Brian Snyder, MD, PhD is a co-founder of Flex Biomedical and an Orthopedic Surgeon at Children's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Snyder is also an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Harvard Medical School and Director of the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has an MD and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Snyder is also the inventor of a spinal product commercialized by Globus Medical, Inc.

William Stafford is an experienced medical diagnostic executive. He was most recently the CEO of CRS Medical Diagnostics and Neurognostics. Prior to that he was with Merge Technologies Inc., where he was Senior Vice President of OEM and International Operations. Bill received a Bachelor's Degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Roger Chylla, PhD is a medical imaging software expert. He is currently the Director of Software Development at the National Magnetic Resonance Facility at UW-Madison. Prior to that he was CTO at NovaShield and co-founder and CTO of UltraVisual Medical Systems, a medical imaging software company. UltraVisual merged with Emageon in 2004 and completed an IPO in 2005. Roger has a PhD from the University of Illinois.

Richard Kijowski, MD is a musculoskeletal radiologist at UW-Madison. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal MR imaging with emphasis on the knee and elbow. His primary research interest is the use of morphologic and quantitative MR methods to investigate osteoarthritis and acute cartilage injury. Dr. Kijowski received his MD from Loyola University.

Osteoarthritis (OA) - Incurable and painful disease in which cartilage and synovial fluid break down inside of joints.