February 2018 | Volume 2


Both volume and value are important metrics of any business. Saying you are moving from one to the other would make no sense in any other industry, says Mark Froimson, M.D., OMTEC 2018 Keynote and President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Now is the time to take a step back and examine your compliance process (specifically, your data) as EU and other Middle Eastern and Asian countries prepare to require unique device identification.

A former FDA field investigator explains that b y recording actual results, instead of pass/fail, you can track which supplier is best meeting your specification.
OMTEC is the world's only conference exclusively serving the global orthopaedic industry.
Its mission is to educate, connect and empower the people who build orthopaedic products.

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Sensors are the future of orthopaedic devices. Dr. Deborah Munro offers step-by-step guidance on how to work with open-use facilities, many of which are located in orthopaedic hubs, to microfabricate your next product.
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra's research shows that molybdenum-rhenium (MoRe) offers greater strength in smaller implants vs. cobalt chrome, titanium and stainless steel. Startup company MiRus plans to use this proprietary alloy to target spinal and orthopaedic degeneration and deformities.
Episurf Medical is preparing to launch patient-specific Episealer ankle implants. This represents a new direction for the technology, which the company developed to treat damaged knee cartilage.

Manufacturers need not rely on go/no-go gaging methods. With non-contact video and multi-sensor systems, not only can 100% inspection be realized, but speed and throughput can increase. 
The most important job we all face is to manage ourselves. The better job we do of it, the more effective and valuable we are. Learn about three critical aspects of being successful to ensure that you are well-prepared for all that life deals to you.


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