AMIRIM, Israel, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Via Surgical Ltd., a leading developer of novel surgical fixation technologies for mesh placement in hernia repair, announced today that it has appointed John Gomes as its Chief Commercial Officer.
John Gomes will lead and oversee global commercialization to support clinical use of the company's proprietary FasTouch™, a novel technology that provides deployable suture fixation in hernia repair.
"Mr. Gomes brings extensive and successful worldwide leadership experience from early stage to large fortune 50 organizations, amongst them Harvard affiliate, The Joslin Diabetes Center, Atrium Medical Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson, Inc., John's unparalleled and longstanding commitment to patient centric innovation has forged strong relationships within the medical and clinical communities resulting in improved patient care and outcomes," said Ofek Levin, Co-founder and CEO of Via Surgical Ltd. "His skills are tremendously valuable to Via as we transition our focus into the commercializing of the FasTouch.
"I'm excited to join the Via Surgical team and serve patients and their clinicians for better outcomes by commercializing FasTouch, the next generation in surgical fixation in hernia repair. FasTouch is a unique opportunity in the surgical fixation sector as the first to provide lockable, flexible suture like transfascial fixation with less foreign body material," commented Gomes. "Between the comparative data introduced during this years SAGES meeting and the growing body of data in surgical mesh fixation, FasTouch is the subject of considerable interest in the general surgical community. I'm looking forward to working with the team to build a commercial organization that complements FasTouch's unique patient focused characteristics and maximizes its significant commercial potential."
About Via Surgical Ltd.
Via Surgical Ltd. provides next-generation fixation technology. Realizing that many hernia repairs make use of multiple means for mesh fixation - anchor/helical hernia tacks, manually applied transfascial sutures - Via Surgical has developed its FasTouch system to provide deployable suture fixation that is strong and consistent, yet easily and rapidly deployed for hernia repair.
Please visit http://www.viasurgical.com for more information.
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SOURCE Via Surgical Ltd.