During the past week there have been a few big announcements
from heavy hitters in the orthopaedics space. Most notable is Stryker’s appointment of David Floyd (most recently the CEO of OrthoWorx) as group president of its orthopaedics business.
Wright Medical, which has been through a host of changes
over the past year or so, has named a new executive vice president and COO. Pascal Girin will be handling Wright Medical’s extremities, orthopedic reconstruction, and international business on a global scale, along with overseeing the company’s clinical, regulatory, and quality tasks.
has brought on former Genzyme Corp. veteran Peter Traynor as CFO. The company also just relocated its headquarters to Bedford, MA (the company is keeping its existing facility in Burlington, MA) as part of a broader commercialization strategy. The new space quadruples the company’s total square footage and could bring in more than 100 new jobs over the next 12 to 18 months. Last year the Emerging Technology Fund loaned nearly $1.5 million to ConforMIS to support its expanded manufacturing initiative.
Maria Fontanazza is managing editor at UBM Canon. Follow her on Twitter @mariafontanazza.