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How the EU’s MDR Will Impact Your Supply Chain

The forthcoming EU Medical Device Regulation will impact your supply chain, both in manufacturing and distribution. You must talk with your partners now to ensure that you possess the information you need from themand they from youto meet regulatory requirements, your timeline for CE Market Approval and critical considerations for audits. Mike Wolf, Director of Solutions Delivery at Maetrics, outlines some talking points for you and your suppliers.

Contract Manufacturer M&A: 2017-3Q18

Merger and acquisition activity is shaping the broader orthopedic supply chain base, with contract manufacturers of all sizes transforming in the last decade to keep pace with their scaling device company customers. We've identified three M&A trends in this portion of the market.

Contract Manufacturing Market Primed for Growth

The orthopaedic contract manufacturer market comprises hundreds of companies that serve orthopaedic device manufacturers and, in many cases, other contract manufacturers. We estimate that revenue for this market reached $5 billion in 2017, +7.6% or $360 million from 2016, as published in THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY ANNUAL REPORT.

Spine Company M&A Picks Up in 3Q18

We've tracked 31 mergers and acquisitions in the spine space from 2017 through mid-September 2018...with eight of them happening in just the last four weeks. The global spine market comprises nearly 300 companies; players need broad portfolios or novel technologies to vie for market share today.