Orthopedics

  • A leader in the $48.1 billion orthopedic & biologics industry
  • 252: Number of FDA cleared products between 2014 & 2018

Employment

Company, Product, Employment

Zimmer Biomet, Orthopedic supplies, 4,370

DePuy Synthes Inc., Orthopedic supplies, 1,174

Fort Wayne Metals, Wire, 1,094

C&A Tool Engineering, Tool & die, 575

Paragon Medical Surgical, cases/instruments, 530

Tecomet, Orthopedic supplies, 464

Medtronic Spinal & Biologics, Orthopedic supplies, 457

L.H. Industries, Tool & die, 350

Micropulse, Medical devices for cardiovascular & orthopedic, 294

Pyromation, Temperature sensors, 186

Education

STEM: Fort Wayne area has 9 New Tech schools focused on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast: Dual credit opportunities provided to 6,250 students in 51 high school & career center partners

Occupations

77% of the occupations critical to medical device & technology workforce consist of:

  • 61% Production
  • 10% Office and administration
  • 6% Architecture & engineering

Market

Combined, medical device companies in the region control:

  • 46% of the $7.2 billion hip replacement
  • 48% of the $9 billion spine surgery
  • 49% $8.7 billion knee replacement

Source: Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership; https://neindiana.com/medicaldevice

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