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January 21, 2020

Anika Therapeutics Takes Major Step in Strategic Transformation with Acquisition of Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface

Anika Therapeutics Takes Major Step in Strategic Transformation with Acquisition of Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface
With the acquisitions of Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface, Anika looks ready to complete a major step in its five-year strategic plan to become a leader in joint preservation and restoration.

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December 11, 2019

Startup Spotlight: Carmell Therapeutics Takes Regenerative Medicine to the Next Level with Controlled Degradable Biologic

Startup Spotlight: Carmell Therapeutics Takes Regenerative Medicine to the Next Level with Controlled Degradable Biologic
For years, orthobiologics and other forms of regenerative medicine have sought to mimic and enhance the body's natural ability to heal itself. Carmell Therapeutics has a new approach to that end-goal. The company's proprietary process is designed to bind and cross-link regenerative factors in lyophilized platelet-enriched plasma into solid and semi-solid plasma-based materials to accelerate healing in bone, tendon and wound care.
December 11, 2019

Innovation and Surgeon Advocacy Key for Small Company Success in Purchasing & Value Analysis Navigation

Innovation and Surgeon Advocacy Key for Small Company Success in Purchasing & Value Analysis Navigation
Patrick Vega's quarterly column is intended to prompt orthopedic device company thinking beyond price by better understanding the provider environment and by pursuing provider partnerships that convert one-time sales into long-term strategic and trusted partnerships. He explores core elements of hospital value analysis and purchasing, and ways that your sales channel can successfully navigate the processes.

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November 22, 2019

Top 10 Takeaways from Orthopedics in 2019

Top 10 Takeaways from Orthopedics in 2019
As we prepared our 2019 revenue projections for public companies, we took note of the major drivers in orthopedics of late. It was a busy year, with some surprising developments. After considering the stories behind companies' 2019 performance, we offer these 10 takeaways, with specific examples.

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September 27, 2019

Medical Device Industry Stakeholders Seek Permanent Repeal of Medical Device Tax

The Medical Device Manufacturers Association, the Advanced Medical Technology Association, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance and numerous industry stakeholders are asking the U.S. Congress to permanently repeal the 2.3% medical device excise tax.
August 20, 2019

Opportunity in Value-Based Care Lies in Impacting Quality

The mid- to long-term future will require increased evidence to support pricing and value by device companies. It can be contended that broader thinking and strategic response around quality might actually create opportunities for sustained and growing market share for OEMs, as well as greater value for customers-hospitals, physicians and patients.

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May 22, 2019

Capitalize on These Opportunities in the Emerging Outpatient Surgery Market

In this fourth installment of his quarterly column, Patrick Vega of Vizient Advisory Solutions provides a description of ambulatory settings and strategies, and suggests ways that device companies can capitalize on the shift from inpatient surgical settings to hospital outpatient departments, ASCs and outpatient sites of care. Contributors to this article hypothesize that device companies that better understand the outpatient setting can more effectively adapt their products, services and support to meet customer needs.

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