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PurThread Technologies Welcomes Life Sciences Veterans to CEO and Board Positions
Date:7/30/2013

DURHAM, N.C., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning life science and high-performance fabric company PurThread Technologies has added two powerhouses to its team who have the track records to guide the company through its next phase of rapid growth. Healthcare sales, marketing and executive management professional Lisa T. Grimes will lead PurThread as President & Chief Executive Officer. Meanwhile, Dr. Tom Inglesby, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Center for Health Security, joins the PurThread Board of Directors, bringing with him significant expertise in public health policy. 

"At PurThread we are excited to have both of these individuals, with such outstanding accomplishments, join the team," said Dick Bodman, Chairman of the PurThread Board of Directors.

With 28 years of experience in the life sciences industry, Grimes brings a wealth of deep domain expertise to the table. She was formerly CEO of InSite Clinical Trials, a full service contract research organization, which was acquired by United Healthcare.

"The antimicrobial textile field is rapidly becoming an integral part of the life sciences industry, so it's certainly an exciting time to be joining the PurThread team," said Grimes. "I'm thrilled to be a part of a company that shares my passion for a continued commitment to innovation and safety within the healthcare environment."

Prior to InSite Clinical Trials, Grimes served as Vice President of Business Development for Pharmaceutical Product Development. She served for ten years as a member of the Executive Advisory Group of Campbell Alliance and its subsidiary, the Pharmaceutical Institute. Additionally, she served as CEO of AcSentient, a specialty pharmacy company
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