Dr. Hyder’s presentation — In Vivo Unique Device Identification and Traceability Through Structural Encoding of Intervertebral Cages — is a part of the Innovative Technology Presentation series at NASS. Structural Encoding is the industry’s most innovative solution for medical device identification with permanent direct part marking. Its immediate benefit is improved accuracy of information to the surgeon, which leads to improved care for the patient says Dr. Hyder.
“As surgeons, we are always looking for innovative technologies to simplify and improve the quality of patient care, and Structural Encoding does both. With this technology, the entire history of the device and the procedure are embedded within the device and marked permanently. A simple X-ray reveals everything the surgeon and patient ever need to know about the procedure.”
Structural Encoding is a patented technology platform developed by Watershed Idea Foundry in San Antonio, Texas. Manufacturers can license the technology for use in their medical devices to meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation around permanent marking of the device itself, called Unique Device Identification (UDI). Nvision, a medical device and biologics manufacturer also based in San Antonio, is the first company to create devices using the Structural Encoding technology.
About Dr. Zeshan Hyder
Dr. Zeshan Hyder is a partner with Bone & Joint Specialists in Merrillville, Ind. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, who has been voted Best of the Region for Spine Care by The Times for three straight years.
He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Illinois and throughout his medical education has published articles on various subjects related to arthroplasty and spinal surgery. During his fellowship and residency programs he gained valuable expertise in sports medicine, orthopedics and trauma as well as conservative and surgical management of all orthopedic spinal disorders.
About Watershed Idea Foundry
Watershed is an idea foundry created by Fountainhead Investment Partners that focuses on biomedical growth and innovation. Watershed's purpose is to forge promising ideas into viable intellectual property and products ready for the marketplace, ultimately creating profitable businesses, bringing together industry experts from around the world to guide entrepreneurial ideas.
Watershed works with entrepreneurs exploring their ideas as well as companies that require research and development assistance to move their intellectual property forward. Watershed offers services ranging from proof of concept and product development to manufacturing demonstration and regulatory consulting, to funding readiness.
Through Fountainhead Investment Partners, the foundry provides an environment where talent and innovation are funded, nurtured, and guided to create a turning point for ideas.
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