MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) – A bankrupt Massachusetts medical device maker left behind some gruesome assets when it shut down earlier this year.

Innovative Spinal Technologies lists nine human bodies, including “eight previously used” cadavers, among its property in a federal bankruptcy filing.

Federal bankruptcy trustee Warren Agin tells The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro that the bodies are frozen in the company’s former headquarters and do not pose a public health threat.

He says arrangements for proper disposal are being made.

The Mansfield-based company made tools for minimally invasive back surgery, and the bodies are kept in an area where doctors were trained to use the devices.

The company shut down in February and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month.



Information from: The Sun Chronicle, http://www.thesunchronicle.com

AP-ES-06-03-09 1025EDT


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