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Wally D. Gillespie - Partner


Mr. Gillespie has over 13 years of experience in the medical instrument and device industry involving conceptual design, product development, prototyping and production design.  He is well versed in conventional machining processes and rapid prototyping techniques.  He has experience with state of the art materials and related fabrication processes, construction of anatomical models, laboratory and testing equipment, and designing experiments.  Additionally, he is familiar with computer based analytical tools for the purpose of design and verification. Prior to his acquisition by Flex Partners, Inc., Mr. Gillespie was a consultant at Dave Matsuura & Associates (DMA) providing contract design engineering services to various device companies.   

At Flex Partners, Mr. Gillespie has conceptualized and developed several products for orthopedics, urology, cardiovascular and minimally invasive surgery, including; an annulotomy closure device, articulating tools, a device for the attenuation of pressure waves in the body, bone graft harvesting, and an intervesical infuser.  He has consulted on projects such as urinary incontinence, Trans Myocardial Revascularization, Immune Modulation Therapy, implantable defibrillators, anchoring devices for cardiovascular transducers, natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES), orthopedic spinal cages, shape memory alloy products, and a variety of products utilizing bio-absorbable materials.

 Mr. Gillespie holds 8 US patents and currently has 19 patents pending. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University




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