JCI, located in Warsaw Indiana the “Orthopedic Capital of the World®”, is an engineering and new product development company. Our consultants are comprised of product management, engineering, quality, and regulatory consulting professionals with a passion for design, problem solving, and out-of-the-box thinking. We are ideally located to supply expertise and support for orthopedic products and projects and provide a conduit to Warsaw’s resources.
JCI supports all phases of product development from discovery research, strategic planning, product definition, design, and engineering development through production start-up and launch.
We accelerate companies’ introduction of new products into the orthopedic marketplace. We are experts in the design and development of implants and instruments, integrating disruptive technology into the surgical workflow, coordinating the manufacturing, and monetization of ideas and products. JCI can work with you to find unique and valuable solutions, mature ideas from concept to launch and/or provide independent review of products being developed to ensure they meet quality and regulatory guidelines. We can quickly respond to any project requirements, providing models, prints, prototypes and work with our network of suppliers to ensure products arrive on time. We can supply the resources you need to meet your urgent deadlines. We are here to ensure your vision is realized.
Jody Claypool has been in the orthopedic industry since 2001. Before starting JC Innovations LLC in July of 2016, Jody held multiple positions in research and development including Product Development Engineer, Product Manager, and Program Manager. Through his career, he worked with large and mid-size companies, to design instruments that significantly reduce cost, improve surgical performance, and provide valuable interoperative feedback. His work has generated more than 20 patents, thus far. In 2014, he won a Golden EID (Excellence In Design) Award for his work on the Zimmer Biomet Persona® The Personalized Knee System, Instruments. Since then, he has been focused on finding opportunities to create industry leading innovations.
Jody is an adjunct professor at Trine University where he teaches Solid Mechanics, Machine Design, Computer-Aided 3D Modeling, Engineering Graphics, and Advanced Parametric Design. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Toledo, and a Master of Business Administration from the Indiana Institute of Technology.
When he’s not working with customers to realize their vision, Jody spends his time giving back to the Warsaw community through youth focused organizations, playing soccer, and spending time with family.
JCI is focused on the design and development of orthopedic products. Our mission is to help our customers drive growth by innovating and launching successful products.
JCI manufacturing support services include Design For Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA), vendor sourcing, product cost reduction, and engineering support through production launch.