Monday Moves [12/10/12]: New appointments at Apnicure, Histogenics, and Sophono; a promotion at Pregis

Monday Moves [12/10/12]:

New appointments at Apnicure, Histogenics, and Sophono; a promotion at Pregis

Apnicure Appoints David White as Chief Scientific Officer

ApniCure Inc., a medical device company focused on developing and commercializing novel home-use devices for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has announced the appointment of David P. White, M.D., as chief scientific officer. Before joining ApniCure, White served as chief medical officer for Philips Respironics, a sleep and respiratory care company. He is currently a professor of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior physician, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. [Reuters]
Sophono Names Richard Giancola Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing
Sophono Inc., a medical device manufacturer specializing in implantable, bone conduction hearing devices has named Richard Giancola vice president – global sales and marketing. Giancola previously served as CEO of Neuromonics Inc., a medical device manufacturer of products and services to treat tinnitus. Sophono recently introduced its second-generation Alpha 2 hearing device for individuals suffering from severe to profound hearing loss or impairment. [PR Newswire]
Kevin Rankin Appointed to Board of Directors at Histogenics
(Business Wire) Histogenics Corp., a biologics company that combines cell therapy and tissue engineering technologies to develop products primarily for orthopaedic tissue repair and regeneration, has announced the appointment of Kevin L. Rakin to its board of directors. Rakin has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and most recently served as president of regenerative medicine at Shire plc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company. [Histogenics
Pregis Promotes Robert Sepanik to National Product Manager.
Pregis Corp., a provider of protective packaging materials and systems to the medical device industry has promoted Robert Sepanik to national product manager. In this newly-created core business development role, Sepanik will be responsible for creating growth opportunities for the company’s entire range of sheet foam and bubble cushioning products. Most recently Sepanik was business development manager of the company’s European business unit where he was responsible for the company’s foam-in-place and air cushioning systems. [Pregis


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