IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lombard Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:EVAR), a medical device company focused on endovascular aortic repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, today announced that medical device executive and investor David Milne has joined its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Mr. Milne, 53, serves as a managing partner of Boston-based venture capital firm SV Life Sciences. He has more than 30 years of operating, business development and venture capital experience in the medical device industry. Mr. Milne has held leadership positions in marketing, sales and business development, and has been involved in the founding of numerous medical technology companies.
Previously, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Altura Medical, an endovascular stent graft developer acquired by Lombard in July 2015. Mr. Milne currently sits on the board of a number of life science companies, including publicly traded Entellus and TransEnterix listed on NASDAQ and the NYSE, respectively.
Before entering venture capital, Mr. Milne held various positions in the medical industry, including Vice President, Business Development for Boston Scientific where he was responsible for more than $2 billion of transactions with 30 companies, including acquisitions, mergers, equity and debt financing structures.
"Mr. Milne brings a tremendous wealth of global medical device experience and expertise to our Board," said Raymond W. Cohen, Chairman of the Board of Lombard. "His background is suited for contributing to the Company given his keen understanding of the endovascular stent graft market based on his work at Altura Medical."
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Rutgers University and an MBA in Marketing/Finance from New York University.
About Lombard Medical, Inc.
Lombard Medical, Inc. is an Irvine, CA-based medical device company focused on the $1.6bn market for minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The Company has global regulatory approval for Aorfix™, an endovascular stent graft which has been specifically designed to treat patients with the broadest range of AAA anatomies, including aortic neck angulation up to 90 degrees. The Company has also achieved CE Mark for the Altura™ endograft system, an innovative ultra-low profile endovascular stent graft that offers a simple and predictable solution for the treatment of more standard AAA anatomies. Altura will be launched in Europe in January 2016, with an international rollout planned for later in 2016. For more information, please visit www.lombardmedical.com.
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