PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Custom Spine announced today that David Brumfield has joined the Custom Spine team as Senior Vice President of Research and Development. David brings with him 31 years of experience in developing orthopedic and spinal medical devices. He holds 33 US patents and is well-published in the orthopedic field.
David began his biomedical engineering career at Richards Manufacturing Company in Memphis in 1979. For 12 years, he held positions of increasing responsibility as the company became Smith & Nephew, Inc., during which time he made significant contributions to novel orthopedic trauma products, including cephalomedullary nails, now the standard of care in many femoral fractures.
In 1991, David joined Danek Medical and was ultimately named Vice President of Product Development as the company became Medtronic Sofamor Danek. During his 15 year tenure, David helped to pioneer the use of titanium in spinal implants as well as minimally invasive surgical instrumentation.
In 2006, David rejoined Smith and Nephew, Inc. to lead research & development for its Trauma division and for the next 4 years led that team in several novel developments, including a unique electromagnetic method for distal targeting of intramedullary nails and new biomaterial technologies for the treatment of difficult fractures.
“David is a great addition to the Custom Spine team. We are thrilled to have his depth of knowledge and experience in developing novel orthopedic and spine products. As head of our Research and Development team, David will further propel the company’s initiative of providing a full line of advanced spinal products,” commented Lew Bennett, President of Custom Spine.
About Custom Spine
Custom Spine, Inc. is a pioneering leader in the spine market creating the next generation of surgeon-friendly spinal implants and instruments that provide superior performance and patient care. The company was founded by top engineers and industry professionals in partnership with orthopedic and neurological spine surgeons to develop advanced medical solutions. Custom Spine (www.customspine.com) is a privately held company headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. For more information, please contact 1-973-808-0019.
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