MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tenaxis Medical, Inc. (www.tenaxismedical.com) a medical device company focused on the development of functionally designed surgical sealants announced today that Dr. William E. Cohn has been added to its board of directors. Dr. Cohn is a cardiovascular surgeon and the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgical Technology at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas. In addition, he is co-director of the Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Associate Professor of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Houston.
A well-respected cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Cohn is also a prolific inventor and innovator of medical devices that improve patient outcomes. He has focused on new techniques that involve minimally invasive surgery that allow the surgeon to operate on the beating heart. These procedures and devices minimize the risk to the patient.
"The board and I are very pleased that Dr. Cohn has agreed to join us as a board member," said Ronald Dieck, President and CEO of Tenaxis Medical, Inc. "He is an innovative and well respected surgeon who will bring strong medical based guidance to the company. In addition, Dr. Cohn brings a unique combination of operational, technical, regulatory and financial experience. He is truly an entrepreneur in his own right."
About Tenaxis Medical, Inc.
Located in Mountain View, CA, Tenaxis Medical, Inc. is a privately held company that began operations in 2006. It develops novel, high performance sealants that are designed to meet unmet needs throughout various medical procedures. The products are based on a patent foundation that allows for the development of sealants with wide mechanical and chemical properties.
The company's first product, ArterX® Surgical Sealant, is designed for use in the circulatory system specifically for controlling bleeding at the attachment sites of two blood vessels or the connection of a synthetic vascular graft to a blood vessel. The results of its pivotal clinical study have recently been published in the Annals of Vascular Surgery. ArterX Surgical Sealant has its CE Mark and is sold throughout most of Europe. A Premarket Approval Application (PMA) has been submitted to the FDA and is currently under evaluation.
The company is developing a second high performance sealant for use throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Prevent GI Sealant will be designed to meet the more challenging environment of the GI tract where exposure to acidic conditions and enzymatic degradation are not uncommon.
A third product will be developed for the prevention of surgical adhesions. This will have the ability to be delivered laparoscopically as a spray that will help to reduce or prevent pelvic and abdominal adhesions. Surgical adhesions are perhaps the largest complication to many common surgical procedures.
Contact: Ronald Dieck, (650) 691-9016, x 110
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