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How to Maximize Innovation and Product Launches with a Tight R&D Budget

Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018

With a new year quickly approaching, medical device OEMs are establishing their budgets for 2019. It’s a time when OEMs start feeling financial pressures, such as from payers of orthopedic products and services. These payers for instance, are trying to reduce health care costs, which puts constraints on how much they’re willing to pay for orthopedic products. When companies face revenue and profitability pressures, they recognize a need to cut costs.  ..

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Spine September: Orchid Employees Reflect on NASS and EUROSPINE Meetings

Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018

The month of September consisted of saying goodbye to summer, hello to fall weather, and for the orthopedic industry, preparing for two of the largest events in the spine industry. The events each had educational sessions for medical professionals and expo halls for medical device OEMs and manufacturing companies to display their products and services. Device companies, surgeons and spine professionals gathered in Barcelona, Spain for the EUROSPINE Annual Meeting. The following week they traveled to Los Angeles, CA for the 33rd Annual North American Spine Society (NASS) Meeting.  ..

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7 Facts You Should Know About Orchid Design

Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018

Orchid Design, Orchid’s product design and development division, was founded in 2004 out of the realized need for contract design and development within the orthopedic industry. Nearly 15 years later, the team has exceeded its initial goals and continues to grow. As the market has evolved, we envision even more creative business collaborations with customers and the need to drive manufacturing cost out of products through Design for Manufacturing. ..

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5 Trends in Orthopedic Product Design: An Outsourcing Partner’s Perspective

Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018

With advances in technology as the medical device market and regulations change, there have been shifts in the approach to orthopedic product design. We talked to some of our internal experts about the trends that they have noticed. Our team works with OEMs both through contract design and contract manufacturing and they have an inside look at current trends in the industry. Here is what they have been noticing lately: ..

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5 Opportunities You Miss When You Don't Incorporate Design for Inspection

Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) has increasingly been the focus of conversations between Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Contract Manufacturers Organizations (CMOs) when creating a new product. Design for Inspection (DFI), however, is often overlooked, and is just as important as DFM in our highly regulated and cost challenged industry.  If you don’t consider DFI in the early stages of design, you risk losing its multiple benefits.  ..

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Orchid Recognizes Employees at Annual Vrabel Awards

Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

It’s a time to recognize Orchid employees who have contributed significantly to sales growth, gone the extra mile to maintain positive customer relations and have displayed exceptional leadership. It honors employees who model and exemplify Orchid’s core values. This is Orchid’s Annual Sales Awards: The Vrabels.  ..

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Inside the Orthopedic Market’s Biggest Event: The AAOS Annual Meeting

Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018

People from around the world traveled to New Orleans for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting. Among the 25, 400 total people in attendance, someof them were Orchid employees who had never been to the event before, including Orchid Design Product Development Engineer Nikki Sroka, Program Manager Brian Sharp, and Technical Sales Director at Orchid’s Suzhou, China Facility, Warren Zhang.  ..

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Orchid Observes Training Exercises for the Local Fire Department

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

On Thursday, March 15, employees from Orchid’s Lansing location were excited to provide a training location for our local firefighters! Orchid purchased a structure and offered it to the Delhi Township Fire Department for training exercises. ..

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Reflecting on our 2017 Highlights

Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018
Orchid is excited to meet and exceed our goals in 2018, and it’s important to reflect on some of our most memorable moments from 2017. It was another year of following our core values, giving back to our communities and making an impact. Here are some of our favorite moments from the past year. ..

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My Journey with Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Last year around this time, I was delivering my sister’s lunch to her at work. She had forgotten it earlier that day, and the bank she worked at was right on my way to work. While I was there, I ran into an acquaintance and we began to catch up about where we were in life and what our goals and aspirations were. I mentioned that I was pursuing a career in the medical sales field and told him I was struggling to find connections in the field. Our brief conversation ended and I went about my day thinking nothing of it. Little did I know, that conversation would be the kick-start to my career!  ..

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