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Hansen makes Peter Mariani CFO

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Robotic surgery specialist Hansen Medical has appointed a new chief financial officer, former Guidant chief accounting officer Peter Mariani. Mr Mariani spent nearly 12 years with heart device developer Guidant, which was acquired by Boston Scientific in April 2006 for $25.6bn. After the takeover, he co-led the initial integration of the two companies, before leaving to work as CFO of Harlan Laboratories and BMW Constructors. Mr Mariani's appointment comes after a long search by Hansen to find a new CFO. He replaces Peter Osborne, who has served as interim CFO since February 2010, following the resignation of Steve Van Dick, who held the position for four years (, 25 February 2010). The Mountain View, California company is currently awaiting US FDA 510(k) clearance of its Vascular Robotic System, which it hopes will boost the uptake of its robotic technology. It filed for clearance in April (, 12 April 2011).

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