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Kristina Meyer

Senior Analyst Sports Medicine: 12+ years' experience in marketing, field marketing and professional education, with a concentration on Sports Medicine. Marketing and Sales Management roles at Smith & Nephew and Stryker Sports Medicine.

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H119 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Recap: Solid Growth

By Kristina Meyer on 9/19/19 10:16 AM

Strategy and focus in Sports Medicine for H119

Looking back on the first half of 2019, SmartTRAK reported solid growth, +3.9% in the US and +3.2% WW, across the board in the Soft Tissue Fixation Market. After several years of acquisitions within the Sports Medicine Market, the major players are all able to boast about well-rounded portfolios and the ability to compete in a majority of the Sports Medicine subspecialties. Subspecialty focus, strategy and shifts in market share are now becoming the keys to success in this market. Industry meetings such as American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) revealed...

Among the many topics covered in the H119 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Recap* are:

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Smith & Nephew Cites SmartTRAK in Meniscal Knee Repair Press Release

By Kristina Meyer on 7/22/19 1:51 PM

SmartTRAK was cited once again as a trusted source for data in a press release from Smith & Nephew entitled "Smith & Nephew meniscal knee repair technology delivers 0% re-operation rate and 100% meniscal healing at six months shows first ever study of horizontal cleavage tears".

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Q418/FY18 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Recap

By Kristina Meyer on 4/29/19 11:29 AM

The top Sports Medicine competitors are making moves

The consolidation within the Sports Medicine market over the past four years has allowed several of the top players to build upon their growing portfolio and make moves within the market.  While Arthrex continues to lead with innovation, Smith and Nephew is focused on the healing capabilities within its shoulder portfolio.  New-ish CEO Namal Nawana has set the tone of acquisitions across all of SNN’s franchises to enhance SNN’s portfolio and fill gaps in their bag. Stryker is reaping the benefits of their acquisitions and becoming a viable competitor in the hip arthroscopy market.  Zimmer Biomet and CONMED appear to be making a comeback in the Sports market with strong leadership, consistency and a launch into new areas of Sports Medicine...

Among the many topics covered in the Q418/FY18 Soft Tissue FixationMarket Recap are:

Topics: Orthopedics
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Strong Q318 for Soft Tissue Fixation: SmartTRAK Market Recap

By Kristina Meyer on 1/18/19 9:30 AM

Well-rounded portfolios leading to strong Q318 for Soft Tissue Fixation

SmartTRAK reports that the continued rounding out of portfolios is leading to some commoditization in the market, but also allowing companies to capitalize on the strength of their sales forces in new portions of the Sports Medicine Market. High single and double-digit growth reported...

Among the many topics covered in the Q318 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Recap are:

Topics: Orthopedics
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SmartTRAK Cited in Smith & Nephew Meniscal Repair Press Release

By Kristina Meyer on 12/20/18 9:30 AM

SmartTRAK was cited as a source in a press release from Smith & Nephew entitled "Smith & Nephew expands opportunity in meniscal repair through acquisition of unique and highly complementary technology."

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SmartTRAK Attending OSET - Orthopaedic Summit in Las Vegas

By Kristina Meyer on 11/20/18 12:07 PM

SmartTRAK is excited to be attending OSET - the 2018 Orthopaedic Summit- on December 5-8 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kristina Meyer, Senior Analyst, Sports Medicine will be representing BioMedGPS SmartTRAK at the conference.

During the conference, we are inviting a select few attendees to take part in a complimentary, private “Ask the Analyst” session with our Sports Medicine Expert, Kristina Meyer at the SmartTRAK Booth,  # 326, at OSET.

What can you talk to Kristina about? Here’s what others have asked in the past:

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Behind the Curtain: A Closer Look at Growth Drivers in the Sports Medicine Market

By Kristina Meyer on 7/9/18 2:46 PM

SmartTRAK looks behind the curtain at the interplay of factors truly driving growth in the US Soft Tissue Fixation Market.

With the US Soft Tissue Fixation Market worth an estimated $1.5B, SmartTRAK looked behind industry’s curtain at the interplay of factors driving the 5.3% CAGR in the sports medicine market to see what’s truly driving growth in the market. Does clinical research drive product development? Or does industry develop and market products that drive usage followed by studies that measure their efficacy? From aggressive marketing campaigns to company compensation plans to sole source agreements, there is an increasing number of factors driving the soft tissue fixation market outside of research and clinical findings.

Topics: Orthopedics
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SmartTRAK Publication ALert: Q118 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Results

By Kristina Meyer on 6/21/18 9:00 AM

SmartTRAK, the leading source of competitive life sciences intelligence used by the top ten global orthopedic & wound care companies, has published its Q118 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Recap.

Seasonality slowed Soft Tissue Fixation market growth, but the addition of biologics to RC repair implants makes the future promising. The US soft tissue fixation market continued to grow at 3.3% YoY...

Among the many topics covered in the full Q118 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Recap are: 

Topics: Orthopedics
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SmartTRAK's Final 2017 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Financial Results

By Kristina Meyer on 4/16/18 9:44 AM

Pricing pressure and commoditization slows Soft Tissue Fixation Market but 2017 still finishes strong

SmartTRAK, the leading source of competitive life sciences intelligence used by the top ten global orthopedic & wound care companies, has published its 2017 US Soft Tissue Market Recap and Financial Dashboard.

Among the many topics covered in the Q417/FY17 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Recap are:

Topics: Orthopedics
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Ziptek's Resorbable Suture Button for Soft Tissue Repair

By Kristina Meyer on 2/2/18 9:00 AM

Taking on the orthopedic soft-tissue repair market with a novel, zip-tie inspired platform for knotless tissue repair and attachment

With the zip tie as inspiration, Sarasota, FL-based start-up Ziptek, LLC hopes to revolutionize the soft-tissue repair industry with a novel, self-locking, resorbable suture button for soft-tissue repair designed to facilitate natural tissue regeneration, strengthen the repair, and provide an alternative to knotless anchor devices in the US market for orthopedic soft tissue fixation, which is projected to reach over $1.8B by 2021E. 

Topics: Orthopedics
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