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'Where Technology Meets Science': Doctors, Medical Students Take Experimental Medtech For A Spin In Pittsburgh's Center For Surgical Arts
Some big-name device-makers – Medtronic, Stryker, Karl Storz, Siemens and more – are donating expensive capital equipment to the Center for Surgical Arts, a modern teaching lab that boasts 21 bays for training residents and fellows in various types of surgery. The companies are doing this to not only nail down future customers, but to test new devices, as well. The Center also includes a Bose test frame that was used to help clear Alphatec Spine's Solus device with US FDA without a clinical trial. "Those can be multimillion-dollar studies. So, to be able to do that, and to have the FDA feel comfortable with that, is kind of a cool capability," says Dr. Donald Whiting, chair of the Allegheny Health Network Neuroscience Institute.
Stryker launched the Mako robotic arm-assisted total knee arthroplasty system at last week's AAOS annual meeting, making the company the first to offer a surgical robotic technology that covers the total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements. Critics, however, say the clinical outcomes do not necessarily justify the costs. Meanwhile, Stryker's orthopedic rivals, Zimmer Biomet and Smith & Nephew, also sought to highlight their own robotic offerings.
Neocis, an emerging company founded by an Mako Surgical alumni, has won US FDA clearance for its Yomi robotic guidance system, the first of its kind to assist dentists with dental implant procedures. The system is unique in that it offers surgeons both physical and visual guidance and the flexibility to change a preset plan during surgery.
2016 was a year of surprise and change in political circles, but that's nothing new for the medtech industry, which over a number of years has become accustomed to health care systems demanding different and ever-higher levels of service. Smart medtechs have been ahead of the curve, but the whole industry now factors in clients' wider needs in a holistic approach to patient care. Many companies' current M&A policies are already reflecting the changes to come.
- Implantable Devices
Surgical Equipment & Devices
- Minimally or Less Invasive
- Therapeutic Areas
- Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue Disorders
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- Stryker Corp.
- Senior Management
Maurice R Ferre, MD, Chmn., Pres. & CEO
Fritz LaPorte, SVP, Fin. & Admin. & CFO
Ivan Delevic, SVP, Corp. Dev.
Ian Dawson, SVP, Mktg.
Christopher R Marrus, SVP, Sales
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317
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