Industry’s ‘Big Five’ are meeting medical demand

Nov 01, 2010 | 07:25 AM | Bill Beck

The lion's share of titanium medical devices is provided by just five companies Zimmer Holdings Inc., Biomet Inc., DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., Stryker Corp. and Smith & Nephew Plc.

The "Big Five," as they're termed by Frank Perryman, president and chief executive officer of Houston, Pa.-based Perryman Co. and 2009-10 president of the International Titanium Association, account for the vast majority of artificial knees and hips manufactured in the United States.....

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