September 2017 | Volume 1

NuVasive intends to transform its global operations and drive efficiencies through the combination of manufacturing, supply chain, information technology, regulatory affairs and quality assurance. 

After a quiet 2016 without much coverage, MPO has reappeared with product launches and study results.

AMB Surgical, Implanet, Materialise, Medicrea, Mighty Oak Medical, Orthofix, SeaSpine...these companies and others are allocating resources to this growing sub-segment.

GE Additive will identify several companies by the end of 2017 to become certified additive production centers.
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CMS is proposing to change its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled payment model and is proposing to cover knee replacement procedures at ASCs.
An SME-published white paper outlines methods that companies can use to conduct studies and set guidelines that could eventually shape standards of care and reimbursement for additively-manufactured products. 
The JointPoint Hip Navigation system is designed for easy integration with the muscle-sparing anterior approach, and offers pre-surgical digital templating, case planning and feedback during a procedure.

If you work closely with a product manager--even if you are a product manager--you may overlook the span and depth of the skills required to be effective.