Advanced Cell Technology (OTC:ACTC) appointed MIT professor and bioengineering legend Bob Langer to its board of directors, tapping him to lead its science advisory committee.
Langer has authored more than 1,100 journal articles, has more than 800 issued and pending patents and won the 2011 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize for bioengineering pioneers thanks to his work in drug delivery and tissue engineering.
"With such a diverse background and successful track record, Bob’s experience in guiding life science companies through different stages of growth will be a great asset as we advance our mission to develop cutting-edge regenerative medicine therapies," chairman & CEO Gary Rabin said in prepared remarks.
Langer will advise the Marlborough, Mass.-based company as it begins Europe’s first study involving human embryonic stem cells. Advanced Cell Technology is evaluating an experimental treatment for a form of juvenile blindness. It’s the first time an embryonic stem cell trial has been approved outside the U.S.
Here’s a roundup of the latest personnel changes from medical device makers around the nation. For more recent hirings and firings, check out MassDevice’s compilation of the latest personnel moves.
- Albion Ventures hires doc to help with healthcare investments
Venture capital trust Albion Ventures hired Dr. Christoph Ruedig to help manage its growing investments in the healthcare sector.
- Pentax Lifecare appoints new president of overseas operations
Pentax Lifecare appointed Girts Cimermans as President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
- ReShape Medical puts a new man in charge
ReShape Medical named Richard Thompson as its new President & CEO.
- Varian Medical Systems shifts around its management
Varian Medical Systems announced the rearrangement of some of its management positions including Chief Operation Officer and Senior Vice President.
- NeuroMetrix names a new Chief Medical Officer
Waltham, Mass.-based NeuroMetrix appointed Dr. Kenneth Snow as its new Chief Medical Officer.
- XStor appoints Sanjaya Kumar as its Chief Medical Officer
Digital medical imaging storage company XStor Systems named Sanjaya Kumar as its Chief Medical Officer.
- Medidata Solutions appoints a new Executive VP
Medidata Solutions appointed Bryan Spielman as Executive Vice President of strategy and corporate development.
- Orthofix promotes Bryan McMillan
Orthofix International promoted its former Executive Vice President to President of its Spine Global Business Unit.
- Mauna Kea Technologies makes a management shift
Endomicroscopy device maker Mauna Kea Technologies announced key management changes to accelerate the commercial deployment of Cellvizio in North America.
- Minehan resigns from Becton, Dickinson and Company
Cathy Mineham announced her resignation from the Becton, Dickinson, and Company board of directors.
- Varian Medical Systems promotes Dow Wilson
Varian Medical Systems, Inc announced the promotion of Dow Wilson to corporate Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.
- Novocute expands its Board
Novocure expands its Board of Directors with the appointment of Gabriel Leung.
- Cytta Corp appoints a new head of eHealth division
Cytta Corp appointed a new head of its CyttaConnect medical monitoring eHealth division