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Stryker’s revenues grew 8.1% in 2019, its seventh consecutive year of accelerating organic growth and 40th year of sales growth. All three of the company’s major divisions grew in the high single-digits, led by sales of neurotechnology and spine products.
'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.