Our Story

BioPoly is committed to helping patients regain their active and pain-free lifestyles by providing implant solutions for painful cartilage defects.

Herb and Sheila Schwartz founded BioPoly (the Company) in Fort Wayne, Indiana and began their journey in a business incubator, the NIIC (Northeast Indiana Innovation Center). The NIIC was critical to BioPoly’s early success as it helped to set the company up for growth and change. The Company was started with the help of two grants from the State of Indiana (21st Century Fund) and from there was successful at attracting outside investment from individuals and institutions who share the same vision of helping patients with solutions derived from our unique BioPoly material.  The concept of resurfacing joints with the BioPoly material was invented by the BioPoly team while the BioPoly material was invented by a Mechanical Engineering Professor (Dr. Susan James) at Colorado State University. The BioPoly material has been licensed exclusively to the Company worldwide for all medical applications.

BioPoly progressed from the NIIC to its own building in Fort Wayne where its ISO 13485 certified operations are found. The BioPoly team is very talented and productive. BioPoly’s scientists create the proprietary material while the manufacturing team molds implants that BioPoly’s team of engineers design and develop. Functions such as product development, manufacturing, research, accounting, quality, regulatory, and marketing are all housed in the Fort Wayne facility.