An orthopedic surgical drill developed by a Wyoming precision medical devices manufacturing company was used July 29 for the first time in an operating room, at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
Dr. Joseph C. McGinley of McGinley Orthopaedic Innovations (MOI), LLC developed the IntelliSense Drill at the Wyoming Technology Business Center’s Casper office. The drill incorporates technological advances into the standard orthopedic drill such as continuous hole depth measurement and auto-stop capabilities, according to an MOI media release.
“The IntelliSense Drill represents a quantum leap in drill and depth measurement,” Dr. Scott Kozin, MD, chief of staff for Shriners, said after using the drill. “The IntelliSense Drill redefines the technique of depth sensing with unparalleled accuracy that will lessen radiation, minimize screw wastage and improve patient safety.”
The surgery marked the second milestone for the drill in recent months.
“Having just received FDA clearance in February, seeing the Intellisense Drill in the operating room is a huge step for us,” McGinley said. “Improving patient safety is our highest priority and we are excited to get the drill into surgeons’ hands for the first time.”
McGinley founded MOI in 2012 in Casper. He is an engineer and physician with a background in medical device development, sports medicine and education.
On Aug. 13 in Cheyenne, the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) will consider the town of Glenrock’s $1,350,000 Business Committed grant request to purchase a building and fixed assets and make necessary improvements for the expansion of MOI’s manufacturing operations.
The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors, during a special meeting July 30 in Cheyenne, recommended the SLIB fund the full request.