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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®. 

Contract Manufacturer M&A: 2017-3Q18

Merger and acquisition activity is shaping the broader orthopaedic 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—ones that we expect will continue.

Zimmer Biomet’s Apple Watch Collaboration Latest Example of Industry’s Focus on Digital Health

Zimmer Biomet and Apple have co-developed mymobility, an Apple Watch app designed to facilitate connection between hip and knee replacement patients and their surgical care teams. We believe that the announcement is indicative of forthcoming multi-industry digital health collaborations and products that will seek to shape orthopaedic care—primarily in hip and knee recon.

NASS Conversations Reaffirm Spine’s Focus on Additive, Computer-Assisted, Materials

The spine industry is fixated on two concepts: procedure enhancement via surgical assistance technologies and device design via coatings, materials and manufacturing. 

Joint Reconstruction Expected to Continue with Steady Growth

The 1H18 performance of companies that make up ~80% of the joint reconstruction market achieved 4.1% growth vs. 1H17. These companies posted 2.4% growth in 1H17 vs. 1H16. Here is a look at past activity and future predictions for hip, knee and extremities.

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