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ORTHOWORLD Concludes OMTEC 2011, its Orthopaedic Conference Offering Commercialization Solutions for Industry Professionals

Orthopaedic Industry Achievers from leading OEM and Supplier Companies in Attendance

CHAGRIN FALLS, OH--(Marketwire – June 16, 2011) - ORTHOWORLD Inc., leading producer of strategic intelligence for the orthopaedic industry, concluded OMTEC 2011, the 7th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference. Held June 15-16 in Chicago, Illinois, OMTEC is the first and predominant conference of its kind and boasts representation from leading OEM and supplier companies from across the nation and around the world, such as Biomet, Bradshaw Medical, Exactech, Greatbatch Medical, K2M, Millstone Medical Outsourcing, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, Smith & Nephew, Solvay Specialty Polymers, Tornier, Wright Medical and more.

OMTEC's opening keynote presenter, Dr. Marshall Steele, board certified orthopaedic surgeon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Marshall Steele & Associates, discussed the potential opportunities created by surgeons and hospitals aligning their incentives and speaking with one voice. Dr. Steele posed a challenge to industry to engage in the propogation of new solutions through hospital relationships and thus engender superior performance for all stakeholders, from industry to patient.

Today, Don Urbanowicz, former Stryker executive, leveraged his successful 30-year industry track record to deliver insights into the post-recession, post-reform climate and the impact and opportunities expected over the next five years.

A robust lineup of lectures and workshops complemented the keynotes by providing time- and money-saving tools and disciplines for speedy adoption in the workplace. Sessions covered critical issues relative to FDA, CE Marking, clinical evaluation, high speed innovation, supply chain management and more.

"OMTEC consistently attracts industry achievers," explained April Bright, General Manager of ORTHOWORLD. "Those who attend OMTEC understand that investments in education and personal relationships yield return, even in the absence of regulatory, political or economic certainty."

www.omtecexpo.com delivers complete details on the acclaimed educational lineup and more than 130 of the industry's foremost orthopaedic suppliers and service providers.

Founded in 1992, ORTHOWORLD is the only producer of strategic intelligence in the world solely focused on the global orthopaedic market. Its singular mission is helping orthopaedic companies and individuals improve their performance.


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