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Article: Orthopaedic Pediatric Market Draws New Companies, Products

The orthopaedic pediatric space has gained a focused interest from companies large and small. Exhibit hall activity at the North American and European pediatric societies’ joint meeting in early May reaffirmed companies’ market strategies.

Article: Additive Manufacturing, Infection Prevention and Stem Cells Lead New Technology Conversations

Staying abreast of technology advancements can be difficult to do among our daily demands. OMTEC 2017 will bring together surgeons, university researchers and device and supplier company R&D professionals to review multiple orthopaedic...

Article: Building Evidence for Additive Manufacturing: What questions remain?

For additive manufacturing to move from tinkering technology to widely-used process, it’s imperative to prove its long-term benefits. In May, researchers, surgeons, device companies and additive manufacturing suppliers gathered to develop g...

Article: OrthoWorx Launches AcceLinx to Foster Innovation in Orthopaedics

OrthoWorx, a Warsaw, Indiana-based organization that provides support and resources to the region’s orthopaedic industry, has unveiled the AcceLinx initiative to help local entrepreneurs create new devices.

Article: Industry-Wide Pressures Trickle to Hand/Wrist Market

ORTHOPRENEUR spoke to four executives in the hand/wrist market about trends in the segment, from price pressure to commoditization.

Article: Surgeons Offer Wish List of New Technologies

Surgeons from ORTHOPRENEUR’s Editorial Board discuss technologies and techniques they believe could strengthen the orthopaedic industry in 2016 and beyond.

Article: Trauma Market Focuses on New Solutions, Shifts in Care Delivery

Trends in the trauma market span from new technologies and treatment methods to shifts in the healthcare delivery system, according to several device manufacturers.

Article: Surgeon Interest, Clinical Needs Propel Shoulder Market

Four device company representatives discuss requests by surgeons for innovative, smarter and simpler solutions to address clinical needs in the booming shoulder segment.

Article: Surgeon Seeks to Market 3D Printed Implants on Demand

Richard Hurley, M.D. started Conceptualiz in 2012 with the goal of manufacturing 3D surgical planning software. The company’s mission has since shifted to creating software that allows surgeons to design and print their own implants.

Article: Arthroscopy/Soft Tissue Trends Center on Product Ease of Use

Representatives from several arthroscopy/soft tissue companies shared their take on trends and technologies driving growth in the market.

Article: What Will Lead Transformation in Orthopaedics?

What challenges do you face in adopting and inventing new technologies? OMTEC brought together surgeon and industry voices that shined light on product innovation. The conversations spurred even more questions for surgeons.

Article: Surgeon Advice: How to Transition Your Idea from Product Development to Sales

Navigating products through commercialization is just the beginning of your technology’s livelihood. Lee Hunter, M.D. describes how to partner with an outside vendor to develop a comprehensive marketing, sales and distribution strategy to get your...

Article: Amedica Releases Results from CASCADE Clinical Trial: SiNi vs. PEEK

Interim results from the CASCADE clinical trial indicate that silicon nitride composite interbody spinal devices alone, without bone graft or synthetic bone void filler, achieved similar fusion rates and clinical scores as patients implanted with...

Article: Surgeon Develops Reusable Anchor Inserters to Decrease Waste and Cost

How one surgeon approaches the reusable concept to provide an ecological and economical solution for surgery centers.

Article: Four Lessons from Dr. Doug Cerynik of Stabiliz Orthopaedics

Doug Cerynik, M.D. believed that traditional plate and screw systems were not adequately improving bone healing. His assessment resulted in the creation of the Stabiliz plating system and SPL locking screw, as well as the creation of his company,...

Article: What’s Ahead for Healthcare?

What’s ahead for healthcare in the era of digital health, fundraising, crowdfunding and Obamacare? The Consumer Electronics Show and OneMedForum shed some light.

Article: From Product Idea to Commercialization: Orthozon Technologies Discusses its Successful Process

Tired of the clinical challenges presented when using a traditional tube system during spine procedures, Joseph Aferzon, M.D., began designing a new retractor. Impressed with that design, his son, Joshua Aferzon,...

Article: Pre-Flight Checklist: What it Takes to Get an Idea Off the Ground

For most innovators, the first phase of development is the most invigorating. You may feel that the hard work has been done; all that remains is to hammer out a few details. At this point, the work has just begun.

Article: Manufacturing at Home: Advancements in 3D Printing

Advancements in additive manufacturing allow for home and office prototype printing. Entrepreneurial surgeons can benefit from knowing how the rapidly growing sector works in order to produce new technology.

Article: How Intellectual Property Brings Value to an Inventor

Surgeon inventors need to invest in intellectual property. This conversation between an engineer and IP specialists outlines IP strategy, cost and time.

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