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AAOS Preview: First-Time Exhibitors, New Offerings on the Exhibit Floor

Each year, I invest a few hours studying the AAOS exhibitor list because I’m genuinely interested to know who is participating. Without fail, a few companies will spark my interest because they’re new to me, or because I don’t recall having dug into what they do. Here are 10 companies that have never exhibited at AAOS before…perhaps they are your newest competitor, acquisition target, provider or customer.

Considerations for Expanding in the Japanese Orthopaedic Market

Companies often treat the Japanese market as an afterthought—after they’re established in the U.S. and Europe, they’ll decide what it takes to enter Japan. But as the U.S. market shifts to value-based care and as hospitals consolidate suppliers, and as the EU implements the stricter Medical Device Regulation, the Japanese market may look more attractive.

3 Things to Know about the Japanese Market

What is the size of the Japanese orthopaedic market and its subsegments? What market forces should companies consider in 2019? What are the orthopaedic technology buzzwords in Japan today?

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.

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