MINNEAPOLIS, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ProUroCare Medical Inc. (OTCQB: PUMD), a provider of proprietary medical imaging products announced today the election of Larry W. Getlin to its Board of Directors.
During the past eight months, Getlin has served as a consultant to the company assisting on its FDA "de novo" market clearance application for its ProUroScan™ system and in developing an effective communication channel with the agency. He has also been instrumental in addressing strategic issues for the company related to current and future regulatory actions.
According to Rick Carlson, ProUroCare's CEO, "Larry is an outstanding addition to our Board bringing 19 years of urology regulatory, clinical affairs, quality and compliance experience. We believe this experience and the relationships he has established within the medical device industry and the global regulatory environment over his 35-year career will be important to us as we pursue new FDA clearances and establish the internal compliance programs required to enter the prostate disease market. His background is representative of the caliber of personnel we intend to add to our Board and management teams moving forward."
Getlin served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Compliance, Legal and Quality at American Medical Systems from June of 2006 to April of 2010, and as Vice President of Regulatory, Clinical Affairs and Quality Systems for 15 years before that time. Prior to joining American Medical Systems he directed U.S. and international regulatory approval programs and GMP compliance initiatives at the Pharmaseal Division of Baxter Healthcare for over 14 years. Getlin contributed to the revised and restated AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. He is also a member of the California State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Health Law Section and the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS).
About ProUroCare Medical Inc.
ProUroCare Medical Inc. is a publicly traded company engaged in the business of developing innovative medical imaging products. The company's ProUroScan system, an elasticity imaging technology used to document abnormalities of the prostate previously detected by a digital rectal examination, is currently under review by the FDA for commercial clearance.
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