Program for Las Vegas IMPLANT EVENT

Critical questions to be answered
during this conference

Orthopedic market:

  • What are the latest trends and main changes within the orthopedic market? Ceramic usage, cementless, dual mobility cup, anterior approach, reversed shoulder, 3D printed implants, robotic assisted surgeries, etc.
  • Chrome-Cobalt: Will it disappear or not? What are the alternatives and when will they be available?
  • Biological products: What are the unmet needs? Bioresorbable
    cements with acceptable mechanical properties? Abundant
    allografts? Development of cements with new antibiotics, etc.
  • Alternative products or treatments to implants: Can cartilage repair or other miracle cures slow down the use of prostheses?
  • The Holy Grail of Mini-Invasive Solutions: Innovations that have
    paved the way – short hip, expandable interbody cage, etc.
  • What will be the winning emergent products and technologies?
    Customized implants, single-use instruments, biologics and bioresorbable materials, smart implants and instruments, disruptive manufacturing process, etc.
  • Will the increased weight of regulations and certifications impact
    profitability? Will there be more inspections, audits, and tighter
    controls for contract manufacturers?

Contract manufacturing market:

  • Are the major OEMs increasing their outsourcing to contract
    manufacturing? Rate and trend of outsourcing for each Major
    company, number of pieces outsourced for different parts: forged,
    casted, machined, coated, 3D printed, etc.
  • What are the needs of orthopedic OEMs? in terms of services,
    shared responsibilities, co-development agreements, etc.
    What are the key growth factors and barriers for orthopedic
    contract manufacturing development?
  • What roles will the BRICs, South America and Central European
    countries play in the future of contract manufacturing? What is the risk of production relocation to lower labor cost economies? and for which products? Generic instruments, non-complex implants, etc.
  • Latest trends in orthopedic raw material improvements: what are
    the long-term trends affecting the casting, forging, machining,
    coating and finishing processes? What is the impact of Additive
  • How has contract manufacturing of the coating process changed?
    How do the major OEMs work with product markings, packaging
    and sterilization?
  • At what level will MDR inhibit innovations and what are the risks
    for stakeholders?
  • Impact of inflation, Covid-19 & FX rate on contract manufacturing
    revenues in 2020, 2021 & 2022, projects and backlogs, company
    profitability. Scenarios and the conditions necessary to achieve