Mountain View, California (WiredPRNews.com) — Sharp Surgical Devices, Inc. announced today that Eric F. Knisley has joined Sharp Surgical as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Knisley will play a critical role in advancing the company’s research and product development programs, focusing initially on novel minimally-invasive, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and other image-guided biopsy devices that allow practitioners to acquire spatially correct core tissue samples, improving clinical diagnosis and patient outcomes within the fields of gastroenterology, urology, and gynecology.
“Mr. Knisley brings over 20 years of leadership within the digestive and surgical endoscopic imaging and therapeutic device marketplaces, both globally and within the Americas to Sharp Surgical,” said Fred Seddiqui, Chairman of the Board of Sharp Surgical Devices, Inc. “Mr. Knisley will be a tremendous asset to Sharp Surgical as we expand our business opportunities within current and future market applications, changing the way we acquire targeted deep tissue specimens for pathological diagnosis in many fields of medicine.”
Previously, Mr. Knisley was Vice President/General Manager of Fujinon Inc., a world leader in digestive imaging. Prior to that, he led organizations within Olympus America, Inc. in both gastrointestinal and surgical endoscopic enterprises both domestically and internationally, driving sales revenues, bolstering growth and gaining market share in start-up and market-leading divisions. Mr. Knisley holds a BA degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
About Sharp Surgical Devices, Inc.
Sharp Surgical Devices, Inc. is located in Mountain View, CA and concentrates on developing minimally-invasive deep-tissue biopsy instruments in the fields of digestive and surgical medicine. Its mission is to avoid patient and tissue trauma while assuring event accuracy during utilization and post-operative pathological analysis.
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