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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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SmartTRAK Cited in Smith & Nephew Meniscal Repair Press Release

Posted 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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Topics: Orthopedics-OrthoBio

SmartTRAK Attending OSET - Orthopaedic Summit in Las Vegas

Posted 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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Topics: SmartTRAK Conferences

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

Posted 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.

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Topics: Sports Medicine

SmartTRAK Publication ALert: Q118 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Results

Posted 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: 

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Topics: Orthopedics-Soft Tissue Fixation

SmartTRAK's Final 2017 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Financial Results

Posted 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:

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Topics: Orthopedics-Soft Tissue Fixation

Ziptek's Resorbable Suture Button for Soft Tissue Repair

Posted 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. 

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Topics: Orthopedics-Soft Tissue Fixation

Catalyst OrthoScience Rethinks Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Posted by Kristina Meyer on 12/21/17 5:48 PM

Catalyst OrthoScience speaks with SmartTRAK at the Orthopedic Summit Meeting (OSET) 2017 regarding the Company’s next generation total shoulder solution and its strategy for competing with the big players in this space

The Catalyst CSR Total Shoulder System is the result of the visionary insight of Steven Goldberg, MD, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and shoulder specialist, who devised the next generation, higher precision, less-invasive total shoulder solution with a greatly simplified method of implant placement. In 2011, Dr. Goldberg began development of the revolutionary implant with the new shape and created prototypes using a 3D printing service. Armed with two U.S. provisional patents and positive feedback from several prominent shoulder specialists, the Catalyst CSR Total Shoulder System was born.

Click on the video below to view SmartTRAK’s interview with Dr. Steven Goldberg, Founder & CMO, of Catalyst OrthoScience recorded live at the OSET meeting 2017.  (04:02 minutes)

 

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Topics: Orthopedics-Total Joints

SmartTRAK Publication Alert: Q317 Orthopedics Soft Tissue Fixation Quarterly Market Recap

Posted by Kristina Meyer on 12/19/17 2:24 PM

Q317 Soft Tissue Fixation Market: Flat Growth vs Q217

The Soft Tissue Fixation Market saw flat QoQ growth in Q317, as a mix of supply chain issues, increasing competition, specialized sales forces and seasonality caused the major players to take one step forward and one step backward during the quarter.

By Kristina Meyer, Sr Analyst, Sports Medicine

Although soft tissue fixation growth in the US was up YoY, growth was nearly flat as compared with Q217. In a specialty where many surgeries are elective, seasonality plays a part. Case volumes often dip during summer months as both surgeons and patients take vacations. In contrast, case volumes typically rebound heavily in Q4 as deductibles renew the first of each year. Most of the major players in the soft tissue fixation market, including  Arthrex Smith & Nephew  (SNN),  Zimmer Biomet  (ZBH) and CONMED Linvatec (CNMD) took one step forward in Q317 and one step back. 

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Topics: Orthopedics-Soft Tissue Fixation

Trice Medical: Revolutionizing Orthopedic Diagnostics

Posted by Kristina Meyer on 12/17/17 10:01 PM

At the 2017 Orthopedic Summit (OSET) meeting in Las Vegas, Mark Foster, Trice Medical’s Chief Commercialization Officer and VP of Worldwide Sales, spoke with SmartTRAK's Kristina Meyer about the Company’s revolutionary new technology that is improving the way orthopedic injuries are diagnosed. Trice Medical’s newest product, mi-eye 2, is a fully disposable, integrated camera (the size of a 14-gauge needle) with plug-and-play technology that is FDA cleared to provide illumination and visualization during diagnostic and operative arthroscopic and endoscopic procedures. These procedures can be performed in the clinic setting and provide patients with immediate and definitive diagnoses while significantly reducing the overall cost to the healthcare system.

A transcript of SmartTRAK’s interview with Trice Medical is below, as is the video interview, recorded live at the 2017 OSET meeting: (11:27 min.) 

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Topics: Orthopedics-Trauma

One Stop Shop Strategy Drives Orthopedic 2017 Product Trends

Posted by Kristina Meyer on 10/31/17 4:03 PM

SmartTRAK Analysis Article

In 2017 companies are showcasing new initiatives and products designed to round out their portfolios and help them gain market share by becoming a one stop shop for providers. Read three big trends from SmartTRAK. 

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Topics: Orthopedic

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