Distalmotion has today announced the appointment of Todd M. Pope, Operating Partner at Revival Healthcare Capital, Vice Chairman of the WellAir Group and Chairman of Advamed Accel to the Distalmotion Board of Directors. The Distalmotion board is chaired by Rick Anderson, Chairman of Revival Healthcare Capital.
“We are delighted to welcome Todd Pope to the Distalmotion Board of Directors,” said Rick Anderson. “We have added significant medical device capabilities and experience with Todd’s appointment, as well as Frank Schulkes’ appointment last month. Todd brings three decades of technology, medical device, and leadership experience to the table, across large cap and start-up environments in MedTech where he helped scale and manage businesses. Todd will also chair the nominations and governance committee of the board. Todd will be instrumental in supporting Distalmotion’s scale-up to fulfill Dexter’s true industrial potential.”
This reinforcement of the Board of Directors aims to accelerate the Swiss company’s commercial scaling, especially towards the US, as the company is working on a submission to the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“On-demand robotics is a fundamentally new approach to robotic surgery allowing the surgeon to remain in the sterile field thereby giving them needed flexibility and optionality,” said Todd Pope. “We are now preparing for key milestones ahead, from business expansion to FDA certification. I look forward to contributing my robotics experience and being a part of the Distalmotion journey.”
Michael Friedrich, CEO of Distalmotion, adds: “We are blessed to be able to count on Todd’s vast expertise and experience in the field. Attracting subject matter experts of Todd’s caliber to our board is a testament to Dexter’s promise and potential, as we endeavor to establish a new and improved standard of care via on-demand robotics.”