NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Knee Creations, LLC. (KC), a provider of an innovative minimally invasive surgical solution to mid-to-late stage knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain, has appointed David Nichols as Senior Vice President of Product Development & Operations.
“Mr. Nichols’ accomplishments and expertise in the orthopedic device industry will be extremely valuable in fulfilling our vision to change the knee OA treatment paradigm with innovative solutions for mid-stage disease.”
Mr. Nichols brings to KC more than 20 years of product development and operational experience in the medical device industry. Reporting to Michael J. Simpson, KC’s President & CEO, Mr. Nichols will assume management responsibility over all product development and operational functions of KC. This includes design and development for next-generation products, streamlining high-quality manufacturing/production, and developing focused, high-value clinical and scientific support for the minimally invasive treatment of damage from OA.
Marc R. Viscogliosi, Chairman of KC, said: “Mr. Nichols’ accomplishments and expertise in the orthopedic device industry will be extremely valuable in fulfilling our vision to change the knee OA treatment paradigm with innovative solutions for mid-stage disease.”
Prior to joining KC, Mr. Nichols served as the Vice President of Product Development for Synthes Spine in West Chester, PA. He was responsible for leading the development team in creating product strategy and developing key products for the treatment of various spinal diseases.
He also led the product development efforts for Spine Solutions, the successful start-up company that focused on developing lumbar and cervical artificial disc replacements in the US market. Mr. Nichols began his career in the spinal device divisions of US Surgical and Smith & Nephew.
He earned a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Memphis. He holds 15 patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office with several others pending.
About Knee Creations, LLC.
Knee Creations, LLC. (KC) was founded in 2007 by Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC, (VB), the New York-based merchant banking firm that specializes in the musculoskeletal/orthopedic sector. VB created KC as a provider of unique solutions to knee osteoarthritis. KC is focused on integrating cutting-edge scientific research into first-of-a-kind surgical solutions. KC closed on a $6.0 million investment into its Series A Preferred securities in October 2009.