SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Baxano, Inc.
om) today announced the addition of George A. Harter, Jr. to
the executive team at Baxano, Inc. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr.
Harter will be responsible for Finance, Administration and Human
Mr. Harter served as the Chief Financial Officer for Acclarent,
Inc. from 2005 to 2011, through its acquisition by Johnson &
Johnson. From September 2003 to April 2005, Mr. Harter served as
Chief Financial Officer for Velocimed, an interventional cardiology
company. Prior to Velocimed, Mr. Harter held roles at other health
care companies including Boston Scientific. Mr. Harter received his
B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles
and his M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.
“George is a key senior executive hire who adds tremendous
credibility to our already strong team,” said Tony Recupero,
President and CEO of Baxano, Inc. “In 2011, our focus on will
be on rapidly growing our base of clinical experience. With his
impressive background establishing and growing financial and
operational systems, he will play a key role in our continuing full
commercial launch of the iO-Flex System.”
“Baxano’s less invasive iO-Flex™ System holds great
promise for many patients suffering from spinal stenosis and
provides a cost-effective treatment alternative to health care
providers and insurers. I am excited to join Baxano as they bring
this compelling technology to market and look forward to leveraging
my experience to build another robust commercial-stage medical
device company,” said Mr. Harter.
About Baxano, Inc.
Based in San Jose, CA, Baxano, Inc.,
is focused on developing innovative solutions that restore spine
function, preserve healthy tissue, and enable a better quality of
life for patients