BELGRADE, Mont., June 8 Bacterin International, Inc. (Bacterin), a developer of anti-infective coatings for medical applications and revolutionary bone graft material, today announced that it has appointed John P. Gandolfo, a seasoned financial professional and healthcare industry veteran, as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Gandolfo replaces Steve Warnecke who recently resigned to pursue other opportunities.
Prior to joining Bacterin, Mr. Gandolfo served as Chief Financial Officer of Progenitor Cell Therapy, a leading contract manufacturer and developer of allogeneic and adult stem cell therapies. From 2007 to 2009, he was CFO of Power Medical Interventions, Inc. ("PMI"), a publicly held medical device company that manufactures and markets computer assisted surgical instruments, which was acquired by Covidien. During his tenure at PMI, Mr. Gandolfo raised approximately $75 million in capital for the company and was responsible for licensing a portion of PMI's intellectual property to a global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. From 2001 through 2006, Mr. Gandolfo was Chief Financial Officer of Bioject Medical Technologies, Inc. ("Bioject Medical"), a publicly held supplier of needle free drug delivery systems to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He served on the Bioject Medical's Board of Directors from 2006 through 2007.
In addition, from 1994 to 1999, Mr. Gandolfo served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Impath, Inc, a publicly held cancer information company that provided diagnostic and prognostic cancer analysis to hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, which was acquired by Genzyme Genetics in 2004, and during the prior seven years, as Chief Financial Officer of Medical Resources, Inc., a publicly held manager of diagnostic imaging centers throughout the United States. Mr. Gandolfo graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and is a certified public accountant who began his professional career at Price Waterhouse.
Commenting on Mr. Gandolfo's appointment, Guy Cook, Bacterin's President and CEO, said, "We were very fortunate to attract a seasoned industry professional such as John. He has 23 years financial executive experience in the healthcare industry, which will be a great support as we move Bacterin into its next phase of growth. We look forward to adding his leadership skills and industry background to our management team." Mr. Gandolfo added, "I am extremely excited about joining Bacterin and adding my expertise and experience to their talented management team. The Company is well positioned for strong growth and I look forward to assisting in the continuing enhancement of shareholder value."
About Bacterin International
Bacterin processes, markets, and distributes innovative, biologic allografts for transplantation. The Company's products, OsteoSponge®, OsteoSpongeSC® and OsteoWrap®, are made from demineralized bone that is malleable and flexible, which enables more efficient and precise handling. It also markets BacFast® and OsteoLock®, which are used in spine surgery, designed to minimize graft back-out, and increase osteoinductivity. Bacterin's latest allograft, OsteoSelect® DBM Putty has excellent handling characteristics and is distributed as a sterile product, with osteoinductivy testing completed on every lot after terminal sterilization. Bacterin also produces and licenses bioactive coatings for medical applications. Headquartered in Belgrade, Montana, Bacterin operates a 32,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art, full compliant and FDA registered facility, equipped with five Class 100 clean rooms.
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