Palma, 20th of June 2019. NuMat Medtech was attending to the 15th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC) that took place in Chicago (USA) in June 2019. The OMTEC is the most relevant show of CMOs for the orthopaedic market worldwide.
OMTEC is the world’s only conference exclusively serving the orthopaedic industry and is now recognized internationally by a loyal contingent of procurement, supply chain, operations, research & development and executive-level attendees, as well as business development, regulatory, quality and clinical affairs professionals unite to learn, debate, share, connect and make things happen.
The main topic of the 15th OMTEC congress was the present and the future of coating in the orthopaedic industry. Thus, it was a great opportunity for NuMat to learn about the last market innovations and connect with leading companies in the field. Main conclusions from the event were that coatings evolve towards the multifunctionality, introducing simultaneous some properties like osteointegration, osteogenesis, anti-fouling, anti-microbial, anti-inflammation, reduction of friction and so on, leading a faster rehabilitation of the patient. Moreover, the production of such coatings should not impact on a relevant increase of implant unit cost in addition to a simple regulatory pathway.