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Boston expands board, appoints tech specialist

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Boston Scientific has appointed technology investor David Roux to its board, increasing the number of directors from 10 to 11, effective 1 January 2014. Mr Roux is a co-founder and director of Silver Lake, a private equity firm focused on technology investing. Before this, he was chair and CEO of troubled software developer Liberate Technologies, executive vice-president of its parent company and IT specialist Oracle, and senior vice-president of Lotus Development, which was acquired by computing giant IBM in 1995. The appointment comes as Boston attempts to turn the corner on a difficult few years, and some have speculated that Mr Roux could aid the firm’s M&A strategy in areas outside its core medical device expertise. This could include healthcare IT, which rival Medtronic made a move into earlier this year, buying telehealth specialist Cardiocom in August.

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