Navigation Links
RelievantMedsystems Appoints Alex M. DiNello as President and Chief Executive Officer
Date:8/23/2011

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RelievantMedsystems, Inc., today announced the appointment of Alex DiNello to the position of president and chief executive officer and as a member of the company's board of directors. The Company recently received FDA approval of an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to begin its SMART pivotal trial. The Surgical Multi-center Assessment of RF Ablation for the Treatment of Vertebrogenic Back Pain (SMART) trial is a prospective, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled investigation evaluating the reduction of pain in patients with chronic axial low back pain that is targeting to enroll 200 subjects.

"As a minimally invasive therapy for those who suffer from inadequately treated chronic low back pain, the Intracept System has the potential to significantly and positively affect people's lives," said Mr. DiNello. "I joined the Relievant team because I believe the Intracept System brings a highly innovative, differentiated technology requiring no implant to spine specialists and their millions of patients who suffer from this debilitating and painful condition."

Mr. DiNello brings over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, including 18 years focusing on spinal therapies and related medical devices. He has extensive product development, clinical, and commercialization experience including over 60 products successfully launched across the globe. Prior to joining Relievant, DiNello served as vice president and general manager for Medtronic Kyphon. Prior to that, he served as vice president of research and development for Medtronic Kyphon. Previous to that, he was vice president of research and development for Abbott Spine. He also served as vice president of strategic development and research and development at DePuy Spine, a Johnson & Johnson company.

"Alex is uniquely suited to lead the company during this critical phase of executing the SMART clinical study and laying the groundwork for successful commercialization in both US and international markets," said Art Taylor, chairman of the board for RelievantMedsystems. "He is deeply versed in spinal pathologies, is well known and regarded by the spine specialist community and has a proven track record of developing and delivering therapeutic devices to the market. We are pleased to have his leadership during this exciting time for the Company."

RelievantMedsystems is a privately held company based in Redwood City, California.  Its Intracept System is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy delivered through a small access tube into the vertebral body to ablate the basivertebral nerve. The nerve, thought to significantly contribute to chronic low back pain, can no longer generate pain signals following ablation.

Relievant's primary investors include Canaan Partners, Emergent Ventures, Morganthaler Ventures, and ONSET Ventures.


'/>"/>
SOURCE RelievantMedsystems, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Endo Pharmaceuticals Announces Leadership Change at HealthTronics Subsidiary: Appoints Kelly Huang, Ph.D. New President
2. CVS Caremark Appoints Mark S. Cosby as President of CVS/pharmacy
3. CCS Medical Appoints Michael A. Sicuro as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
4. Tengion Appoints Diane Jorkasky, M.D., to its Board of Directors
5. Genelux Corporation Appoints Catherine J. Mackey, PhD to Board of Directors
6. Vermillion Appoints Distribution Partner for OVA1® in Israel and the Palestine Territories
7. State Fund Appoints Medical Director
8. Dynatronics Appoints Bryan D. Alsop Vice President of Information Technology
9. Motorika Appoints Patterson Medical as its Distributor for North America
10. Paragon Bioservices Appoints Dr. Vadim Klyushnichenko as Vice President of Preclinical Services and Process Development
11. HYCOR Appoints Sean-Xavier Neath as Chief Medical Officer to Support Expansion of Product Lines and Enhance Customer Support Offerings
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... accelerator (MR-linac) platform will be the focal point of ... of the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology, taking ... MR-linac integrates a state-of-the-art radiotherapy system and a high-field ... to clearly see the patient,s anatomy in real time. ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... 2016 Tie-up with Government hospitals ... to save newborns   Fortis La Femme, ... in collaboration with Breast Milk Foundation (BMF), a non-profit organization ... Milk Bank, ,Amaara, in Delhi-NCR today. This non-profit centre recognizes ... infants and should be available to babies deprived of mother,s ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... Research and Markets has ... Disposables Market 2016-2020"  report to their offering.  ... global anesthesia disposables market is set to ... the period 2016-2020.  Healthcare-acquired infections ... safety. Organizations like the CDC and Public ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that it has received accreditation for its ... accreditation of three residency programs that Memorial is currently pursuing, including Pediatrics and ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 members of the ... signature of Gov. Nathan Deal on SB 258, the “Rural Health Care Relief” Bill. ... a 70% tax credit to individuals and corporations which donate directly to a “rural ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The White House announced efforts ... more information about their loan terms and accounts, and more protections for borrowers. ... federal and private loans, has reached $1.3 trillion, with 43 million Americans holding ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Petersburg, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 ... ... Children’s Hospital surgeon reveals that infants born with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia have ... babies is born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)—a condition where the diaphragm fails ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 29, 2016 , ... Mobility Designed is redefining mobility with their patent ... M+D Crutch evenly distributes body weight from the elbow to the forearm. In ... crutches than with other crutches. , Co-founders Max and Liliana Younger were inspired to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):