Artio Medical Appoints Paul Muller as Chief Technology Officer and General Manager
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Artio Medical, Inc. (Artio), a medical device company developing innovative products for the peripheral vascular, neurovascular, and structural heart markets, today announced it has named Paul Muller to serve as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and General Manager (GM). Mr. Muller will oversee the development of Artio's portfolio of products and scale the company's manufacturing capabilities ahead of Artio's first commercial product launch in 2021.
"Paul is a highly skilled engineer and seasoned industry veteran with exceptional team-building and leadership skills who has demonstrated a successful track record developing novel, market-leading medical devices," stated Dr. F. Nicholas Franano, President and CEO of Artio Medical. "We are thrilled to have someone with Paul's talent and vision leading product development at Artio."
Previously, Mr. Muller was CTO and GM at Flow Forward Medical (recently acquired by Artio) where he managed the development of Flow Forward's Arteriovenous Fistula Eligibility (AFE) System™, a small, temporary, external blood pump system for kidney failure patients that stimulates vein enlargement prior to the creation of vascular access sites for hemodialysis. Paul previously held leadership positions and achieved major engineering and product development milestones at Thoratec (subsequently acquired by St. Jude Medical and Abbott) and Guidant (subsequently acquired by Abbott). Mr. Muller is a named inventor on 31 patents, and he has published several peer-reviewed papers in leading medical journals. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Pacific.
"Artio has a robust, best-in-class product pipeline and I look forward to bringing my experience successfully developing and commercializing new products to the team," commented Mr. Muller. "It is an exciting time to join Artio as we prepare for the upcoming commercial launch of the Solus GoldTM Embolization Device and the first clinical use of the AFE System. I am very impressed with the Artio team and the broad portfolio of product opportunities they have assembled, each of which addresses important unmet clinical needs."
Mr. Muller joins a talented leadership team of experienced medical device professionals including Senior Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Melissa Viotti; Program Director Ryan Moore; Director of Technology Vera Shinsky; and Director of Marketing and Operations Jennifer Martin. Collectively, Artio's leadership team has achieved seven exits by acquisition, and has worked for notable medical device companies including Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Stryker Neurovascular, Guidant, Thoratec, St. Jude Medical, Silk Road Medical, Concentric Medical, and Route 92 Medical.
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