BioSig Appoints John Kowalski to Lead Commercialization of PURE EP
Electrophysiology Industry Veteran to Lead Sales Strategy For the Company’s Novel Cardiac Signal Acquisition and Processing Technology
Santa Monica, CA, February 4, 2019 — BioSig Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSGM), a medical device company developing a proprietary biomedical signal processing platform designed to address an unmet technology need for the $4.6 billion electrophysiology (EP) marketplace, today announced that the Company has appointed Mr. John Kowalski as Vice-President of Sales.
Mr. Kowalski brings to the Company over 30 years of experience in medical device sales, including over 20 years at Biosense Webster, a Johnson & Johnson company. Most recently, he served as Northeast Area Director, a role, in which he was responsible for leading six high-performing cardiac electrophysiology catheter and equipment market sales teams, consisting of 140 sales and clinical support employees. Mr. Kowalski was responsible for $175M disposables and system sales and has consistently exceeded area sales objectives. Having led U.S. strategic planning teams in his previous roles, Mr. Kowalski brings to BioSig proven track record in identifying key business growth opportunities within the cardiac electrophysiology market.
Mr. Kowalski is a holder of numerous Biosense Webster leadership awards, including a record 18-year Founders Club Award, and several “Area and Region of the Year” awards.
“John impressed us with his outstanding leadership skills and unparalleled knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology industry. Given John’s impressive accomplishments as a sales leader, we are confident that he is perfectly positioned to lead targeted market launch and grow our commercial capabilities for our innovative technology,” stated Mr. Kenneth Londoner, Chairman & CEO of BioSig Technologies, Inc.
“I am excited to lead the commercial launch of the PURE EP(tm) signal acquisition and processing system. I believe this innovative technology will enable improved diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and benefit millions of people who suffer from this debilitating illness,” commented Mr. Kowalski.
The Company announced that it received the 510(k) clearance for its PURE EP(tm) System on August 14, 2018. BioSig announced in November and December 2018 that it signed agreements to commence the first commercial use of the system at Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute in Austin, Texas, and Mayo Clinic. BioSig signed a 10-year collaboration agreement with Mayo Clinic in March 2017 and announced a new research agreement focusing on development of additional advanced features and potential new applications of PURE EP(tm) System on November 13, 2018.
About BioSig Technologies
BioSig Technologies is a medical technology company developing a proprietary biomedical signal processing platform designed to improve the electrophysiology (EP) marketplace (www.biosig.com). Led by a proven management team and a veteran, independent Board of Directors, Los Angeles-based BioSig Technologies is preparing to commercialize its PURE EP™ System. The technology has been developed to address an unmet need in a large and growing market.
The Company’s first product, PURE EP™ System, is a novel cardiac signal acquisition and display system which is engineered to assist electrophysiologists in clinical decision-making during procedures to diagnose and treat patients with abnormal heart rates and rhythms. BioSig’s main goal is to deliver technology to improve upon catheter ablation treatments for the prevalent and potentially deadly arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia. BioSig has partnered with Minnetronix on technology development and has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the PURE EP™ System in August 2018.
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