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Developing New Orthopaedic Business Models: 2020 and Beyond

To thrive in the healthcare environment of tomorrow, orthopaedic device companies will need to operate within a greater portion of the supply chain, assisting upstream and downstream customers in finding operational value. This will require companies to forge stronger relationships, focus on internal efficiencies and launch services, not just devices.

Wright’s Dedication to Extremities Strategies Brings Questions of What’s Next

Wright Medical’s divestiture of its large joint portfolio to Corin Orthopaedics officially turns Wright into the extremities company that it set out to become years ago, and leads to the question: What’s next in their M&A strategy?

Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet Enter 2-level Disc and Robotic Markets

Since mid-May, both Medtronic and Zimmer Biomet have announced strategic moves in the 2-level cervical disc replacement and robotic surgery markets. In efforts to invigorate revenue growth, the two have focused on niche technologies that should expand their portfolios—but have yet to prove wide scale. 

Zimmer Biomet Company Profile

Zimmer Biomet claims the second spot among orthopaedic market leaders overall, holding 15% of the industry’s total market share by ORTHOWORLD estimates. The company reported revenue of $1.7 billion for 1Q16, -1.4% vs. 1Q15.

Medtronic Company Profile

Revenue derived from spine and orthobiologics positions Medtronic as the fifth-largest in the orthopaedic industry. The company achieved sales of $2.9 billion in 2015.

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