VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enox Biopharma, Inc., a leader in the development of innovative solutions for infections associated with medical devices, today announced that it has appointed John C. Rewcastle, Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining Enox, Dr. Rewcastle served as Medical Director of EDAP TMS S.A. (Nasdaq: EDAP) and also cofounded Firma Medical, a private medical device company. Prior to this, he served as Chief Scientific Officer of Sanarus Medical, Inc. and also led the research department of Endocare, Inc. which is now owned by Endo Pharmaceuticals. Concurrent with his industry experience, Dr. Rewcastle served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Calgary where he had completed his Ph.D. which focused on the development and characterization of medical devices. He has authored over 40 peer reviewed journal articles and medical text book chapters.
"John brings significant medical device industry experience to Enox and our ability to recruit a veteran of the medical device industry speaks to the compelling potential of the Enox technology," said Enox Founder and President Professor Yossef Av-Gay. "As we focus on FDA approval and commercialization of devices combined with Nitric Oxide impregnation, John's leadership and experience will be invaluable."
Dr. Rewcastle commented, "Enox has harnessed the body's own mechanism of action to block microbial growth on medical devices without the use of antibiotics. Potentially, this is a solution to one of the biggest problems facing patients and hospitals today: hospital acquired infections. The regulatory and reimbursement paths should be relatively straight forward. Nitric Oxide has an already established safety profile as it is FDA approved for respiratory treatment of neonates. In the United States, Medicare no longer pays hospitals
|SOURCE Enox Biopharma, Inc.|
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