DRAPER, Utah, September 19, 2014 - Ortho Development® Corporation, an orthopedic device design and manufacturing company, announces the 20th anniversary of the company’s founding.
Ortho Development was incorporated on September 20, 1994 by Barry Hubbard and Japan Medical Dynamic Marketing, Inc. (Japan MDM). The original vision for the company was to design and manufacture orthopedic implants for the Japanese market incorporating U.S. technology. Ortho Development has evolved tremendously over the past 20 years with sales now in both the U.S. and Japanese markets and a product portfolio that includes implants and surgical instrumention for knee and hip replacement, trauma fracture repair, and spine treatment.
“Our product development philosophy is based on the idea of evolutionary innovation - making unique refinements to the best, clinically proven technologies. We believe in empowering doctor choice and collaborate with skilled orthopedic surgeons to develop products that can help restore mobility, enable faster recovery, and produce the best possible clinical outcomes,” stated Brent Bartholomew, President of Ortho Development.
In 1994, Ortho Development was launched with four corporate employees and one distributor in Japan. Twenty years later, the company has grown to over 100 employees at its corporate headquarters in Utah, and sells product through an extensive network of over 40 independent distributors. Ortho Development products are being used by surgeons throughout the U.S. and Japan at world-renowned orthopedic hospitals and teaching universities, as well as in a widespread number of regional and community hospitals.
“Ortho Development’s continual growth over the past 20 years can be attributed to a unique culture that has a responsive, small-company feel,” stated Bartholomew. “Our employees are passionate about making a difference and improving people’s lives while working with integrity, respect, and attention to results. That responsiveness, coupled with the financial strength and staying power of Japan MDM allows us to provide an extraordinary customer experience in orthopedics.”
Ortho Development will continue to build on its history of success by executing a business strategy that combines innovation, quality, commitment, and high-performance devices for orthopedic surgeons worldwide.
About Ortho Development Corporation
Ortho Development Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets orthopedic implants and surgical instruments for knee and hip joint reconstruction, spine treatment, and trauma fracture repair. The company is privately held, with Japan MDM as the majority shareholder. For more information, visit www.odev.com.
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