About Us


SteriTrack™, a subsidiary of Matrix IT Medical Tracking Systems, is a healthcare information technology company with proven experience in the healthcare industry.

Matrix IT Medical Tracking Systems invented Tractus™, the world’s only sterile-field UDI optical scanner used to document each device and its anatomical <br/> placement during a surgical or invasive procedure. Tractus is protected by U.S. and international patents, including both design and utility patents.



In 2011, SteriTrack was started by 4 orthopedic/spine surgeons who founded Spartan Spinal Systems. Spartan Spinal Systems created a complete tracking system for surgical implants, particularly spine and orthopedic implants. They provided specialty designed surgical implants with 2-D data matrix codes/designs and markings of 4-8mm 2 in size. Their goal was to reduce the size to less than 50 – 100 microns. The 2-D data matrix codes, the design, and markings provided information to trace all of the materials that were contained in the implant to its original source. They also developed a high-speed image vision scanner, or reader as it was called then, for reading the dot matrix markings. The reader captured the data matrix code from a distance of 3 to 24 inches or more away. After the implants and scanner were developed Spartan Spinal Systems

developed software that recorded the lot numbers, sizes and weight of
the surgical implants, the time and date of implantation, and automatically generated an image of the spine or surgical area where the implanted device was placed. The documented information could be sent to the hospital’s electronic record.

All of this was developed prior to 2013 when Congress signed the U.S. FDA UDI Rule. After the regulation was implemented Spartan Spinal Systems realized
the solution developed for the spinal and orthopedic implants could be used by all orthopedic and spinal manufacturers and Matrix IT Tracking Systems was developed to create that vision.


Improve the healthcare industry by enhancing transparency, knowledge, and collaboration, leading to healthier communities


SteriTrack™ will be the global leader pioneering the most comprehensive UDI software and hardware solution connecting the healthcare ecosystem.”


Ben Sommerness

Ben brings significant global experience creating meaningful shareholder value by developing and commercializing innovative and customer-centric strategies for international technology companies. Ben spent 8 years as a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, follower by 10 years leading global strategy, innovation, marketing, and commercial excellence organizations for Smiths Medical and nVent Electric

Dr. Kyle Hansen, M.D. – CMO

Dr. Hansen has been practicing emergency medicine over the last 15 years and was deployed to Iraq in 2005 where he served as battalion surgeon for an infantry unit. Dr. Hansen is responsible for collaborating with clinicians and administrators to improve patient care outcomes.

Denise Downing, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR-VP, Clinical Quality & Patient Safety

Denise is a Perioperative Informatics RN with perioperative leadership experience at acute care and ASC settings and as a bedside Trauma/Surgical ICU nurse, and develops Matrix IT perioperative informatics competencies, and perioperative quality metrics for ANA.

Brandon Donnelly – Technology Advisor

Brandon is an established international leader, formerly acting as the CTO for Matrix IT and the managing director for SteriTrack LTD. He is an advocate, inventor, and evangelist for machine learning, cloud technologies, and has done extensive work developing hardware and software and systems, continuing to lead technology vision and execution as an accomplished consultant.

Alan Gormley – European Advisor

Alan is a top expert with all GS1 Standards including Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC), data sharing (EDI, master data and data synchronization) as well as solutions incorporating EPCIS standards. Alan is also spearheading our Ireland commercialization efforts.

Mike Schiller, CMRP – Operations Advisor

Michel Schiller, CMRP, is a well-respected industry supply chain and UDI subject matter expert, bringing more than 30 years of healthcare experience to his advisory role, including organizing and leading the nationally and internationally recognized AHRMM Learning UDI Community.



Tom Stauss, M.D.

Board Chairman

Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Branko Prpa Board

Branko Prpa, M.D.

Founder and Director

Spine Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine


Dennis Anderson, M.D.


Board Certified Orthopedic surgeon

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine


Kostandinos Tsoulfas, M.D.


Board Certified in Family Practice and Pain Management

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Memorial University M.D.


Ben Sommerness


20 years of business growth experience

Boston Consulting Group, Smiths Medical

MBA, Wharton, BSE, West Point