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SmartTRAK Life Sciences News and Analysis Blog

Thomas Wallick

30+ years’ experience in Consumer and Life Sciences Industry marketing including Orthopedics and Cardiology.

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Meet Shelly Caruso - Market Analyst/Medical Writer

By Thomas Wallick on 11/19/21 10:00 AM

We are pleased to announce that Shelly Caruso has joined the team at SmartTRAK as a Market Analyst/Medical writer. Shelly has 8+ years in clinical healthcare, 4+ years neurosurgical and orthopedic intraoperative nursing working with medical devices at trauma centers and outpatient facilities, including cranial, spine, sports med, total joint and extremity. Shelly has a BA in economics and BSN in nursing and is a certified editor and member of The American Copy Editors Society.

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Meet Amy Johannson - QC Manager

By Thomas Wallick on 11/12/21 9:37 AM

We are pleased to announce that Amy Johannson has joined the team at SmartTRAK as QC Manager. Amy has broad B2B industry experience leading teams in driving quality results across complex projects including previous roles at AutoWeb and Kelley Blue Book.

Meet Amy Johannson:

What is your role with SmartTRAK? I was just brought on board full time as the QC Manager. Prior to this I was a QC Auditor helping to bring consistency to all our Company and product profiles.

What do you like about SmartTRAK? SmartTRAK is one of the most collaborative and supportive environments I’ve ever worked in. Ideas are heard and thoughtfully considered. The level of detail that goes into these profiles is tremendous and it shows the dedication the staff has to their work.

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Recent Advanced Wound Care News & Developments: SAWC Know Before You Go

By Thomas Wallick on 10/26/21 9:30 AM

It's time to get out there again and reconnect. SmartTRAK is excited to be attending SAWC Fall, the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 29-31. Gary Delhougne, our new GM,  Wound, will be representing SmartTRAK at the meeting. Please reach out if you would like to meet with Gary in Nevada and see what SmartTRAK can do for you. We've also put together an overview of the latest AWC news to give you a little head start before you get to Vegas.

At SmartTRAK, we constantly monitor the worldwide MedTech industry, sifting through the noise to present to our subscribers the most relevant international news, patents, trends, new products, financial data and competitor developments in the global Life Sciences industry. The following is just a small sampling of recent Advanced Wound Care related news and updates from around the world compiled, reviewed and posted in real time every day by the expert analysts at SmartTRAK.

Markets:

  • Advanced Medical Solutions*

    AMS announced that they became part of the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) framework in the UK w/ their range of advanced wound care dressings. The agreement covers health and corporate services including, e.g., IT, legal, estates & facilities and business services.

  • Foam Dressings in Europe
    Foam is the leading dressing category in the TOP5 EU countries except for Italy, where antimicrobial dressings head up the market in 2020. France owns 36% of the EU Foam market followed by Germany w/ 22%, UK w/ 14%, Spain w/ 8% and Italy w/ 3%. SmartTRAK Europe Market Reports 

  • Winner Medical*
    Winner Medical reported from their participation in the 85th China International Medical Equipment (Autumn) Expo (CMEF) in Shenzhen, China. Winner exhibited their market areas, mainly wound care and infection prevention, for professional care and home care.<

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Topics: Wound Care
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Meet Jim Petricek - General Manager, Orthobiologics & Regenerative Medicine

By Thomas Wallick on 10/25/21 9:26 AM

We are pleased to announce that Jim Petricek has joined the team at SmartTRAK as General Manager, Orthobiologics and Regenerative Medicine. Jim has 20+ years operational and management consulting experience in orthobiologics and regenerative medicine with roles in product development, marketing and business development, including prior management positions with BioMimetic Therapeutics and Synthes.

Meet Jim Petricek:

What is your role with SmartTRAK? General Manager Orthobiologics and Regenerative Medicine; Lead Analyst Orthobiologics

What do you like about SmartTRAK? I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with SmartTRAK for many years. The group is very knowledgeable in their respective fields, and while I’m sure not every day is bliss, there is a very palpable sense that everyone really enjoys being part of the SmartTRAK team.

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OTA Know Before You Go: Recent Trauma News and Developments

By Thomas Wallick on 10/12/21 9:00 AM

With the fresh scent of optimism in the air, it's time to get out there again and re-connect. SmartTRAK is excited to be attending OTA, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association annual meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, October 20-23. Please reach out if you would like to meet in Ft. Worth and see what SmartTRAK can do for you. We've also put together an overview of the latest trauma news to give you a head start for the meeting.

At SmartTRAK, we constantly monitor the worldwide MedTech industry, sifting through the noise to present to our subscribers the most relevant international news, patents, trends, new products, financial data and competitor developments in the global Life Sciences industry. The following is just a small sampling of recent Trauma related news and updates from around the world compiled, reviewed and posted in real time every day by our SmartTRAK expert analysts.

Patents:

  • JNJ/DePuy Synthes* 

    DePuy Synthes Products’ US Patent Application “Angled Flutes in Cannulated Bone Screws” was published describing a cannulated bone anchor w/ cutting flutes extending to the distal end of the anchor. 20210307800

  • Adaptive Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Nail
    A US Patent Application “ADAPTIVE TIBIOTALOCALCANEAL ARTHRODESIS NAIL - NAIL ADAPTER SYSTEM,” submitted by Amr Abdelgawad of Brooklyn, NY was published describing a tibiotalocalcaneal nail & system that has a plurality of effective interfaces. 20210307794

  • Arthrex was issued US Patent “Low profile dorsal plate” describing devices, systems & methods for direct dorsal fixation of fractures of the distal radius including a low profile dorsal plate. 11,134,996

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SmartTRAK's New Arthroscopic Technologies Module: An Interview with the Analyst

By Thomas Wallick on 10/6/21 10:00 AM

Our Arthroscopic Technologies module launched earlier this year with a big splash.  We interviewed SmartTRAK's Sr. Analyst for Arthroscopic Technologies, Andy Knapik, to learn more about this new offering.

In the following video, Andy discusses what's included in the module and why we're so excited about this addition to the SmartTRAK platform. To request more information, please click here.

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"It is my goal to provide detailed and unrivaled data that will allow SmartTRAK’s subscribing partners to better understand the Arthroscopic Technologies market; helping them make informed decisions on resource allocation and innovation that will ultimately lead to more effective and advanced patient care." Andy Knapik

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SmartTRAK heads to Boston for NASS!

By Thomas Wallick on 9/23/21 9:00 AM

The SmartTRAK team is excited to head to Boston for the North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting. Need better business intelligence? Visit us at Booth 3719. SmartTRAK is the most comprehensive business intelligence platform for the MedTech industry. SmartTRAK's real-time data allows everyone in your organization to tap into the same data to drive strategic consistency and increase collaboration across your enterprise. Watch the video below to learn how SmartTRAK can help.


Planning to go to NASS? SmartTRAK will be represented in Boston by:

  • Julianne Burns, GM, Spine
  • Elise Wolf, VP & GM, Orthopedics
  • Kristina Meyer, CCO
  • Matt Golembeski, Dir. of Sales
  • Joe Mish, Dir. of Sales
  • Tim Patrick, Sr. Manager of Corporate Accounts

Meet with us in Boston to learn more about what's coming down the road, including:

  • Integration: Combine our data with yours and integrate it into your data analytic platform.
  • Customization: Tailor SmartTRAK to match your company's business and create your own business intelligence solution.
  • Expanded Functionality: Drive strategic consistency across your enterprise with user-specific enhancements and increase collaboration across your team

Schedule a meeting today!
We know you're going to love what's coming down the road!

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SmartTRAK Hosts "The State of the Spine Market" Webinar

By Thomas Wallick on 9/13/21 9:49 AM

Register now for SmartTRAK's "The State of the Spine Market" webinar to be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET. Learn from SmartTRAK's General Manager of Spine, Julianne Burns, about the latest trends in the Spine market and how COVID-19 continues to impact the market. 

Agenda:
  • A Look Back: How COVID Impacted the Spine Market in Q1 & Q2
  • Q3 and Beyond: Dealing with Delta and More
  • Market Drivers & Trends
  • Q&A

Registration is free but limited. Sign up now to reserve your spot!

Julianne Burns, Smarttrak's General Manager, Spine, has 15+ years' experience in consulting, market development and marketing in the spine industry, including 7+ years at Medtronic Spinal & Biologics.

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Know Before You Go: AOFAS 2021 in Charlotte, NC

By Thomas Wallick on 9/10/21 11:04 AM

After another difficult year, it's time to get out there and start reconnecting in person. SmartTRAK is excited to be traveling to Charlotte, NC to attend AOFAS at the Charlotte Convention Center, September 21-25.

SmartTRAK will be represented by Natasha Weeks, General Manager, Trauma & Extremities. Natasha is also managing our 3 newest modules, Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric Extremities and Pediatric Spine. If you would like to meet with Natasha while attending the meeting, just click here.

Now that we're back to in-person meetings, it's time to resume our continuing series Know Before You Go, so I sat down and asked Natasha a few questions about what she is looking forward to at AOFAS.

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SmartTRAK's New Pediatric Modules: An Interview with the Analysts

By Thomas Wallick on 9/8/21 10:03 AM

We are excited to announce the addition of the full market view of Orthopedic Pediatrics (US) to the SmartTRAK platform, featuring 3 modules covering Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric Extremities and Pediatric Spine!

Natasha Weeks, General Manager, Trauma & Extremities, will be managing Pediatric Trauma & Extremities and the Spine module will be managed by Julianne Burns, General Manager, Spine.

In the following video, Lindsey Wolejko, SmartTRAK's Director of Marketing, discusses with Natasha and Julianne what's included in each new module and why we're so excited about these additions to the SmartTRAK platform. To request more information about these offerings, please click here.

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