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Key Notes and Takeaways from OMTEC 2019: An overview of the annual orthopedic conference

Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

I had the pleasure of attending the 15th annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC) held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois from June 11 – 13. This conference center and the surrounding areas cater to all types of professionals that travel from all around the world to attend various events throughout the year. OMTEC is labeled as “The world’s only conference exclusively serving the orthopaedic industry.” OMTEC is also recognized as an international conference that facilitates dialogue and partnerships among suppliers, service providers and orthopaedic professionals. This year, more than 1,000 people from 88 unique device companies were in attendance. There is positive growth year over year for total number of attendees and unique device companies that attend. As the orthopedic industry continues to increase and grow revenue each year, the relevance of this conference continues to rise. ..

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Orthopedic Implant Coatings: Current State and a Look into the Future

Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019

Coatings applied onto surfaces of implants have been a mainstay of the medical device industry for a few decades. Coatings serve a number of functions, ranging from enhanced tissue integration with the host, to improved bearing wear performance, and local delivery of therapeutic agents. Orchid remains at the forefront of delivering clinically proven implant coatings to our OEM customers, who are striving to innovate newer technologies for the unmet and anticipated future needs. ..

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Quickly Growing Global Orthopedic Market: Orchid Attends COA Conference in China

Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

While the first three quarters of the year are active with trade shows and industry events in the United States and Europe, November is Orchid’s opportunity to showcase and meet in China. From November 21-24, thousands of surgeons and medical device manufacturers gathered at the largest orthopedic meeting in China to listen to presentations and discuss the growing Chinese orthopedic market at the 13th Annual Congress of Chinese Orthopaedic Association (COA) in the city of Xiamen. ..

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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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Titanium Coating on PEEK Spine Implants

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Orchid’s titanium coating on PEEK differentiates us in the market. The technology was developed at Orchid Switzerland (formerly Alhenia) and is sought after by our customers for spinal implants.

The spine, or vertebral column, is a bony structure formed from the vertebrae. It consists of 24 articulating and 9 fused vertebrae in the sacrum and the coccyx. All the vertebrae are separated with an intervertebral disc composed of cartilage. It plays a very important role as a shock absorber for the impact of the body’s daily activities, and keeps the two vertebrae separated
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Orchid Acquires Alhenia - Strengthens Role as Global Coating Leader

Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Holt, MI - Orchid Orthopedic Solutions ..

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New Trends in Orthopedic Implant Coatings

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015
By Parimal Bapat, Research Engineer ..

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