Med-tech titan Covidien (NYSE:COV) named Quanterix Corp. CEO Martin Madaus to its board of directors.
Madaus, the former head of Millipore, was tapped by Quanterix in September for the corner office. His nomination, effective Dec. 1, is slated for a shareholder vote next year.
He led Millipore until the Billerica, Mass.-based lab instruments maker was acquired by Merck KgA for $7.1 billion (€5.1 billion) in July 2010. If Covidien’s shareholders approve, he’ll serve on the compliance committee of the Mansfield, Mass.-based medical giant’s board of directors, according to a regulatory filing.
Earlier this month, Covidien agreed to acquire Sunnyvale, Calif.-based device maker Barrx Medical Inc. for $325 million.
Barrx, a private company, specializes in minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation systems that target precancerous tissue in the esophagus.
Covidien will acquire all outstanding Barrx stock in a deal slated to close by January 31, 2012, according to a press release. Future earn-out payments
Here are the latest personnel changes from medical device, diagnostics and life science companies around the nation. For more recent moves, check out MassDevice’s compilation of the latest Personnel Roundup page.
- Former BSX exec takes corner office at BeneChill
Therapeutic hypothermia company BeneChill Inc. appointed former Boston Scientific exec Fred Colen as its new president & CEO.
- Zappas is Viking Systems’ new VP
Westborough, Mass.-based Viking Systems Inc. (OTCBB:VKNG) appointed med-tech sales veteran Andrew Zappas as vice president of U.S. sales.
- Dune Medical appoints new CFO
Roger Blanchette will take over as the senior VP and CFO of Dune Medical Devices, effective immediately.
- Cal eConnect appoints Cothren CTO
Emeryville, Calif.-based Cal eConnect appointed Robert Cothren as its new chief technology officer.
- Cervia is Nephros new consultant
Filtration product device developer Nephros, Inc. (OTC:NEPH) has engaged Joseph S. Cervia, M.D. as a strategic consultant.
- United Spinal Assn. appoints Bennewith as director of government relations
The United Spinal Assn. appointed Alex Bennewith as its new director of government relations. She will lead legislative and regulatory efforts on Medicare and Medicaid matters.
- CoActiv appoints new sales director
CoActiv Medical appointed Doug Hayes as the digital image management company’s new director of west coast sales.