6. Zimmer Biomet
$9.1 million in research payments to doctors and teaching hospitals (2018)
Big 100 rank: 18
2.3% of R&D spending ($391.7 million)
0.1% of annual revenue ($7,932,900,000)
Top doctor payments
The top five payments to doctors totaled $131,015 and went toward sports medicine and hip devices.
- $38,074 related to a saline-controlled study of the nStride knee injection;
- $31,150 associated with a multi-center, prospective, non-randomized post-market longitudinal data collection program to evaluate trabecular metal dental implants in the posterior maxilla and posterior mandible;
- $22,875 for a research study involving Taperloc hips;
- $20,410 for a saline-controlled nStride study;
- $18,506 for another nStride study.
Top teaching hospital payments
The top five payments to teaching hospitals in the U.S. totaled $390,374 and went toward orthopedic devices.
- $116,838 related to a Vanguard E1 tibial bearing study;
- $81,472 involving a research study on ADES Dual Mobility hips that explores modular dual mobility acetabular components versus conventional single bearing components in primary total hip arthroplasty;
- $74,194 associated with a kinematic study;
- $67,000 for study involving subchondroplasty with the AccuPort and AccuFill devices;
- $50,870 for a study on improvement of patient satisfaction and overall outcomes using HealthLoop to manage the episode of care for total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthoplasty bundles.