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SmartTRAK's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

1/6/20 2:58 PM

2019 Top Blog PostsIt was a busy year, and SmartTRAK, the leading provider of real-time market data, analysis and advisory services for the orthopedic, wound, regenerative medicine and neuro therapies markets, covered all the key industry happenings in 2019, providing comprehensive industry coverage of the latest trends, news, intel and interviews most important to you.

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Here are SmartTRAK's Top 10 blog posts of the past year with two bonus posts, because at SmartTRAK we always strive to deliver more than what's expected!

1) Robotics Front & Center at the Orthopedic Design & Technology  Center 
    by Elise Wolf, 7/19/19

Robotic-assisted surgery was a hot topic of discussion at this year’s ODT Forum. SmartTRAK Senior Analyst for Computer-Assisted Surgery, Elise Wolf, participated in a panel discussion entitled “Tech Talk: An Overview of the Growing Role of Additive Manufacturing and Robotic Surgery”...Read More

2) Total Joints Top Trends to Watch 2019: Care vs Value
     by Lisa Mahan, 11/4/19

So what did we see in store for the Total Joints Market? Overall, the theme heading into the new year could be summed up as “Improved Care, Proven Value.” Here are some of the trends we predicted would be worth watching...Read More

3) EWMA 2019: Insights and Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 
     by Susan Paquette, 7/30/19

In many ways, the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) annual meeting is a microcosm of the latest wound care trends in Europe and provides a glimpse of what’s on the horizon in the worldwide (WW) market for Advanced Wound Care (AWC)...Read More

4) Spinal Cord Stimulation: Top Trends to Watch in 2019 and Beyond
    by Anne Staylor, 1/15/19

Anne Staylor, SmartTRAK Managing Editor and Dir. of Advanced Technologies, gives her predictions for the top technology and market trends to watch in SCS for 2019 and beyond...Read More

5) Orthobiologics: Top Trends to Watch in 2019 and Beyond
    by Kim French, 10/28/19

So what did we see in store for Orthobiologics? Here are SmartTRAK’s predictions for the top market and technology trends to watch...Read More

6) SNIS 2019: An Interview with Corindus Vascular Robotics
    by Anne Staylor, 11/1/19

Executives from Corindus Vascular Robotics discuss the Company’s plans and strategies for improving stroke care in an interview with SmartTRAK at SNIS 2019...Read More

7) Spine Acquisition Update
    by Julianne Burns, 5/10/19

Med device giants were scooping up innovative technologies, and the Spine market is bustling with activity, with two notable acquisitions...Read More

8) TOBI 2019 Update: Issues & Trends in Orthobiologics
     by Freddy Buntoum, 11/11/19

Here's a look at some of the key trends and takeaways in Orthobiologics from the 10th PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium, hosted by TOBI, that are still prevalent today...Read More

9) Extremities Trends: 2019 and Beyond
    by Lisa Mahan, 2/28/19

It’s no surprise orthopedic companies continue to focus on the Extremities market and SmartTRAK highlights trends shaping the Extremities Market...Read More

10) 3M/Acelity: A Deeper Look Into the Potential Deal
      by Terry Hayslett, 5/31/19

In its biggest deal to date, 3M recently announced the acquisition of wound care giant Acelity and its KCI subsidiaries, and SmartTRAK examines what the combined company will look like in terms of revenue, product portfolios, financial performance and more...Read More

11) Ahead of OTA, Top Trauma Trends for 2019
      by Natasha Weeks, 9/9/19

Ahead of the Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) meeting, see what SmartTRAK’s Senior Analyst for Trauma & Extremities, Natasha Weeks, has to say about the latest trends in Trauma...Read More

12) S&N Solidifies its Leadership Position in Wound Biologics
      by Susan Paquette, 4/15/19

Smith & Nephew (S&N) announced on March 12, 2019 that it has agreed to acquire Osiris Therapeutics for $660MM with the deal expected to close Q219. However, the deal could be in question as a group of Osiris shareholders is suing to block the acquisition...Read More


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