Digital medicine and orthopedics startup Intelligent Implants announced that it has brought on Benjamin A. Hertzog as its CEO
Hertzog was most recently Entrepreneur in Residence with Johnson and Johnson’s Center for Device Innovation at the Texas Medical Center. He previously was founding CEO of catheter-deployed heart pump developer Procyrion, which he led through a Series C financing.
“Ben joined Intelligent Implants as Executive Chairman of the Board in 2020, and his broad experience in complex Class-III medical devices, leadership, and exceptional track record made it an obvious choice to have Ben join us at the helm of the company,” said John Zellmer, Intelligent Implants’ co-founder and founding CEO.
“Ben has the skills and credibility to guide Intelligent Implants as we navigate through the next stage of clinical and commercial activities, Zellmer added in a news release that posted yesterday. Zellmer will remain with the company as COO.
Intelligent Implants’ SmartFuse system is a wirelessly-enabled ortho tech platform designed to remotely stimulate, control, and monitor bone growth. The company has received FDA breakthrough device designation for the system and has received €4.5 million in blended funding from the European Union EIC Accelerator.