Medtronic spine veteran takes advisory role at imaging company

Spinal Tech

Tommy Carls, former vice president of research and development at Medtronic Spine and Biologics, has joined Proprio as an adviser.

Mr. Carls brings insight into the "development of therapies surgeons use to perform spine surgery and deep relationships with top surgical leaders," CEO Gabe Jones said in a Dec. 2 news release.

At Medtronic, he led the engineering activities for the spine and biologics business unit. He has more than 80 industry patents.

Proprio, a computational imaging company, recently added two spine surgeons and one neurosurgeon to its newly created medical advisory board.

The company is developing a navigation platform that combines robotics, computer vision and graphics processing technologies for spine surgery.

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