ProUroCare Medical Inc. (OCTQB: PUMD), developer of the FDA-approved ProUroScan™ prostate imaging system, announced that life sciences veteran Doris Engibous has entered into a contract to act as its interim Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Engibous’ primary assignment during this interim period is to direct activities leading to a 510(k) submission for a reusable probe for the ProUroScan system, the placements of systems at key opinion leader sites, and the production of systems in advance of market launch. Chairman of the Board, Dr. Michael Chambers, commented, “We are delighted to have someone with Doris’ track record of focus on product development and market adoption with financial and operational experience in both emerging and established businesses.”
ProUroCare Board member Larry Getlin added, “I have known Doris for many years. Not only is she a fabulous addition to the company's bench strength as we move towards commercialization, but she has considerable experience in navigating partnership opportunities with both corporate and institutional players.” Rick Carlson, ProUroCare’s President and CEO, explained, “As we execute beyond initial FDA approval, the work to prepare for commercialization has increased dramatically. Doris can hit the ground running and is a great fit with our team.”
Ms. Engibous commented, “I am excited about my new responsibilities. My mission is clear. We have identified our short term critical milestones towards commercialization and my job is to ensure that we accomplish all tasks necessary to meet every one of them.” Ms. Engibous is past President and CEO of Hemosphere, Inc., former President of Nellcor (a business of Tyco Healthcare, now Covidien) and serves on the board of Natus Medical (NASDAQ: BABY).
About ProUroCare Medical Inc.
ProUroCare Medical Inc. is a publicly traded company engaged in the business of creating 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, received commercial clearance from the FDA in April 2012. Based in Minneapolis, the company’s stock trades on the OTCQB market (www.otcmarkets.com).
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Chief Executive Officer