DUNDEE, Scotland, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Professor Jonathan M Sackier has joined Vascular Flow Technologies, a global medical device company based in Dundee, Scotland as a Non-Executive Board Member. Professor Sackier is an internationally recognised surgeon, business consultant and media contributor.
Vascular Flow Technologies (VF)
VF is a young global medical devices company focused on the research, development and commercialisation of vascular devices based on a new understanding of blood flow dynamics - Spiral Laminar Flow™ - first observed by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th Century. They are based in Dundee, Scotland and a US division in Boston, Massachusetts. Their innovative technology is currently applied to two synthetic vascular grafts, the SLF™ PV graft and SLF™ AV graft.
Professor Jonathan M Sackier
Professor Sackier was appointed to the board of VF on 3rd April 2013 and will bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and drive to the company. He trained in Britain as a surgeon then moved to the USA where he helped lead the laparoscopic surgery revolution and founded the Washington Institute of Surgical Endoscopy.
He is Visiting Professor of Surgery and Medicine at the University of Virginia and his activities in research, funded by multiple grants, have led to many publications, chapters and books. He has served journals in editorial or reviewer functions, been involved in medical societies at the highest level and been honoured for his work in many countries.
Jonathan's collaborations with the pharmaceutical and medical device industry have led to multiple technologies coming to market. He has acted as a consultant to healthcare companies, participated in raising capital and has enjoyed a range of corporate governance experiences. He currently sits on a number of boards in various roles.
A frequent commentator in the media, Jonathan has been a guest on radio and television many times and is an ardent patient advocate and supporter of liberating innovation.
Jonathan serves as Medical Counsel to the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) and authors the monthly "Fly Well" column in AOPA Pilot magazine. Jonathan is a keen pilot and enjoys the challenge and discipline of high speed flight.
What it means
CEO of VF, Bill Allan said, "The appointment of Professor Sackier is great news for VFT. We are all delighted to have him join our Board and very much look forward to benefit from his considerable experience, knowledge and enthusiasm. Jonathan's contribution will significantly strengthen our Board Leadership, adding deeper USA insight, knowledge and relationships at a key development stage for our business."
The company has, over the past 18 months, undergone a significant transformation under Bill Allan's leadership and is currently enjoying growing sales, an increasing & strengthened team and excellent clinical results.
For more press information contact Bill Allan, Kate Full or Caroline Thoms on the above number.
SOURCE Vascular Flow Technologies