Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Bacterin International appoints John Deedrick to board

Medical device maker Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (MKT:BONE) named John Deedrick as the sixth board director, the company said Wednesday.
Deedrick joined the board on September 6. He is a senior executive with 15 years background within healthcare venture and business consulting. 
He also has 12 years experience in the high-tech defence sector, and has served as corporate venture capitalist for the Mayo Clinic. Deedrick is chief executive of Chip Solutions and is the founder of GreatDeeds, a Minnesota non-profit organization.
As well, he has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern College and a master of business administration from St. Thomas University.
"John brings strong skills in health care operations, growing early stage life science companies, and the use of information technology to improve operating effectiveness," Bacterin CEO Guy Cook said.
The company, which has about 179 employees, develops bone graft material and antimicrobial coatings for medical applications.
Its products are used to enhance fusion in spine surgery, as well as for back pain relief with a facet joint stabilization, and promotion of bone growth in foot and ankle surgery.

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