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.
- Omar Amirana leaves Oxford for Allied Mind
Omar Amirana, a partner at Oxford Biosciences, a life sciences VC firm that manages more than $1 billion in capital, will be pulling up anchor and moving over to Allied Minds, a "private equity-funded innovation company."
Allied Minds, which bills itself as "a holding company that creates subsidiary companies and supports them with capital, management, and shared services," has offices in Boston and Los Angeles. The firm has over $250 million in assets and specializes in developing technology created at universities and research labs.
Amirana, who has been at Oxford since 2005, has served on the boards of a diverse array of companies including his current position on the board of directors at Cardiofocus and Cambridge Endoscopic Devices. Before transitioning to the investment side, Amirana spent several years as the vice president of business development for St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ).
- BioMedix names new medical director
St. Paul, Minn-based Biomedix named Dr. John Martin as medical director. Martin is also a researcher, author, board certified vascular surgeon and medical director of heart and vascular services and director of surgical quality at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
- Life Core hires new CEO
Life Core Technologies, a med tech company focused on preventing brain damage through therapeutic hypothermia, hired Michael Burke as president & CEO this month.
- Sentrx appoints new president & general manager
Drug-safety services provider Sentrx promoted Michael O’Gorman from CFO to president & general manager earlier this month, effective immediately.
- HTG names new VP, chief legal counsel
HTG Molecular Diagnostics appointed Debra Gordon to VP, chief legal counsel for the Tucson, Ariz.-based company. Gordon will guide the development and execution of the company’s intellectual property strategy, lead human resources activities and advise on all legal matters.
- Curaspan hires first chief technology officer
Curaspan Health Group hired its first chief technology officer last week. The Newton, Mass.-based electronic health information company named Tom MacDougall to the position.
- InstantLabs gets new director of product development
Reston, Va.-based InstantLabs announced that Dr. Neil Sharma will take the reins as the first director of product development for the company, which produces portable PCR testing systems.
- Ohio Hospital Assn. president retires after 23 years
The Ohio Hospital Assn. announced that long-serving president and CEO James Castle will retire at the end of the year after 23 years of service. A search committee, assembled by OHA’s board of trustees and chaired by Fairfield Medical Center president & CEO and OHA board of trustees chair Mina Ubbing, will conduct the selection process for Castle’s successor.
- OptiMedica adds member to its advisory board
Optimedica Corp. announced that Dr. Roger Steinert joined its medical advisory board last week. Steiner is an expert in cataract and refractive surgery and ophthalmic lasers.
- Practice Fusion adds to board of directors
San Francisco, Calif.-based Practice Fusion announced that Cora Tellez joined its board of directors today this week. Tellez brings her background in managed care and in the hospital sector to the electronic medical record company.
- Artimplant makes acting CEO official CEO
Swedish degradable implant maker Artimplant AB announced that Kjell Thörnbring, who has been acting CEO since May 4, will officially take over as CEO for the company.