August 2016 | Volume 2

This year, suppliers and service providers who primarily serve OEMs claim ~25% of the NASS exhibit floor. Use this list and these ideas to bolster your NASS strategy.

The varied aspects of device testing can be unfamiliar ground, and standards are often vague. If you make the decision to contract out, consider your supplier's expertise and ability to advise, confidentiality in handling your results, cost and more.

In order to turn their spine revenue back to black, Medtronic and Zimmer Biomet are demonstrating the need to steer away from commoditized products by leading in what are presumed to be future markets of growth.
Adverse event testing takes into account some of the worst case scenarios that an orthopaedic implant may experience in order to reduce the effects of potential issues. 
From the archives:

High risk suppliers (custom components or unique or critical services, such as sterilization) should have a written agreement in place to assure that ongoing mitigation and improvement are always part of decision-making.

June 14-15 | Chicago


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