Meet the team

Simon Mifsud

Simon has 30 years of medical device experience across multiple specialties, with a particular interest in orthopaedics. He has a strong knowledge of sales, marketing, operational and general management, in strategic and board level roles in UK and international arenas. Having set up and run many successful businesses, Simon is naturally entrepreneurial

Natalie Williams
QMS & Regulatory Manager

Natalie has worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, where she has worked in both commercial and compliance management roles for med tech and pharmaceutical companies. She brings extensive experience in project management, system and process set up, and product commercialisation to OsteoWeld.

Justin Beyers

Justin has 16+ years’ experience of design and manufacturing of medical devices including ultrasonics, orthopaedic, and ENT. He has prior experience in design and manufacture of General Motors’ OnStar System. He is a named inventor on 100 applications and 35+ patents, and has published multiple publications.

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Dr Peter Bonutti
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Inventor

Dr. Bonutti is a surgeon, inventor, author, professor, consultant, and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. He is the founder of Bonutti Research, a medical device incubator that has developed products and technology used around the world, including the OsteoWeld SutureWeld and Alpha Nail. He maintains his clinical and surgical practice, focusing on adult knee and hip arthroplasty and integration of robotics into surgical procedures. Dr. Bonutti is a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery, has over 500 patents and applications, has developed more than 700 licenses and multiple FDA-approved products to date. Major corporations leveraging his technology include Hitachi, Kyphon, Covidien, US Surgical, Biomet, Arthrocare, Synthes, Zimmer/Biomet and Stryker. He is a prolific speaker, lecturing internationally, and has trained over 100 surgeons on his surgical techniques. In his career, Dr. Bonutti has received more than a dozen industry honors and awards for his achievements. Dr. Bonutti earned his medical degree at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation with international fellowships in Canada, Australia, and Austria.

Manoj Ramachandran
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Clinical Strategy Advisor

Manoj is a Senior Consultant Paediatric and Young Adult Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health (since 2007), Honorary Professor and Director of Innovation at Barts Orthopaedics in London, England. He has published over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals and written 18 books. He is a recognised educator and surgeon, lecturing, training and operating globally, including multiple charitable missions. He is also passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship, having founded, run and/or advised multiple educational, digital health (e.g. Viz,ai) and med tech (e.g. Pivot Medical - acquired by Stryker Inc.) ventures. Manoj trained in London, Oxford, Sydney and Los Angeles and prior to the Royal London, was a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, England. Manoj brings clinical, educational, research, med tech, innovation, funding and entrepreneurial experience to OsteoWeld. More about him at,

Pieter Wijffels
Venture Partner at NLC

Prior to joining NLC as a Venture Partner, Pieter spent 15 years at Philips, bringing innovation to life across the globe. He enjoys working in fast paced environments and supporting initiatives that truly improve the lives of people.

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