Zynex, a provider and developer of non-invasive medical devices for electrotherapy and stroke rehabilitation, neurological diagnosis and cardiac monitoring, has appointed Kevin M. Smith to the Zynex board of directors. Smith has been involved in the Colorado life science community since 1988.
Zynex, Inc. (OTCQB: ZYXI), a provider and developer of non-invasive medical devices for electrotherapy and stroke rehabilitation, neurological diagnosis and cardiac monitoring, announced the appointment of Kevin M. Smith to the Zynex Board of Directors.
Mr. Smith has been involved in the Colorado Life Science community since 1988. Mr. Smith is the President and CEO of the Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4), a nonprofit focused on advancing the Colorado bioscience ecosystem through company creation and job growth. Prior to joining CID4, Mr. Smith spent nine years as President of Gambro, Inc., the US holding company for the publicly-traded, Swedish-based Gambro Group, until its acquisition by private equity investors in 2006. The US operations of Gambro included the manufacture and distribution of cardiovascular (CV), blood separation and renal dialysis products and the operation of US and international kidney dialysis centers. As a member of the Gambro AB Executive Committee, Mr.Smith was actively involved in strategy matters and took lead roles in many projects, including the sale of the CV business to Sorin Biomedica, the sale of the US dialysis business to DaVita and the establishment of selected corporate functions in the standalone subsidiaries after the private equity transaction. He is on the Boards of Sophono, Inc., Flashback Technologies and PeptiVir, Inc., all investees of CID4, as well as Donor Alliance and AlloSource. He also serves on the Audit and Corporate Responsibility Committee of Centura Health. Before joining Gambro, Kevin was an audit partner in the Denver and New York offices of Ernst & Young, specializing in entrepreneurial services and led the formation of E&Y’s Denver Life Sciences Practice.
Thomas Sandgaard, CEO stated, “We are very excited to have Kevin Smith join our Board of Directors and believe he brings a tremendous amount of industry experience that will help us continue to improve and execute our business strategy. Mr. Smith will also serve on our Audit Committee.”
Zynex (founded in 1996), operates under three primary business segments; Zynex Medical, Zynex NeuroDiagnostics and Zynex Monitoring Solutions. Zynex Medical engineers, manufactures, markets and sells its own design of electrotherapy medical devices for electrotherapy, used for pain management and rehabilitation. Zynex Medical’s product lines are fully developed, FDA-cleared and commercially sold world-wide. Zynex NeuroDiagnostics, sells the company’s proprietary NeuroMove device designed to help stroke and spinal cord injury patients and is currently expanding into markets for EMG, EEG, sleep pattern, auditory and nerve conductivity neurological diagnosis devices through product development and acquisitions. Zynex Monitoring Solutions, currently in the development stage, was established to develop and market medical devices for non-invasive cardiac monitoring.
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