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GlucoTrack® Maker Hires Chief Operating Officer
January 13th, 2016Download
GlucoTrack® Maker Hires Chief Operating Officer
Ashdod, Israel, January 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Integrity Applications, Inc. (OTCQB: IGAP), maker of GlucoTrack®, a non-invasive device for measuring glucose levels of people with Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetics, announced that it has hired Eran Cohen as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Mr. Cohen brings over 17 years of extensive and diversified experience in global executive roles in high growth companies in Israel and abroad. His previous positions include Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Global Services and Vice President of Finance and Operations with leading NASDAQ high-tech and medical companies. Most recently he was Vice President of Global Services for Lumenis Ltd., the world leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and servicing of laser and light based systems for aesthetic, ophthalmic, surgical and dental applications. Prior to Lumenis Eran served as VP operations at Cadent that was acquired by Align Technologies (NASDAQ: ALGN). He has an Executive MBA from Tel-Aviv University, Recanati School of Management and BSc. in Economics and Management from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
“We are very pleased to announce and welcome Eran as our Chief Operating Officer,” said Avner Gal, Integrity Applications President and CEO. “His operational experience, coupled with his hands on approach, will greatly benefit us as we bring the upgraded GlucoTrack device to market in 2016. His position, as well as the International Sales and Business Development Manager position that we announced last month reflects our intent and preparation to aggressively execute the commercialization of our product.”
GlucoTrack® is a non-invasive device for measuring glucose levels of people with Type 2 diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes that does not require pricking of the fingers to draw blood for daily glucose monitoring. GlucoTrack® features a small sensor that clips to the earlobe and measures the wearer’s glucose level by taking measurements using three technologies. The measured signals are analyzed using a proprietary algorithm and displayed on a small handheld device, the size of a mobile phone. The derived glucose measurement is also announced verbally, facilitating use by elderly and vision-impaired diabetes patients.
The GlucoTrack® Model DF-F is expected to begin clinical trials for United States FDA approval in early 2016, subject to approval of Integrity Applications’ clinical trials protocol by the FDA.
GlucoTrack® Model DF-F obtained a CE Mark approval in Europe (June 2013) and final CE Mark approval in March 2014 and recently received approval to market the device also to pre-diabetics.
GlucoTrack® Model DF-F is currently under assessment with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) as well as food and drug governing bodies in Japan, South Korea Canada and Australia.
About Integrity Applications, Inc.
Integrity Applications, Inc. is a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of non-invasive glucose monitoring devices for use by people with diabetes. Integrity Applications has developed the GlucoTrack® model DF-F non-invasive glucose monitoring device, which is designed to help people with diabetes obtain glucose level measurements without the pain, inconvenience, incremental cost and difficulty or discomfort of conventional (invasive) spot finger stick devices. Integrity Applications operates primarily through its wholly-owned Israeli subsidiary, A.D. Integrity Applications, Ltd. For more information, please visit www.integrity-app.com.
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