Healthcare Industry News: Boston Scientific
News Release - February 24, 2009
PolyRemedy Names Jeffrey Jones as Its Chief Operating OfficerHealthcare industry veteran joins strong leadership team at innovative wound care technology company.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 24 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PolyRemedy, Inc., a manufacturer of point-of-care robotic systems for the fabrication and tracking of customized, nano-material-based wound treatments, has hired Jeffrey S. Jones to serve as the Company's chief operating officer (COO). Jones, a seasoned healthcare executive, joined the PolyRemedy management team in January 2009.
"With his experience in growing innovative medical device companies, Jeff brings a proven track record of driving change and achieving results in high growth environments," says Dan Eckert, president and chief executive officer of PolyRemedy. "With a national priority on reducing healthcare costs while improving the quality of care, the timing is great for us to introduce an evidence-driven wound care treatment system, and we are thrilled to have Jeff's experience and leadership on our team as we continue to build our company."
"PolyRemedy's expertise in providing customized wound treatments with objective wound care information is truly unique. We have a real opportunity to improve wound care outcomes," Jones says. "I look forward to working with everyone at PolyRemedy to deliver our innovative wound care treatment approach to the market." As COO, Jones is responsible for managing all aspects of PolyRemedy operations, including manufacturing, research and development, product engineering, software development, information technology, quality assurance, regulatory, materials, purchasing, customer and field service.
Prior to joining PolyRemedy, Jones served as COO at Reliant Technologies, a medical device company in Mountain View, Calif., that developed and launched the innovative Fraxel Laser for skin resurfacing. While there, Jones built strong operations, product engineering, regulatory, quality assurance and an in-house medical clinic to support product launches. By the time Reliant was acquired by Solta Medical in 2008, Jones had helped to grow the company revenue to an $88 million annual run rate.
Previously, Jones was COO at LuMend, Inc., Redwood City, Calif., an interventional cardiology medical device company and vice president of operations at EP Technologies, a subsidiary of Boston Scientific Corporation, San Jose, Calif., an interventional cardiology medical device company. Earlier in his career, Jones held various management positions, including director of Fiber Products Group at Coherent Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., a medical laser system company, and manager of Test and Test Engineering at Hughes Aircraft Company, Fullerton, Calif. Jones was also a captain in the U.S. Army.
Jones received a bachelor's degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, and an MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
PolyRemedy, based in Mountain View, Calif., manufactures robotic systems for the fabrication of nano-fiber wound treatments, on demand and at the point of care. The innovative PolyRemedy system produces customized wound dressings within minutes, measured to fit the wound size and shape and fabricated with the precise material composition necessary to optimally treat the wound. The system also captures and monitors important wound treatment data with the potential to help evaluate costs, refine clinical protocols, and demonstrate evidence-based improvements in wound management.
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