2018 Winners

The ten winning companies with the BEST new sports medicine technologies for 2018 are: Arthrex, Carestream Health, Include Health Inc., iTrace Biomedical Inc., KATOR LLC, MTF Biologics in conjunction with Missouri Orthopedic Institute & ConMed, PolyPhysics, Inc., Quadrant Sciences, Stryker. Stryker had two winning technologies.

We offer our thanks and deep appreciation to the engineering teams, surgeon inventors and the companies which submitted their ideas this year.

Here are the 10 best new sports medicine technologies for 2018 arranged in alphabetical order.

Company: Arthrex, Inc.

Winning Technology: Minimally Invasive Quad Tendon Harvest Set and FiberLoop with FiberTag Fixation


Company: Carestream Health

Winning Technology: Onsight 3D Extremity System


Company: IncludeHealth Inc.

Winning Technology: IncludeHealth Platform


Company: iTrace Biomedical Inc.

Winning Technology: Intelligent Medical Device Platform for Pain Management


Company: KATOR LLC

Winning Technology: KATOR Suture Anchor


Company: MTF Biologics in conjunction with Missouri Orthopedic Institute & ConMed

Winning Technology: Missouri Osteochondral Preservative MOPS


Company: PolyPhysics, Inc.

Winning Technology: Frog-Skin


Company: Quadrant Biosciences Inc.

Winning Technology: ClearEdge Brain Health Toolkit


Company: Stryker Corporation 

Winning Technology: Cobra Suture Passer


Company: Stryker Corporation 

Winning Technology: Pivot Guardian Distractor System