Hip surgery assist device wins AdvaMed scholarship

RCT BioVentures names Francis Lamont Innovations its scholarship contest winner, handing the startup an all-expenses-paid trip to AdvaMed’s 2013 conference in Washington, D.C.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Medical device startup Francis Lamont Innovations took home the grand prize in RCT BioVentures’ scholarship sweepstakes, landing a trip to AdvaMed’s 2013 medtech industry conference and a chance to present its technology in front of an audience of some of the biggest players on the field.

Francis Lamont is developing a novel device that helps orthopedic surgeons perform total hip replacements. The Francis Lamont Orthopaedic Table Extension, or FLOTE, device attaches to the end of any standard operating table and helps to control the position of the patient’s leg during surgery.

FLOTE is “deliberately ‘low-tech’,” making it also low in cost, according to FLI’s website. It also accommodates any normal hip implant set, regardless of the manufacturer.

RCT BioVentures will send FLI founder and chairman Malcolm Wootton to AdvaMed’s conference in Washington, D.C., later this month where he will get a slot during the Wednesday, Sept. 25 orthopedic sector presentations, an RCT spokesperson told

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Spine Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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