WALTHAM, MA - FEBRUARY 8, 2016 – Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. [NYSE MKT: CVRS] today announced that Campbell Rogers, M.D. has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Dr. Rogers is a veteran in the medical technology industry and healthcare field with over 30 years of experience in commercialization, development, education and research. Since 2012, Dr. Rogers has served as Chief Medical Officer of HeartFlow, Inc., a cardiovascular diagnostics company providing the first available non-invasive solution that enables physicians to more accurately evaluate significant coronary artery disease based on both anatomy and physiology. Prior to joining HeartFlow, Dr. Rogers served as Chief Scientific Officer and Global Head of Research and Development at Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company, where he was responsible for leading investments and research in cardiovascular devices. Earlier in his career, as an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Rogers was Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization and Experimental Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratories at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with responsibility for all aspects of catheterization laboratory clinical practice, education and research.
Dr. Rogers has conducted extensive clinical research including serving as principal investigator for numerous interventional cardiology device, diagnostic and pharmacology trials. He has served on editorial boards, as an ad-hoc reviewer of numerous medical journals and as author of more than 100 publications and two books. Dr. Rogers received his A.B. from Harvard College and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.
"Dr. Rogers has tremendous experience spanning medical device commercialization, development and research. I believe that he will bring significant value to Corindus and our Board of Directors," said David Handler, President and Chief Executive Officer. "It was immediately clear that Dr. Rogers exceeds our collective criteria for a board member. His experience running the Cath Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, leading the R&D and investment efforts at Cordis, and currently serving as CMO of HeartFlow, will be incredibly valuable as we seek to drive widespread adoption of robotic assisted PCI to help improve the lives of patients and physicians. We are excited to have him on board."
"I am pleased to be joining the Board of Directors of Corindus – a company in the early stages of commercializing its CorPath System that can protect cath lab workers from occupational hazards, and with its robotic precision, can lead to better PCI outcomes for patients," said Dr. Rogers. "Having performed many procedures in the cath lab myself, I understand the importance of this technology and I look forward to helping the Corindus team execute a solid strategy to expand adoption of its CorPath System and to further develop its future product pipeline."
Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. is a global technology leader in robotic-assisted vascular interventions. The company's CorPath System is the first FDA-cleared medical device to bring robotic precision to interventional procedures. During the procedure, the interventional cardiologist sits at a radiation-shielded workstation to advance guide catheters, stents, and guidewires with millimeter-by-millimeter precision. The workstation allows the physician greater control and the freedom from wearing heavy lead protective equipment that causes musculoskeletal injuries. With the CorPath System, Corindus Vascular Robotics brings robotic precision to interventional procedures to help optimize clinical outcomes and minimize the costs associated with complications of improper stent placement during manual procedures. Corindus stands behind its product with its unique $1,000 hospital credit "One Stent Program."
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