Additive manufacturing, robotics and Zimmer Biomet's product launches were hot topics at this year's meeting. We've assembled a rundown of key announcements that you may have missed. 

Steven Haas, M.D., MPH, Chief of Knee Service, Hospital for Special Surgery

Modernize the Orthopaedic Supply Chain:
A Surgeon's View

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Bill Tribe, Ph.D., Partner, A.T. Kearney

Orthopaedic Device Industry Business Models: 2020 and Beyond

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UPS on Supply Chain Logistics

Emergo Group on Device Approval in China, Korea

Medical Device Innovation Consortium on Computational Modeling and Simulation
BSI Group on European Device Regulation

GS1 US on the Future of UDI

ICON plc on Cost Effective Postmarket Surveillance

Complete lineup here: OMTEC Agenda.

R&D budgets are expected to receive a boost in 2016 due to the suspension of the 2.3 percent excise tax. DePuy Synthes, Stryker and others announced plans to invest the savings into innovation.
Additive manufacturing, production equivalent designs and a shifting definition of raw materials are influencing the way orthopaedic prototyping is done. Providers from across the segment discuss ways that OEMs can maintain an efficient prototyping process.
Every manufacturer must deal with overstocking, cost containment, product expiration and the loss of sales representatives' time on inventory management. Learn how technology and developing global standards can mitigate these issues in this whitepaper. 
Alphatec Spine, Globus Medical and NuVasive, the three largest pure-play spine companies, announced revised manufacturing strategies last year. We suspect that their strategies are not unique to them.
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