Company Profile About us SMI (Starch Medical Inc.) is a San Jose, CA based medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of innovative, absorbable surgical hemostats. The proprietary AMP(TM) technology platform consists of biocompatible, ultra-hydrophilic polymer particles synthesized from purified plant starch and contains no human or animal components. Our mission is to deliver advanced hemostatic technologies in a safe and effective manner to reduce bleeding-associated risks in surgeries and trauma.