What do you do when an important supplier is merged with another who's not on your approved list? With the recent supplier M&A activity, coupled with the expectation of more to come, all OEMs should prepare for this scenario.
Brazil is the largest market for medical devices in South America and home to about 6,500 hospitals. Brazilian surgeons prefer imported orthopaedic products and, adding to the country's attractiveness, a new regulation may make it easier for companies to enter this market.
A uni knee in the EU, a total hip in the U.S., patient-specific, disposable pedicle screw guides...advancement in additive manufacturing for orthopaedics is robust and global. Read on for a round up of companies that made headlines last year.
Originally designed for jet bearings as a substitute for steel, M.M.A. Tech's MP-1 was recently used in a hip and knee replacement surgery in its home country of Israel. We asked Alisa Buchman, CTO and developer of MP-1, to describe production, properties and the future of the material.
John Lucey, M.D. has been concerned about detection of joint component loosening for decades. As a recently retired orthopaedic surgeon, he returned to research that he started 40 years ago to form Synergistic Biosensors. We sat down with Dr. Lucey to learn more about his technology.