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SpineSmith Partners Collaborates with University of Texas Biomedical Engineering Students to Develop Innovative Products
Date:11/12/2008

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SpineSmith Partners, an innovative bio-medical device company, is collaborating with several senior design teams in The University of Texas Biomedical Engineering Department to help educate students on the design, engineering, and commercialization process of medical devices.

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The groups of biomedical engineering students will work closely with SpineSmith's product engineers and Ph.D.s to take ideas conceptualized by practicing spine surgeons and design products for commercialization. This design process will educate the students and offer real world experience in the medical device industry.

SpineSmith is researching and developing the cutting edge market of regenerative medicine giving these students an opportunity to be involved with an evolving market. SpineSmith is currently researching and developing different technologies utilizing a patient's own adult stem cells for tissue regeneration in orthopedics and the spine. With more than 10,000 stem cell cases to date, SpineSmith can revolutionize the regenerative medicine market and give these students an opportunity to make an impact in the product development process.

The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas is to develop clinically translatable solutions for human health by training the next generation of biomedical engineers, cultivating leaders, and nurturing the integration of science, engineering, and medicine in a discover-centered environment.

"SpineSmith believes in the future of regenerative medicine and through this partnership we can utilize the distinguished students at The University of Texas to collaborate in the research and development of products that will impact patients throughout the world," Steve Melchiode, president of SpineSmith, said.

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