ConforMIS News

  • 16/05/2013

    ConforMIS Appoints Senior Vice President, Operations

    Matthew Scott takes leadership on scaling operations to meet growing demand for ConforMIS’ patient-specific technology

    ConforMIS, Inc., a privately held medical device company pioneering patient-specific orthopaedic implants, announced today it has appointed orthopaedic industry veteran Matthew Scott as the company’s Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Scott brings extensive operations experience to ConforMIS, including over a decade of medical device manufacturing and operations leadership with Zimmer Orthopaedics and Zimmer Dental.

    Mr. Scott was most recently the Director of Operations for Zimmer Dental, reporting to the President. At Zimmer Dental, he oversaw all aspects of the operation and managed the rapid growth of the dental implant manufacturing facilities during his tenure. Prior to Zimmer Dental, Mr. Scott held various roles at Zimmer Orthopaedics, where he started as the production manager for the knee femoral business. His deep familiarity with the production technologies used in orthopaedics led to leadership roles on teams responsible for lean process redesign, cost efficiencies, and technology transfer.

    Mr. Scott was also responsible for helping establish a global network of manufacturing facilities to support the hip and knee implant business. He developed the business case for several overseas facilities, planned and executed the build out of the sites, and served as interim general manager of a new production facility in Ireland before moving to Zimmer Dental.

    “We are extremely pleased to welcome Matthew to the senior team at ConforMIS,” said Philipp Lang, M.D., CEO of ConforMIS. “ConforMIS is building a next generation orthopaedics company not just through innovative product design but via a fundamental rethink of the business model. Matthew’s leadership will be integral in scaling up manufacturing to keep up with growth, but also in re-engineering our operations to take full advantage of the patient-specific, just-in-time nature of our approach.”

    ConforMIS takes a unique approach to manufacturing compared with traditional off-the-shelf implants. Using advanced 3D design and manufacturing technology, ConforMIS creates patient-specific implants and instruments for each patient based on their imaging data. The system is delivered as an efficient, single use kit just prior to the surgery, providing hospitals with opportunities for savings on inventory management, sterilisation and operating room set up and turnover.

    “ConforMIS’ high growth and unique business model creates a great environment where you have to deliver, but you also get a chance to be innovative,” said Matt. “I am thrilled to be joining this team and to have an opportunity to work on such fundamental innovations in orthopaedic manufacturing.”

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    About ConforMIS, Inc.

    ConforMIS, Inc. is a privately-held medical device company that is pioneering a patient-specific approach to orthopaedic implants and instrumentation. Its proprietary intellectual property includes more than 375 patents and patent applications in the areas of image processing, implant design, surgical techniques, instrumentation, and manufacturing across multiple joints.  ConforMIS’ award winning solutions, the iUni®, iDuo® and iTotal® G2, offer a personalised approach to knee replacement with unique benefits over traditional off-the-shelf implants. All devices have been cleared by the U.S. FDA for marketing in the US and CE Marked in Europe. Follow @ConforMIS and become a fan on Facebook.