Ekso Bionics Appoints Howard Palefsky to its Board of Directors
RICHMOND, Calif., March 23, 2017 -- Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EKSO), a robotic exoskeleton company, today announced today that Howard Palefsky has been appointed to its board of directors, effective immediately.
Howard Palefsky is a veteran in the healthcare industry who has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, CEO, board chair, director and investor in the life sciences, including medical devices. Mr. Palefsky is currently an active advisor or board member to multiple companies in the healthcare arena, including Olatec Therapeutics, Adigica Health, Life Sciences Alternative Funding and Victoria Capital Mangement. Previously, he was a managing director at Montreaux Equity Partners as well as chairman and CEO of a Montreux portfolio company, NeurogesX. From 1978 to 1997, Mr Palefsky was the chairman, president and CEO of Collagen Corporation, a pioneer in the aesthetic medicine field. Mr. Palefsky led Collagen from a pre-revenue, venture funded start up through numerous financings, product approvals, international launches and profitability, all of which culminated in Collagen’s initial public offering. He then managed the creation of Collagen’s spin-off companies and each of their ultimate acquisitions.
“We are delighted to be adding Howard to our board. He has a proven track record of operational excellence and organizational development at medical device companies,” said Thomas Looby, president and chief executive officer of Ekso Bionics. “His experience and leadership will be vital as we continue growing.”
“I am honored and delighted to be part of a company that can change lives the way that Ekso Bionics’ exoskeletons can, and I am very excited about the prospects for Ekso’s technologies to enable spinal cord injury and stroke patients to regain function,” said Mr. Palefsky. “I look forward to working with management and the board to build on the great work already done as the company continues on its upward trajectory.”
About Ekso Bionics®
Ekso Bionics is a leading developer of exoskeleton solutions that amplify human potential by supporting or enhancing strength, endurance and mobility across medical, industrial and defense applications. Founded in 2005, the company continues to build upon its unparalleled expertise to design some of the most cutting-edge, innovative wearable robots available on the market. Ekso Bionics is the only exoskeleton company to offer technologies that range from helping those with paralysis to stand up and walk, to enhancing human capabilities on job sites across the globe, to providing research for the advancement of R&D projects intended to benefit U.S. defense capabilities. The company is headquartered in the Bay Area and is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol EKSO. For more information, visit: www.eksobionics.com.
About Ekso GT™
Ekso GT™ is the first exoskeleton cleared by the FDA for use with stroke and spinal cord injuries from L5 to C7. The EksoGT with SmartAssist™ software is the only exoskeleton available for rehabilitation institutions that can provide adaptive amounts of power to either side of the patient’s body, challenging the patient as they progress through their continuum of care. The suit’s patented technology provides the ability to mobilize patients earlier, more frequently and with a greater number of high intensity steps. To date, this device has helped patients take more than 70 million steps in over 130 rehabilitation institutions around the world.
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