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AMTI announces new CTO.

AMTI hired Dr. Mary Beth Schmidt as chief technology officer, effective April 4. Schmidt has 23 years of research and development experience in the medical device industry, with a focus in orthopedics and biomaterials.

Most recently, Schmidt ran Pomfret, Conn.-based Schmidt Biomedical LLC, a medical device consulting business for more than 12 years, serving clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small start-up enterprises. Prior to that, Schmidt spent more than 10 years within different business units at Johnson & Johnson, with technical and leadership responsibilities that included developing reduced wear polyethylene for total joint replacement components and evaluating alternative low-wear bearing technologies using joint simulator testing. Working in the AMTI wear testing laboratory as a contractor, Schmidt regularly performed wear tests for emerging medical device companies. In addition, she provided hands-on training for simulator customers and valuable user feedback to AMTI.

Schmidt received her Ph.D. and master's degrees in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.) and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pa.). After graduate school, she managed a research laboratory at Columbia University, studying mechano-chemical changes in articular cartilage due to osteoarthritis. Schmidt is also a co-inventor on five U.S. patents.

Based in Watertown, Mass., AMTI designs and manufactures force measurement devices, orthopedic implant testing machines (i.e., joint motion simulators), and other specialty instruments.

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Title Annotation:People News
Publication:Orthopedic Design & Technology
Date:May 1, 2016
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