DEC 2016

Published by ORTHOWORLD Inc., BONEZONE delivers strategic sourcing & product commercialization solutions to orthopaedic device company decision makers and their partners.

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5 BONEZONE • December 2016 6 Industry Update 6 - BONEZONE Supplier News 8 - The Postmarket Surveillance Challenge 10 - 2H16 Study Results Announced 12 - Scientists Engineer Stem Cells to Regrow Cartilage 14 NASS 2016 Recap Surgical assistance, 3D printing and healthcare delivery technologies received significant pre- and post-event buzz. 16 2016: The Year in Products and Services We reflect on launches that fueled momentum across multiple market segments within the year. 66 What Will Leading Supply Chains Look Like in Five Years? Experts recommend technologies and relationships you should consider to support your supply chain strategy. 68 Building Your Bridge to the Island of ISO 13485:2016 Compliance with the new ISO standard requires detailed planning and plenty of time for implementation. These five steps are essential. 74 Additive Manufacturing Experts Talk Quality This OMTEC panel discussed the quality of the technology and the advancements that will make additive a widely-used manufacturing process. 78 The Forgotten Phase of M&A: Mitigating Supply Chain Risks People, inventory, upstream and downstream supply must be considered to diminish risk and ensure uninterrupted supply. 80 Close-up: 2016 M&A Transactions As of December 1, 46 deals had been announced. We review the transactions that boosted the portfolios of the industry's larger players. INDEX OF ADVERTISERS 3 Industry Advisory Board 5 Index of Advertisers 22 Supplier & Service Provider Directory 82 Surgeon's Suite 22 3D Systems – page 13 Apex – page 7 Banner Medical – page 4 Bradshaw Medical – front inside cover Cam Bioceramics – page 73 HPF – page 9 Huron Tool – page 11 OMTEC 2017 - page 65 Orchid Orthopedic Solutions – back outside cover ORTHOWORLD – page 77 Paragon Medical – page 19 Praxis Technology – page 83 Rosler – page 75 Tecomet – pages 20-21 Tegra Medical – 69 Teleflex Medical OEM – page 17 Triangle – page 15 TABLE OF CONTENTS IN EACH ISSUE

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