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Calendar icon Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM | ENGR 326

Justin Hyer, B.S.

Justin Hyer, B.S.

Sr. Development Engineer
OsteoCentric Technologies

OsteoCentric Technologies- Reimagining Fixation

Abstract: Justin is a Sr. Development Engineer for OsteoCentric Technologies. He has 7 years of experience designing medical devices and his work includes a small bone trauma plate system, small bone IM nail, various spine implants and instruments and a total shoulder arthroplasty system. Justin worked his way through college in a machine shop and the lessons learned there have given him a knack for designing components that are easy to manufacture and inspect. His work has led to the filing of 4 US patents. He is currently working on bringing the OsteoCentric thread technology into the spine and dental market.

Professional Summary: OsteoCentric Technologies has developed a novel medical device technology platform designed to preserve bone integrity while instantly interlocking an implant to bone. This technology has been engineered specifically for bone by applying innovative and patented thread geometries unique to the OsteoCentric brands. Features of the technology

  • Employs a unique thread geometry designed to circumferentially interlock with bone by entrapping and containing bone between the threads
  • Designed to create a structural and functional connection between an implant and bone by instantly resisting both axial and off-axis loads applied to the implant.
  • Unlike Osseointegration, the connection to bone is designed to be instant and removable.
  • Unifi is a true platform technology that is applicable to implants in Spine, Sports, Extremities, Trauma, Recon, Veterinary, and Dental

Meet and greet the speaker immediately following the seminar in ENGR 326.


Special thanks to all of our previous presenters

Timothy A. Morgan

Timothy A. Morgan, Ph.D.

Electro-Optic Technology Division Crane Division
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)

Ray Olsen

Raymond E. Olsen

Adjunct Professional Practice Associate Professor,
Department of Animal Dairy and Veterinary Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Utah State University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopeadics,
University of Utah School of Medicine and VA Bone and Joint Laboratory

Daniel W. Odell

Daniel W. Odell, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah
Supportive Oncology and Survivorship, Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Kamal A. Rashid

Kamal A. Rashid, Ph.D.

President, International Biotechnology Associates (IBA)