Ex-ArthroCare CEO heads lung disorder firm
This article was originally published in Clinica
Michael Baker, the former president and CEO of tissue ablation technology specialist ArthroCare, has been appointed to lead Pulmonx , a Redwood City, California firm specialising in minimally-invasive treatments for pulmonary disorders. Mr. Baker was at ArthroCare for 11 years, but left in February under controversial circumstances, when an internal audit found evidence of improper business conduct by the company (see Improper practices prompt CEO to depart ArthroCare, 19/2/09). The appointment comes at a time when Pulmonx is poised for global commercialisation of its new Chartis System, a tool for assessing lung function. The product was FDA-cleared in July, and the firm is awaiting approval for CE marking.
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