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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

James R. Tobin, Former CEO of Boston Scientific, Joins Xenter, Inc. Board of Directors to Assist in Advance of Device/Data/Drug Technologies

James R. Tobin, prior to joining Xenter*, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Scientific from March 1999 to July 2009, during which time the company’s revenues grew from more than $2 billion to more than $8 billion.

During this period, Tobin led Boston Scientific in the achievement of milestones including successful launch of multiple products, significant acquisitions and strategic alliances (such as the transformative purchase of Guidant Corporation), and the growth of the company’s international business to more than 40% of annual revenues.

Before this role, Tobin served as President and CEO of Biogen Inc., where he was instrumental in making it one of the world’s most successful biotechnology companies. Prior to Biogen, Tobin was an executive with Baxter International, where he became President and Chief Operating Officer in 1992 and was responsible for all operations of the $9 billion company. Tobin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in business from Harvard College.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jim Tobin to our Board of Directors,” Linder said. “Jim is one of the most experienced executives in the life science industry. We look forward to Jim’s help in guiding Xenter as we develop and market new wireless medical device technologies, develop novel therapeutic drugs, and launch a new global health data platform.”

“I am delighted to join the Board of Directors at Xenter,” Tobin said. “Xenter is developing technology that has the potential to advance interventional medicine by 30 years, improving patient outcomes and generating unprecedented amounts of qualitative data that can guide the development of new devices and therapeutic drugs.”

“I look forward to working with the other directors and the management team at Xenter as the company moves forward with these exciting initiatives,” he concluded.

The Xenter platform will enable novel therapeutic drug research by combining Physical Intelligence™ data with historical health data and other relevant information provided by patients and other patient-authorized sources.

As noted in the company’s April 7, 2021 announcement, Xenter is assembling an all-star cast of medical scientists, cellular biologists, pharmacologists, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, researchers, practitioners and some of the world’s most experienced and accomplished entrepreneurs and industry veterans. The appointment of Jim Tobin is the first of multiple significant appointments Xenter will announce within the coming several weeks.

Xenter’s first product, which the company will announce shortly, is a medical device that not only combines the function of multiple existing devices but will also revolutionize the field of interventional medicine by producing valuable Physical Intelligence™ data and enabling advanced Artificial Intelligence solutions, leading to improved patient outcomes while reducing the cost, complexity and invasiveness of cardiac procedures.

*Founded in 2020 by seasoned life sciences entrepreneur Richard J. Linder, Xenter is innovating new wireless technologies and techniques for interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, and neurointerventional radiology. Additionally, Xenter is launching a digital health platform that will leverage new wireless interventional devices that provide physiologic data and images simultaneously and enable patients to have access and control of their medical data.

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