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Generic, Value-Priced Implants: What's the Difference?

The number of generic, low-cost manufacturers continues to grow, as does the pressure from hospitals for orthopaedic departments to lower expenses. Still, the industry has been slow to adopt this model. ORTHOPRENEUR queried two of these manufacturers, Emerge Medical and Empower Spine, to better understand how they define themselves, how they handle industry challenges and how they drive price and innovation.

Question #1: Generic, low-cost manufacturing, low-cost sales: What’s the difference among these names? Is there a preference? Read on.