Names Michael DiMeo as CFO and Announces Collaboration with Oncology Executive Team
Martinez, CA – ExThera Medical Corporation, creator of the Seraph® 100 Microbind® Affinity Blood Filter (Seraph 100), today announces the addition of Michael DiMeo as Chief Financial Officer. Michael brings a background in life science, including oncolytics and exosome diagnostics, with expertise in MedTech capital structuring. He will report to Robert Ward, Ph.D. (h)., NAE, the CEO & a founder of ExThera Medical.
“Michael’s experience in financial management and structuring of MedTech companies is exactly what ExThera needs to take us to the next level, both operationally and financially,” said Robert Ward. Additionally, “Michael brings additional sophistication necessary for large-scale transactions needed for growth and maturity of the company,” said Erin Borger, Director & ExThera Board Member.
In addition, ExThera Medical is pleased to announce a collaboration with Trusted Health Advisors for the creation of an exciting new oncology initiative to be led by three successful oncology veterans from the in vitro diagnostic and therapeutic space. The advising team for the new program within ExThera Medical includes:
• Jay Wohlgemuth, M.D., former CMO of highly successful Quest Diagnostics, responsible for R&D, Medical Affairs, and Laboratory Quality.
• Professor Frank Cockerill, M.D., former Chair of Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Mayo Clinic, and President of Mayo Medical Laboratories. Dr. Cockerill is a global leader in diagnostic test development for infectious diseases.
• Peter Kuhn, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering, and Urology. Dr. Kuhn has extensive experience developing cancer diagnostic products and is focused on therapeutic and diagnostic cancer care.
Earlier this month ExThera announced FDA approval of a recently submitted Investigational New Device (IDE) application for its OncoBind™ Procedure. As previously reported, two independent laboratories have confirmed the viability of efficient removal of circulating tumor cells from human blood with ExThera’s Seraph 100 pathogen binding technology.
In addition to much needed therapeutic treatment and prevention options in metastatic cancer, ExThera plans to aggressively pursue regulatory pathways for an extremely sensitive and specific diagnostic platform currently in development. To learn more and follow our OncoBindTM Procedure program, visit: http://www.extheramedical.com/oncobind.
About ExThera Medical Corporation
ExThera Medical Corporation develops and commercializes extracorporeal blood filtration devices, including the Seraph® 100 Microbind® Affinity Blood Filter for removing a broad range of pathogens from the bloodstream of patients. Seraph can be used in hospitals, clinics, or field hospitals to address nosocomial and community-acquired infections as well as those caused by battlefield wounds and pandemics. ExThera Medical’s extracorporeal products have demonstrated life-saving capabilities in a wide range of critically ill patients suffering from sepsis, COVID-19, and other severe infections. With a growing body of outcome and health economic evidence from independent clinical studies, success in the DARPA Dialysis-Like Therapeutics program, and from successful clinical use in the US, the EU, and the Middle East, the company is well positioned to serve healthcare professionals and patients alike. The Seraph 100® attained CE mark and is commercially available in the EU. The Seraph 100 has FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for treatment of COVID-19 in the USA.
For more information visit the company’s website at www.extheramedical.com.
About Seraph 100
As a patient’s blood flows through the Seraph 100 filter, it passes over beads with receptors that mimic the receptors on human cells that pathogens target when they invade the body. Harmful substances are quickly captured and adsorbed onto the surface of the beads and are thereby subtracted from the bloodstream. Seraph adds nothing to the bloodstream. It targets the pathogens that cause the infection, while it also binds and removes harmful substances generated by the pathogen and by the body’s response to the infection. Seraph’s adsorption media (the beads) constitute a flexible platform that uses immobilized (chemically bonded) heparin for its well-established blood compatibility and its unique ability to bind bacteria, viruses, fungi, and important sepsis mediators reported to contribute to organ failure during sepsis.
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