Medical Devices

The 2019 Top 10 Global Orthopedic Device Firms

(ODT) – Though 2018 featured no megamergers, the orthopedic industry wasn’t quiet. After investing heavily in Israeli robotic spine surgery firm Mazor Robotics, Medtronic bought the firm for $1.7 billion. Stryker nabbed complex spine company K2M for $1.4 billion to bolster its struggling spine business […]

Digital Health

The Future of (Digital) Surgery

(MD+DI) – Hospitals are replacing antiquated surgical spaces with new operating suites to better support outpatient surgery, minimally invasive techniques, and digital and technological innovations. Robotic surgical systems and imaging technologies like surgical navigation systems are projected to become ubiquitous. […]

Business

Look Out Mako, Here Comes Rosa

(MD+DI) – An industry analyst expects Zimmer Biomet’s Rosa Knee robotic system to represent a formidable competitor to Stryker’s Mako Knee after the Rosa Knee’s full launch later this year. However, both Mako and Rosa have their strengths and weaknesses, and neither is clearly superior, the analyst said. […]