WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE) – Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. [NYSE MKT: CVRS], a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced that Mark Toland has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, replacing David Handler who has announced his resignation.
Mr. Toland joins Corindus from Boston Scientific [NYSE: BSX], a global medical technology leader with a significant focus on cardiovascular solutions, where he most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Accounts & Global Healthcare Solutions. He brings more than 20 years of operating experience in the cardiovascular medical device industry to Corindus. Mr. Toland spent more than 18 years at Boston Scientific where he led large divisional and corporate teams responsible for U.S. commercial sales and operations across multiple cardiovascular business segments, including Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral, Structural Heart, and Electrophysiology.
"Mark is a highly respected industry veteran with proven leadership skills and an exceptional track record of growing organizations within the interventional cardiovascular industry," said Jeffrey Lightcap, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Corindus. "Mark’s deep cath lab insights and strategic vision will be instrumental to leading Corindus as we build upon our strong foundation and work to capture the significant potential of robotics in the cath lab."
Commenting on his appointment, Mark Toland said, "The global opportunity for precision vascular robotics is tremendous. I am extremely impressed with the Company’s skilled team and unique product offering within large segments of the vascular markets. I am excited to join Corindus and look forward to working with the healthcare community on enhancing patient outcomes while reducing radiation exposure and ergonomic strain to physicians and healthcare providers."
Mr. Lightcap added, "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and everyone at Corindus, we thank David Handler for his contributions to Corindus which have created a solid foundation for the Company’s future success. Under David’s leadership, Corindus successfully brought the CorPath System® through US regulatory approval and its early commercialization. We wish David the best in his future endeavors."
About Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc.
Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. is a global technology leader in robotic-assisted vascular interventions. The company's CorPath System is the first FDA-cleared medical device to bring robotic precision to interventional procedures. During the procedure, the interventional cardiologist sits at a radiation-shielded workstation to advance guide catheters, stents, and guidewires with millimeter-by-millimeter precision. The workstation allows the physician greater control and the freedom from wearing heavy lead protective equipment that causes musculoskeletal injuries. With the CorPath System, Corindus Vascular Robotics brings robotic precision to interventional procedures to help optimize clinical outcomes and minimize the costs associated with complications of improper stent placement during manual procedures. Corindus stands behind its product with its unique $1,000 hospital credit "One Stent Program."
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Forward Looking Statements
Statements made in this release that are not statements of historical or current facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Corindus to be materially different from historical results or from any future results or projections expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements in the conditional or future tenses or that includes terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "estimates," "intends," "anticipates" or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may include comments as to Corindus’ beliefs and expectations as to future event
Examples of such statements include statements:
- that the level of precision that can be attained using the CorPath GRX technology, combined with the potential for remote capabilities in the future, will both expand and improve how patients are treated;
- that Corindus has entered a transformational period with a focus on expanding its reach to partner with hospitals to build robotic programs globally;
- that the successful completion of these procedures at Fu Wai Hospital is the first step in Corindus' growth strategy within China; and that
- the precise positioning enhancements to the CorPath platform that allows physicians to adjust guide catheters during PCI procedures may expand the use of the CorPath GRX System to more complex cases.