20-Year Global Commercial Medical Imaging Veteran to Lead Rollout of ENDRA Technology in European and U.S. Markets
ANN ARBOR, MI / ACCESSWIRE / June 3, 2019 / ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. ("ENDRA") (NASDAQ: NDRA), a developer of enhanced ultrasound technologies, has appointed Renaud Maloberti as Chief Commercial Officer.
Maloberti brings over 20 years of commercial medical imaging experience to ENDRA Life Sciences, including 12 years in ultrasound. Most recently, Maloberti served as the Chief Commercial Officer of Bionik Laboratories, a rehabilitation robotics company. Prior to Bionik, Maloberti served as Vice President and General Manager at FujiFilm SonoSite, where he led the development and commercialization of the world's first high-frequency ultrasound, leading the division through double-digit revenue growth for six years.
Maloberti has also served as General Manager, Americas for BK Medical Systems, the ultrasound subsidiary of Analogic Corporation. Earlier in his career, Maloberti worked at Draeger Medical Systems, a leader in patient monitoring and healthcare IT systems. Maloberti also spent 10 years in sales and marketing roles at GE Healthcare, a global leader in diagnostic imaging and ENDRA's strategic partner.
Maloberti holds an MBA in global marketing from Babson College, and a Bachelor's Degree in International Finance from ESLSCA Business School in Paris, France. He is fluent in English in French.
"I am thrilled to have Renaud join the ENDRA team," said Francois Michelon, Chief Executive Officer of ENDRA Life Sciences. "His deep commercial experience, particularly with breakthrough ultrasound devices, combined with his bi-cultural background and extensive clinical network, are a great fit for ENDRA's TAEUS commercialization plans in Europe this year, and the U.S in 2020. Additionally, Renaud has demonstrated his impact in both large matrix organizations like GE Healthcare, and fast paced and lean microcap companies. It's a rare combination that we believe will not only solidify our core management team, but also prepare the company to commercialize and scale our TAEUS technology in the years to come," concluded Michelon.
"I am very excited to join ENDRA, an innovative company with a game changing technology that addresses a large unmet clinical need in liver disease," said Renaud Maloberti. "I look forward to working with Francois and the team and leveraging my experience and clinical relationships to drive ENDRA's commercialization success," concluded Maloberti.
About ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. ("ENDRA") (NASDAQ: NDRA) is a developer of enhanced ultrasound technologies. ENDRA is developing a next generation Thermo-Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound (TAEUS™) platform to enable clinicians to visualize human tissue composition, function and temperature in ways previously possible only with CT & MRI - at a fraction of the cost, and at the point-of-care. ENDRA's first TAEUS application will focus on the fatty liver tissue characterization, for early detection and monitoring of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). ENDRA's goal is to bring new capabilities to ultrasound - thereby broadening access to better healthcare. For more information, please visit www.endrainc.com.
About Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
NAFLD is a condition closely associated with obesity, diabetes, hepatitis-C and certain genetic predispositions in which fat accumulates in the liver. NAFLD affects over 1 billion people globally and is estimated to cost the U.S healthcare system over $100 billion annually. NAFLD is often asymptomatic and if left untreated, NAFLD can progress to inflammation (NASH), tissue scarring (fibrosis), cell death (cirrhosis) and liver cancer. By 2025, NAFLD is forecast to be the greatest root cause of liver transplants. The only tools currently available for diagnosing and monitoring NAFLD are impractical: expensive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or an invasive surgical biopsy.
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