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Keeping Up with the Fast-Paced Medical Devices Industry

Manufacturing & Medical Breakthroughs

Knowledge and skills are like radioactive atoms. They decay with time. This is particularly true in the medical field as breakthroughs happen almost every day. The voracious appetite of human beings where eradication of diseases and difficulties is concerned has not and will not wane in the near future. The only course of action open to manufacturers keen on supporting this field is constant education. And that’s what Hammill Medical is all about.

A Legacy of Knowledge & Practical Information:

Knowledge isn’t limited to books. Often the best skill upgrades happen at summits, expositions and boot camps. To this effect Hammill, is all set to be a presence at some of the most prestigious medical device and orthopedic events of 2018. Commitment to quality and thought leadership isn’t easy. With that said, our team is ready to keep up with the fast-paced medical sector.

NASS Meeting 2018:

The spine implants market is rapidly growing. And is a very viable segment for us.

The North American Spine Society (NASS) provides enduring material in the form of spirited discussions and presentations which distill the latest in spine surgery, rehabilitation and support devices for quick consumption.

This year’s winter events will highlight both surgical and medical perspectives on spine care.

These events will allow us to learn about the latest technologies and capabilities for new and upcoming customer projects in the medical device industry

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Meeting 2018:

March 6th to March 10th 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana is home to a prestigious congregation of doctors, physicians, special practitioners, medical service providers and international vendors.

The reason? Up to date, accurate medical information and programs that enlighten registrants about all aspects of medicine and medical support.

We will use this opportunity to expand our circle and also stay abreast of what’s new in the industry.

More About Hammill Medical:

Hammill Medical has a 90,000 square feet state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Toledo Ohio. We operate within manufacturing guidelines mandated by the FDA. We are ISO 13485 accredited. And most importantly, we have experience bringing new products to our buyers – on time and in budget.

We sincerely believe what we absorb at these educational events sharpens our existing abilities and equips us to embrace new capabilities.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter & LinkedIn for the latest industry updates or you can contact us here today.

Networking Face-to-Face and Meeting Your Customers in Person is a Win-Win Opportunity for Everyone Involved!

Hammill-main-logoAccording to a recent Pew Research report, 74% of online adults are using social networking sites. Everyone seems to be spending so much of their time in the online world, but there’s still something to be said for in-person meetings and networking. Actually, we believe there are many advantages offered by face-to-face networking, and meeting your customers and colleagues in person is a mutually beneficial thing to do. Yes, technology today does let us communicate “in real time” and to see people on our screens through Skype or Facetime. But networking and communicating online simply can’t compare to actually sharing our time and physical presence in person with other human beings.

Face-to-face meetings “humanize” the whole business experience and keep things real! The mutual advantages of face-to-face networking and meetings include the opportunity for companies to “dig deeper” in getting to know your customers and their specific needs. And, if you’re the customer, meeting face-to-face with a company representative gives you the opportunity to get personalized feedback about what the company can specifically do for you and your business. The two-way communication involved in face-to-face meetings can launch new business relationships and provide many benefits for many years to come – if you do it right.

At Hammill Medical, we enjoy attending conferences, meetings and networking opportunities throughout the year:

  • We recently attended the North American Spine Society (NASS) 2014 annual meeting in San Francisco. The NASS promotes itself as the “premier multidisciplinary medical organization dedicated to improving spine care.” We’re already looking forward to NASS 2015 in Chicago later this year!
  • At the beginning of December, we participated in the BIOMEDevice conference in San Jose, California. By attending the conference, we met great people and we learned a lot about the latest medtech industry innovations and emerging technologies.
  • We also attended the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) Winter Meeting in Orlando in December. Interestingly, at CCJR, orthopedic surgeons from Canada gave a presentation on alarming trends in obesity and how obesity is affecting the outcomes of surgery on a global basis. (Our next blog post will talk more about the obesity trend and how it’s affecting joint replacement surgery, so be sure to check back here soon!)
  • In the near future, we’ll be attending and exhibiting at the Selby Spine Conference in Utah (February 19-21). Presented by the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE), the educational conference always provides us with the opportunity to learn everything we can about the latest techniques for spinal surgeries and attending the conference helps us keep up with the latest industry trends.
  • Additionally, every year, we attend the annual meeting of the American Academy for Orthopedic Surgeons which will be held in Las Vegas in 2015. This year, the event takes places March 24-28 and we’re excited to be a part of it!

If you’re attending any of these events, please seek us out and introduce yourself! Or if you’re attending any type of networking events this year, we offer you these helpful tips to make the most of your face-to-face time with other human beings:

  • Do some research beforehand to find out who else will be attending the conference/event – exhibitors and attendees. Reach out to anyone you know, and don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to anyone you’d like to get to know!
  • Create a list of interesting and relevant questions and/or discussion points to ask prospective customers and/or suppliers. Show prospects you’re interested in what they’re offering or what they need.
  • Be visible and welcoming. You know the saying: “You only get one first impression, so make it count!”

Good luck! And, if we haven’t met already, we hope to meet you soon!