Top Developments in the US Orthopedic Biomaterials Market in 2024

US orthopedic biomaterials market developments
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The US orthopedic biomaterials market has seen significant advancements in 2024, with innovations spanning across various segments. Key developments this year include new product studies, strategic partnerships, and regulatory milestones. Here’s a detailed look at the most impactful events in the market.

US Orthopedic Biomaterials Market Developments: Product Type

Cartilage Repair

In May 2024, a pivotal study commenced comparing the efficacy and safety of Maci® versus arthroscopic microfracture in patients aged 10 to 17. Maci®, a product by Vericel Corporation, is an autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane used for cartilage repair. The study aims to determine which method offers better outcomes for younger patients, potentially setting new standards in pediatric orthopedic treatments.

Cellular Allograft

April 2024 saw the publication of a significant study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The research, titled “Radiographic Fusion Outcomes for Trinity Cellular Based Allograft versus Local Bone in Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion,” concluded that Orthofix’s TrinityElite™ achieved similar radiographic fusion rates as local bone in lumbar fusion procedures (Sayeed et al., 2024). This finding supports the use of cellular allografts as a viable alternative to traditional bone grafts, promising improved patient outcomes and recovery times.

Bone Graft Substitutes

In February 2024, Biocomposites announced the initiation of two Phase 2 clinical trials for STIMULAN VG®. The trials will assess the safety and efficacy of the product in treating diabetic foot osteomyelitis and stage 4 pressure ulcers, respectively. The outcome of these trials could expand the clinical applications of STIMULAN VG® and provide new solutions for managing complex bone infections and wounds.

Kuros Biosciences also made headlines in January 2024 with FDA clearance for MagnetOs granules for interbody use. This clearance allows for broader clinical application of the granules, which are designed to promote bone growth and healing.

US Orthopedic Biomaterials Market Developments: Key Events and Strategic Moves

Sanofi’s Collaboration

In May 2024, Sanofi announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Formation Bio and OpenAI to accelerate research and development in the orthopedic biomaterials sector. This partnership leverages artificial intelligence to streamline the discovery and development of new treatments, promising faster innovation cycles and improved patient care.

Stryker’s Expansion

February 2024 marked a significant expansion for Stryker, which increased its testing facility capabilities in India. This expansion enhances Stryker’s R&D capabilities, allowing for more comprehensive product testing and development, potentially speeding up the time-to-market for new orthopedic solutions.

Johnson & Johnson’s Restructuring

Johnson & Johnson announced in January 2024 a major restructuring of its MedTech division’s orthopedic business. This move aims to streamline operations and focus on core product lines, potentially improving efficiency and innovation within the company. By exiting certain markets and product lines, Johnson & Johnson hopes to better allocate resources and enhance its competitive edge in the orthopedic biomaterials market.

Breakthrough in Bone Graft Substitutes and Growth Factor

Renovos Biologics received FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for its synthetic nanoclay bone fusion gel, RENOVITE® BMP-2, in January 2024. This designation underscores the potential of RENOVITE® BMP-2 to offer significant advantages over existing treatments, positioning Renovos as a leader in bone graft technology. Biocomposites’ investment in Renovos last year has been pivotal in advancing this innovative treatment.


  1. Sayeed, et al. (2024). Radiographic Fusion Outcomes for Trinity Cellular Based Allograft versus Local Bone in Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  2. Sanofi. (2024). Collaboration with Formation Bio and OpenAI. Press Release.
  3. Biocomposites. (2024). Phase 2 Clinical Trials for STIMULAN VG®. Company Announcement.
  4. Kuros Biosciences. (2024). FDA Clearance for MagnetOs Granules. News Release.
  5. Johnson & Johnson. (2024). MedTech Division Restructuring. Corporate Announcement.
  6. Renovos Biologics. (2024). FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for RENOVITE® BMP-2. Press Release.
  7. Stryker. (2024). Expansion of Testing Facility in India. Company News.


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