SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc., a pioneer in the development of transcarotid therapies for intra and extracranial vascular diseases, announces the appointment of Andrew (Andy) Davis to the position of Executive Vice President of Global Sales. In this new role, Andy will assemble a sales organization and lead the company's commercialization efforts for the TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedure with the ENROUTE® Transcarotid Neuroprotection System (NPS) and the ENROUTE® Transcarotid Stent System.
Prior to joining Silk Road Medical, Andy was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Acelity's Advanced Wound Therapy Group and previously held Vice President of Sales positions for Medtronic's CoreValve, Endovascular, Peripheral and Spinal/Biologics divisions. He has over 20 years of experience in the medical device field with deep expertise in launching innovative, minimally invasive therapies that increase patient access and solve unmet clinical needs in cardiovascular diseases historically treated with invasive surgical approaches.
"Andy is the ideal sales leader to help Silk Road redefine carotid artery revascularization and realize its mission to beat stroke and its devastating effects on patients, families and society," said Erica Rogers, Chief Executive Officer. "Andy's deep knowledge of endovascular surgery, extensive relationships, and track record of success will be incredibly valuable to our team as we commercialize in the US and beyond."
"Silk Road has completely changed the way we think about treating carotid artery disease," said Davis. "There are known and sometimes severe complications with open carotid surgery, and transfemoral carotid stenting with current technology actually increases the stroke risk. TCAR is a clinically proven game-changer, as demonstrated by the ROADSTER trial, with the clear potential to become standard of care."
About TCAR with the ENROUTE Transcarotid Neuroprotection and Stent System:
The ENROUTE Transcarotid NPS is a first in class system used to directly access the common carotid artery and initiate high rate temporary blood flow reversal to protect the brain from stroke while performing carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) with the ENROUTE Transcarotid Stent System. The TCAR procedure using the ENROUTE system is a clinically proven alternative to carotid endarterectomy (open surgery) that can be performed efficiently under local anesthesia and can significantly minimize complications, recovery time and scarring for the patient.
About Silk Road Medical, Inc.
Silk Road Medical, Inc. is a private company located in Sunnyvale, CA, that develops and manufactures minimally-invasive medical devices intended to improve the treatment of intra- and extra-cranial cerebrovascular disease through proprietary transcarotid therapies. Detailed information about Silk Road Medical can be found at www.silkroadmed.com.
Silk Road and ENROUTE are registered trademarks of Silk Road Medical, Inc.
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