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A Brief History of the Prosthetic Limb

By Brian Buck The briny deep is a dangerous place to get your sea legs. Swashbucklers have long gone after the bounty of the sea, pieces of

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De Novo Classification Request

De Novo Classification Request? We Can Help

The De Novo process is one that has not been widely used by most of the medical device industry. In 2020 there were 26 de novo requests

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The History of Spinal Surgery & Implants

From a deep rooted history thousands of years in the making, the study of the spine has been a mystery. For centuries studies of the spine

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Thoracolumbosacral Pedicle Screw System Performance Data from the FDA

In a recent article presented in the Journal of Biomechanics, “Mechanical performance of thoracolumbosacral pedicle screw systems: An

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The History of Dental Implants

Did you know Dental implants have been around much longer than you may think?  This is not a surprise because tooth decay and dental

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Self-Care in Business: Four Ways to Extend the Peace of Home to the Workplace

I began applying my self-care rules to the extension of myself that is the Empirical family of companies. Like so many small business

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Rising to the Challenge: Six Innovators Win Fast Track Support to Market

These six winning submissions reflect a keen awareness of patient needs during the unique and surprising circumstances of the COVID-19

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Sparking Innovation as We Struggle to Find the New Normal

I like to think of myself as a fairly balanced human, despite all the disparate demands on my time and talent. I’m a small business

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Winning from the Sidelines: What Can We Do Now to Mitigate Pandemic Fallout?

If you’ve ever hit my voicemail, you know the last thing I say to everyone who hangs out long enough to leave a message is “keep

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Challenge Seeks Ideas to Help Orthopedic Patients Awaiting Elective Surgeries

The “For Such A Time As This—OrthoChallenge” is seeking the ten top ideas to present to the FDA to fast-track the innovations to

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Why Outsourcing Is in: Piecing Out Projects Makes Sense

Getting outside help is a trend both large and small medical device companies are following as outsourcing engineering services continues

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Particle Particulars: Why this Analysis Is Foundational for Successful Devices

In the mid-2000s, medical device experts were hopeful they’d found one solution to longer-lasting implants. New generations of

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