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O&P: A challenging but viable market


Yes, the orthotics and prosthetics market is under increasing government scrutiny and CMS is proposing archaic practices as a cost-saving solution.

Össur, Ottobock fund research


REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Össur and Ottobock have joined forces to fund breakthrough research in mind-controlled prosthetic limbs. The companies have contributed a combined $1 million to the Össur and Ottobock Research Trust Fund at the University of Iceland.

Make pediatrics a relationship-driven biz


Perhaps more than any other HME category, pediatrics is more about the patients than the products.

Ottobock makes prosthetics stylish


AUSTIN, Texas – Ottobock will partner with UNYQ to provide stylish prosthetics for lower limb amputees. UNYQ uses 3D printing to customize prosthetic fairings, according to a press release. The deal will allow Ottobock to expand its product portfolio.

Short Takes: Ottobock, Wright & Filippis


Ottobock plans to raise money for acquisitions and investments in research, development and marketing with an initial public offering in Germany.

People in the news: BOC, Ottobock


The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has announced its 2015 Executive Committee. Elected to another one-year term are Chairman James Hewlett, DMEPOS consultant for ConsultantsPRN; Vice Chairman R. Jeffrey Hedges, president of R.J.

Short takes: Inogen and Ottobock


Goleta, Calif.-based Inogen will donate an Inogen One G3 portable oxygen concentrator to Holocaust survivor Ben Fainer in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015.

New e-commerce director signals Ottobock focus for the future


MINNEAPOLIS – Sometimes one move can tell a great deal about a company’s plans.  

In brief: AAH honors champions, Philips Respironics snags gov’t contract


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has named Cara Bachenheimer of Invacare and Joel Mills of Advanced Homecare as its 2014 Homecare Champions.

Short takes: Ottobock, Convaid


Ottobock has named Aaron Holm manager of consumer marketing and engagement. The goal of the newly created position: strengthen the company’s connection to consumers and impact product development processes and patient outcomes.