Ativa Medical Names James M. McNally, Ph.D. as President and CEO [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Ativa Medical has named James M. McNally, Ph.D., as president and CEO.
According to a company release, McNally brings to Ativa 25-plus years of executive leadership experience in the medical device and diagnostic industry, including most recently serving as vice president of Quest Diagnostics' Products Division, including its point-of-care companies. He has been awarded 12 patents for his health care and diagnostic innovations.
"In my career, I've had the opportunity to review hundreds of diagnostic instruments and businesses; we believe Ativa's system will be able to deliver central lab quality results in about 5 minutes during a single office visit. Clinicians will be able to better diagnose and treat patients, while significantly reducing traditional lab test costs," McNally said. "I look forward to taking this important technology through commercialization."
"Ativa's micro lab, with the footprint of a toaster, will ultimately be able to accurately and efficiently test up to 90 percent of Medicare's top 30 blood tests," McNally said. "Ativa's patented disposable microfluidic cards need only a drop of blood yet compete with the quality and consistency of large lab instruments, based on our pre-clinical complete blood count results. The Ativa system holds great potential where speed-to-diagnosis is critical, such as emergency rooms and urgent care facilities, as well as in private physician offices and retail clinics and pharmacies. Because of the system's affordability and portability, we believe there will be great interest in this system in emerging countries, many of which lack access to quality lab testing of any kind."
"Jim McNally's experience with an array of point-of-care products, including navigating commercialization issues and the FDA, gives him important insights to lead Ativa at this stage," said James B. Stake, chairman of Ativa's board of directors. "This system presents a breakthrough product in clinical diagnostics."
Ativa Medical is a medical diagnostic company.
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