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The Spinal Stabilization Technologies team has been assembled under the watchful eye of CEO Mark Novotny.  Drawing on his years of medical device experience and wealth of knowledge, he has put together a group of motivated industry leading individuals committed to transforming the world of Nucleus Replacement.

The Team



Mark Novotny

Mark Novotny has 28 years of experience with “Bench to Bedside” medical device innovation. During these three decades, Mark held roles across all functions of R&D, Operations, Sales and Marketing, Clinical Sciences, Regulatory and Quality. Mark has worked on numerous projects in critical care, cardiovascular and spinal surgery throughout the US, Asia and Europe. Medical device technologies he has worked on are used every day in at least 40 countries and collectively they have generated billions of dollars in sales.



Brian Dowling

Brian Dowling is the director and Controller of SST, Ltd. Brian is a chartered accountant with 20 years of experience across roles in FP&A and financial control. Dowling has worked with startups and multi-nationals and has experience in biotech, wireless, software and retail. He has worked in Ireland, China and the United States.



David LoPresti, MD

David LoPresti received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Performed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California and his fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of California, San Diego.


Director of Development

Loren Francis

Loren Francis is the Director of R&D for SST, LLC. He has been working in the field of biomechanics and medical device development in San Antonio for over 15 years. He started his career at NASA as an aeronautical engineer, performing design and development on a variety of International Space Station and Shuttle projects. He is an expert at developing systems to assess the biomechanics of the spine.


Quality Manager

Molly Bond

Molly Bond is the Manager for SST, LLC. She has over 7 years of experience in the medical device quality field. Molly has worked for small to mid-size medical device companies and has successfully launched multiple products in both the US and International markets. She has experience with multiple quality systems, ISO standards, and design assurance.