Advanced Medical Technology Assn. hired veteran policy analyst Tharini Sathiamoorthy for a top spot in its diagnostics division.
The Washington, D.C.-based medical device industry council tapped Sathiamoorthy to be associate vice president of AdvaMedDx, which focuses the "opportunities and challenges" that face diagnostic technology firms.
Sathiamoorthy was previously senior associate in the health policy practice of public affairs firm APCO Worldwide where she worked on federal policy outreach and analysis for medical device and diagnostics manufacturers, according to AdvaMed. Before APCO, Sathiamoorthy worked with the consulting firms Lewin Group and Marwood Group on Medicare and Medicaid-oriented projects.
"Tharini’s extensive expertise working with federal policy makers, providing health policy analysis and developing strategic alliances will be instrumental in advancing the advocacy efforts important to AdvaMedDx," AdvaMedDx executive director Andrew Fish said in prepared remarks.
Here’s the latest personnel changes from medical device, diagnostics and life science companies around the nation. For more recent hirings and firings, check out MassDevice’s compilation of the latest personnel moves.
- Kendle names Martha Feller VP of study start-up
Cincinnati-based Kendle International Inc. (NSDQ:KNDL) announced Martha Feller rejoined the company as vice president and global head, Study Start-up. Feller brings to Kendle more than 30 years of senior operations leadership in the clinical development industry, including broad therapeutic expertise and vast experience in managing large-scale, multimillion-dollar global development programs. In her new role Dr. Feller will provide leadership for the company’s global Study Start-up function — including Study Start-up Management, Site Identification, Site Start-up, Clinical Trial Regulatory, Investigator Contracts and Essential Document Collection — and will focus on fostering strong site relationships to optimize timelines and deliver rapid study start-up for global clinical trials.
- Zeltiq kicks off 2011 with three executive hires
Pleasanton, Calif.-based Zeltiq, a medical device company that developed its non-invasive CoolSculpting procedure to selectively reduce exercise-resistant fat bulges, announced several key promotions and three new executive hires. On the heels of receiving Food & Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for CoolSculpting, ZELTIQ doubled in size to 100 employees in 2010 and plans to increase again by 50 percent in 2011. This current round of promotions and new hires reaffirms the company’s commitment to global expansion in order to reach its business objectives.
- LipoScience taps Thomas Clement for regulatory VP
Raleigh, N.C.-based LipoScience Inc. appointed Thomas Clement as VP, Regulatory and Quality Affairs. In this role, Mr. Clement will develop and implement regulatory strategies needed to support the approvals and clearances of the products coming through the development pipeline and support the continual activities required within the organization to maintain an effective and compliant quality system. LipoScience is a diagnostic company that develops tests based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology.