Restoration Robotics, Inc. Appoints New Board Member

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restoration Robotics, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, today is pleased to announce the appointment of Cary Rayment to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rayment's addition further strengthens Restoration Robotics' leadership and provides diversity given his extensive experience in the medical industry.

"It's always rewarding to see industry leaders join our mission," noted Jim McCollum, CEO & President of Restoration Robotics. "Our vision is to transform the hair restoration experience for both physicians and patients. Cary Rayment's addition to our board will assist in pursuing that vision."

Mr. Rayment joins the company's Board of Directors with over 2 decades of proven leadership at Alcon, Inc. Following his retirement as President and Chief Executive Officer on April 1, 2009, he served in the role as non-executive chairman and director of Alcon, Inc. until October 24, 2010. He also served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alcon Laboratories, Inc. from October 1, 2004 to March 31, 2009. Prior to these promotions, Mr. Rayment served as Senior Vice President, Alcon United States from 2001 to 2004 (adding responsibility for Alcon Japan in 2004); Vice President and General Manager, Surgical, and Area Vice President Japan in 2000; Vice President, International Marketing & Area Vice President Japan from 1997-1999; Vice President and General Manager, Managed Care in 1996; Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Surgical Products from 1991-1995; and Vice President Marketing, Surgical Products from 1989-1990. Mr. Rayment joined Alcon in 1989, following the acquisition of CooperVision, Inc. where his position had been Vice President of Marketing.

About The ARTAS System and Restoration Robotics

The ARTAS™ System is the only FDA cleared, physician controlled, computer assisted technology that allows harvesting individual follicular units directly from the scalp. This minimally invasive solution utilizes sophisticated digital mapping and precision robotics to deliver permanent and natural looking results.

Restoration Robotics, Inc., a privately held medical device company, is dedicated to revolutionizing the field of hair transplantation by developing and commercializing its state-of-the-art image-guided ARTAS™ System. This interactive, computer assisted system uses image guided technology to enhance the quality of hair follicle harvesting for the benefit of physicians and their patients. To learn more about the ARTAS System and its unique technology, visit

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