in a strategically planned IP portfolio.
A competency-based training system includes more than just courses related to job performance. It identifies the level of competence required for different levels of performance within a given work function, which can be established and measured against data trends and opportunities.


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