About Intellirod Spine - Founders
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William Hnat, PhD
William Hnat is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a Research Associate of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Louisville. Dr. Hnat also serves as Director of the Mechanical Engineering Department Laboratory and Co-director of the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory. Dr. Hnat focuses his research on biomechanics and dynamic modeling of complex systems.
John Naber, PhD
John Naber is a Professor at the University of Louisville (UofL) Speed School of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Naber's research over the past 15 years at UofL has primarily involved developing custom analog and digital circuits using RFID technology and MEMS-based sensors for advanced implantable biomedical sensing systems.
Rolando Puno, MD
Dr. Rolando Puno, Board Certified orthopedic surgeon, is currently a faculty member of the Norton Leatherman Spine Center and of the University of Louisville's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and medical director of the Department's Orthopaedics Biomechanics Laboratory. He is the principal developer of the world's first poly-axial spinal pedicle screw, currently the industry standard for most spinal fixation implants used around the world.
Michael Voor, PhD
Michael Voor is an Associate Professor and Director of Research for the University of Louisville School of Medicine's Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Voor also established the Orthopedic Bioengineering Laboratory at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Voor's areas of expertise include orthopedic biomechanics, finite element analysis in orthopedics, and bone mechanics.
Kevin Walsh, PhD
Kevin Walsh is the Samuel T. Fife Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Lutz Microfabrication Cleanroom at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering. Dr. Walsh areas of interest include, MEMS systems, microelectronic devices, sensors, transducers, actuators, micro/nanofabrication processes, and device physics.
Intellirod Spine™ Acquires New IP, First patient with LOADPRO™, and over $1M in New Financing (External Link)
Look for our abstract accepted at the North American Spine Society 32nd Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL October 25-28, 2017. (External Link)
Intellirod Spine Raises Over $1M (External Link)
Intellirod Spine Receives $1.6 Million Ohio Third Frontier Award
An Orthopedic Sensor To Report Progress of Spinal Fusion Aims to Reduce Use of CT Scans (External Link)
City of Akron Backs Intellirod Spine with $1.1 Million (External Link)
JumpStart Invests $250,000 in Intellirod Spine (External Link)
Intellirod Spine Arrives in Ohio with a Sensor Device for Spine Surgeries & $1.1M in New Investments (External Link)
About Intellirod Spine
Intellirod Spine™ (formerly OrthoData Inc.) was founded by renowned spine surgeon Rolando M. Puno, M.D. and professors from the University of Louisville. The company is developing a wireless implantable microelectronic spinal rod strain sensor. This innovative strain monitoring system will allow spine surgeons to objectively assess the strain on implanted spinal fusion rods.