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Articles, Analysis & Perspectives from SmartTRAK

Sample SmartTRAK's inciteful analysis, perspectives & interviews, many times from the floors of critical industry events.

 

Orthopedics

Downloadable articles from SmartTRAK's Orthopedics modules.

Biomedical Solutions: An Interview with John Witkowski, President of DSM Biomedical

SmartTRAK discusses the latest advancements in biomedical solutions with DSM President John Witkowski.

By Kim French | GM, OrthoBio

 

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Weathering the COVID-19 Storm in Orthobiologics: An Interview with Steven Sampson, DO

Founder of The Orthohealing Center (Los Angeles, CA) and of The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI), Steven Sampson, DO discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine community in an interview with SmartTRAK.

By Freddy Buntoum | Senior Analyst, Regen Med and Sports Med

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Trauma: Top Trends to Watch in 2019 and Beyond

SmartTRAK identifies trends in the Trauma market that will shape the landscape in 2019.

By Natasha Weeks | Senior Analyst, Trauma and Extremities Fixation

 

 

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2019 Spine Market Outlook: What to Expect this Year

SmartTRAK identifies trends to watch in Spine

By Julianne Burns | GM, Spine

 

 

 

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NASS 2018: New Technology in Computer-Assisted Surgery Takes Center Stage

Robotics and other enabling technologies created a buzz on the exhibit floor

By Elise Wolf | GM, Computer Assisted Surgery

 

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OrthoXel: Patient-Focused Orthopedic Trauma Devices

Ireland-based OrthoXel provides novel fracture fixation devices
using evidence-based implant design for the orthopedic trauma
market.

By Tim Jeavons | Director, European Orthopedic Content and Sales 

 

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NASS 2018: State of the Spine Market

SmartTRAK analysts discuss “The State of the Spine Market: Implants, Robotics, and Spinal Cord Stimulation,” in a SmartTRAK-hosted panel discussion held prior to NASS 2018 in Los Angeles.

  • Julianne Burns | GM, Spine
  • Anne Staylor | GM, Neuro Therapies

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US Ankle Replacement: What's New and What's Next?

SmartTRAK discusses the latest trends and future state of ankle replacement in an interview with Steven Haddad, MD, Senior Attending Physician, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute.

By Lisa Mahan | VP, Orthopedics

 

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Trends and Transactions in the Spine Market

Don Urbanowicz  interviews John Pracyk, MD of DePuy Synthes, Adam Wollowick, MD of Stryker Spine, and Bob Kinsella of Kinsella Group regarding trends and transactions in the spine market in a pre-NASS panel discussion entitled “From the Operating Room to the OEM.”

By Don Urbanowicz | Medical Device Consultant

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Wound

Downloadable articles from SmartTRAK's Wound modules.

Unique Biomaterials Opportunity: An Interview with Michael Ziebell, President and CEO of trū Shrimp

SmartTRAK discusses a new biomaterials opportunity for medical devices with Michael Ziebell, President and CEO of trū Shrimp.

By Susan Paquette | VP and GM, Wound

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Challenges and Opportunities for Wound Care in Assisted Living Facilities

Bluestone Physician Services’ Sarah Keenan, Chief Clinical Officer, and Jessie Waks, Director of Clinical Practice and Education, discuss challenges and opportunities related to wound care in assisted living facilities in an interview with SmartTRAK.

By Susan Paquette | VP and GM, Wound

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S&N Hopes to Solidify its Leadership Position in Wound Biologics

S&N plans to shore up its ailing Advanced Wound Bioactives business with the acquisition of Osiris Therapeutics but the deal may be in question as Osiris shareholders challenge the price.

By Susan Paquette | VP and GM, Wound

 

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Growth Amid Debate: Open vs. Robotic Techniques for Inguinal Hernia Repair

SmartTRAK shines a light on issues and trends in robotic surgery and the market for inguinal hernia matrices.

By Doug Devens | Senior Analyst, Biosurgery

 

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Preventing Peripheral IV Failure: The Next Big Thing in Vascular Access Adjunct Products

Products that prevent peripheral IV failures could be the next big thing in the market for vascular access adjunct products, a market opportunity valued at more than $600MM in the US alone, according to SmartTRAK estimates.

By Susan Paquette | VP and GM, Wound

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Wound Debridement: Robust Growth in a Dynamic Market

SmartTRAK forecasts robust growth for Wound Debridement Products, a dynamic market projected to reach $910MM by 2022E.

By Lennart Stadler | Senior Analyst, Wound

 

 

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Top Trends to Watch in Hemostats and Sealants

SmartTRAK identifies what’s driving growth in the global Hemostats and Sealants market and the top trends to watch in the year ahead.

By Doug Devens | Senior Analyst, Biosurgery

 

 

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Market Opportunities and Trends at Desert Foot

SmartTRAK looks at market opportunities and trends in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers at the recent Desert Foot Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

By Susan Paquette | VP and GM, Wound

 

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Regenerative Medicine

Downloadable articles from SmartTRAK's Regenerative Medicine modules.

Advanced Therapies: An Interview with Robert Keller, PHD, Chief Science Officer of Axolotl Biologix

Stem cell “secretome” is the latest advancement in regenerative medicine. Will it become the heart of tissue regeneration? 

By Kim French | GM, OrthoBio

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Regenerative Medicine: Riding a Wave of Innovation

SmartTRAK highlights trends in regenerative medicine and profiles emerging companies focused on musculoskeletal regenerative therapies.

By Kim French | GM, OrthoBio

 

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Neuro Therapies

Downloadable articles from SmartTRAK's Neuro Therapies  Medicine modules.

Stroke Care During an Evolving Pandemic: An Interview with J Mocco, MD, MS

J Mocco, MD, MS discusses how an evolving pandemic is affecting stroke care in an interview with SmartTRAK.

By Anne Staylor | General Manager, Neuro Therapies

 

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A Critical Crossroad for
COVID-19

Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PhD discusses the state of the pandemic and its impact on pain medicine in an interview with SmartTRAK.

By Anne Staylor | General Manager, Neuro Therapies

 

 

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Medtronic Ups its Game with Percept DBS and BrainSense Technology

Mike Daly, VP and GM of Medtronic’s Brain Modulation, discusses the Company’s new Percept DBS System with BrainSense Technology in an interview with SmartTRAK.

By Anne Staylor | General Manager, Neuro Therapies

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Insera Therapeutics: Disruptive Digital Design for Stroke Aspiration

To find out more about Insera Therapeutics, the technology and what’s next for the Company, SmartTRAK interviewed CEO Vikram Janardhan and Chief Medical Officer Vallabh Janardhan, MD at the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) Annual Meeting,

By Anne Staylor | General Manager, Neuro Therapies

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ISC 2019: Spotlight on Medtronic Neurovascular

SmartTRAK spotlights Medtronic Neurovascular in an interview with Andrew Cormack, VP Global Marketing, Neurovascular at Medtronic, at the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu.

By Anne Staylor | General Manager, Neuro Therapies

 

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NANS 2019 Highlights and Key Takeaways

SmartTRAK reports from NANS 2019 and provides an update on the trials, trends, and technologies affecting the spinal cord stimulation market.

By Anne Staylor | General Manager, Neuro Therapies

 

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Spinal Cord Stimulation: Top Trends to Watch in 2019 and Beyond

So what’s on the horizon? Here are SmartTRAK’s predictions for the top market and technology trends to watch.

By Anne Staylor | General Manager, Neuro Therapies

 

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Strategies in Stroke Care: An Interview with Medtronic's Stacey Pugh

Medtronic’s Stacey Pugh discusses the Company’s new Riptide Aspiration System, new products in development, and growth strategies for the neurovascular business in a podcast interview from ISC 2018.

By Anne Staylor | General Manager, Neuro Therapies

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The One to Beat: Nevro's Growth Strategies and Challenges in the Spinal Cord Stim Market

Nevro CEO Rami Elghandour discussed the Company’s success, its growth strategies, and some of the challenges of being the one
to beat in the spinal cord stimulation (SCS) market.

By Anne Staylor | General Manager, Neuro Therapies

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