MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 5, 2006–Active Implants Corporation (AIC), a pioneer in pliable orthopaedic implant technology, today announced that Richard Treharne, PhD. has joined the executive management team as Vice President of Orthopaedic Research.
Since November of 1990, Dr. Treharne has served in several capacities, with his last position Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, at Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), Spinal and Biologics Business based in Memphis, Tenn. Prior to Medtronic, Dr. Treharne spent over fourteen years with Smith & Nephew PLC (NYSE: SNN)(LSE: SN). Treharne received a PhD in Metallurgy and Materials Science and Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Memphis. He has authored over 45 publications, granted 6 US Patents and has obtained Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for over 300 medical device submissions.
“Rick Treharne brings exceptional research, regulatory and orthopaedic knowledge to our company at an important time in the evolution of our growth,” said Stephen Bradshaw, Chief Executive Officer and President of AIC. “Our management team is excited to have Rick’s proven skills on board as we expand the clinical programs of the company with our novel, pliable implant solutions. Rick has spent his entire career with successful orthopaedic companies and we are pleased to have him join ours.”
About Active Implants Corporation
Active Implants Corporation is a privately-held company formed in 2004 by an experienced team of orthopaedic executives and an inventor with vast experience in pliable materials. AIC owns a robust intellectual property estate of innovative implant solutions and minimally invasive surgery technology with a broad range of medical applications. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the company is engaged in clinical studies with their pliable hip implant.