Saturday, May 25, 2013

Biomet Microfixation: Product Development Engineer

As Chloe already posted, we are moving to Jacksonville, Florida. I have accepted an awesome job opportunity to work at Biomet Microfixation. I will be a Product Development Engineer on the Rapid Response team. 

A little bit about the company and what I will be doing.
Biomet is an international orthopedic device company (spine, hip, knee, etc…). My division, Biomet Microfixation, focuses on craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products. This means that we will be designing metal/polymer devices for face, jaw, skull, and chest reconstruction to replace damaged or missing bone (trauma, birth defect, cancer, etc...).
Zoomed further into Biomet Microfixation is my team, Rapid Response. This is a dedicated team of engineers with rapid prototyping and manufacturing capability to produce completely patient matched custom implants in an extremely accelerated timeframe, 2-3 weeks.

Here is the blurb from their website:
“Designed using anatomical models and extensive surgeon input, Biomet Microfixation prebent plates provide an alternative to traditional mandibular reconstruction techniques. Ready-for-placement plates enhance the accuracy of reconstruction procedures with pre-operative planning and exceptional fit while also providing significant time savings.

Collaborative Approach: Surgeon input enhances the implant design to more accurately reflect operative plans for reconstruction
Anatomical Fit: Plates are prebent using patient-matched anatomical models
May Reduce O.R. Time: Eliminates the need for complex intra-operative bending”

We also design specialized instruments requested by surgeons.
Here is a link to the website to see more explanation and pictures if you’d like:

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