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Silk Road Medical Appoints Ground Breaking Innovator as Chief Technology Officer
Date:7/23/2014

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc., a developer of advanced devices for the transcarotid treatment of intra- and extra-cranial cerebrovascular disease, announced today the appointment of Michael P. Wallace to the position of Chief Technology Officer.  In this new role, Michael will lead the company's Research and Development efforts across its family of transcarotid access and treatment devices.

Prior to joining Silk Road Medical, Michael was the Vice President of Research and Development at Boston Scientific's Electrophysiology Division and previously held senior technical leadership roles at Baxano Surgical, Inc., BARRx Medical, and Boston Scientific Neurovascular / Target Therapeutics. He has over 20 years of experience in the medical device field and holds over 120 issued or pending US patents.

"The addition of Mike Wallace completes the all-star executive line up at Silk Road.  Our executives are deeply experienced in the fields of carotid and neurovascular diseases and are considered the best in the industry across marketing, clinical, operations, and R&D. Our impressive executive team and the recently announced completion of enrollment in our pivotal ROADSTER Trial positions Silk Road Medical for the promising future of transcarotid interventions," said Erica Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"I am thrilled to join Silk Road to lead the R&D team through the commercial development of its pioneering and unique ENROUTE™ Transcarotid Neuroprotection and Stent Systems for treating blockages in the artery of the neck.  Despite decades of development, traditional transfemoral carotid stenting (CAS) has been associated with an excess risk of stroke due to aortic arch catheterization and less than ideal embolic protection devices.  With Silk
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