Remote patient care company Preventice and remote cardiac monitoring devices maker eCardio Diagnostics announced this week that they would join forces and merge sales operations under a new holding company, Preventice Inc.
The new company combines Preventice’s commercially available wireless remote cardiac monitoring systems with eCardio’s national sales force and patient monitoring center.
Sirona Dental (NSDQ:SIRO) CFO Simone Blank is slated in October to hand over her title to new-comer Ulrich Michel, who formerly worked as a finance chief in the commercial auto and heating/ventilation industries.
Blank worked for Sirona for 15 years, taking on the CFO title in 2005. The company did not state a reason for her departure, but she will stay on until October 14 to help smooth the transition.
Medtronic initiated a recall on the devices in November after finding higher-than-expected rates of failure when the implantable SynchroMed II pumps were used with "unapproved drugs."