Lane Hale

President & CEO, ECA Medical

Lane Hale is president and CEO of ECA Medical. ECA is the premier, single-procedure instrument and surgery-ready procedural kit developer and manufacturer for the medical device industry. ECA is a proven partner demonstrated by its 43 years in the cardio and neuro sectors designing and manufacturing single-procedure instruments to secure medical implants. The company’s core technology and knowledge have been effectively applied to the orthopedics sector. ECA offers a portfolio of single-procedure instruments, including precision torque limiters that are hand or power operated, and develops and manufactures implant-specific, surgery-ready instrument and implant systems. These systems allow implant companies to deliver instruments and implants more efficiently to hospitals and outpatient surgery centers throughout the world. Hale has held leadership positions in medtech, serving in operations, business development, and product development roles during his 20-plus year career in the medical device industry. Earlier in his career, Hale worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and the business consulting industry.

1:45-2:35 p.m.

Wednesday April 24, 2024

Design Considerations: Developing Products for the ASC Environment

A major shift is happening within the orthopedic device space. More procedures are moving out of the hospitals and into ambulatory surgical centers (ASC). With this shift comes a different set of demands from orthopedic device manufacturers, from instruments to implants to other surgical equipment. Further, product packaging, sterilization concerns, and available space are all factors impacting the development of these technologies. Hear from representatives who are intimately involved with this transition and what aspects they have identified as needing to be addressed.

Moderated by Paul Bryant