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Potrero Medical welcomes The Honorable David Shulkin, M.D. Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to their Advisory Board

Potrero Medical announced today that Secretary Shulkin has joined its advisory board, he is a healthcare leader and policy expert with over 20 years of experience in both private and government sectors.

“I am excited to join Potrero Medical’s advisory board and contribute to the company’s efforts to improve patient care,” said Secretary Shulkin. “The Accuryn platform provides critical care clinicians with real-time, actionable data on their patients that will inevitably disrupt the status quo. I see this as a needed innovation that can impact healthcare on many levels”.

“We are thrilled to welcome Secretary David Shulkin to our advisory board,” said Joe Urban, CEO of Potrero Medical. “His experience leading large healthcare organizations will be invaluable as we continue to advance our mission of protecting the kidney with the Accuryn Monitoring System.”

Dr. Shulkin served as the ninth U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs under the Trump administration from 2017-2018. Prior to that, he was the Under Secretary of Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he oversaw the delivery of care to more than nine million veterans across the country. “In supporting Potrero Medical for the past five years, I am delighted to welcome Dr Shulkin to the advisory board. His experience in healthcare delivery and his knowledge of government and policy will be a great asset.” said Dr. Fred Moll, Med Device Developer and Entrepreneur Founder: Intuitive Surgical, Auris Robotics, Endotherapeutics, Origin Med Systems, and Hansen Medical.

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Mark Alley Appointed as President of Cipher Surgical Inc.

Mark Alley is a proven global executive leader with extensive experience building and developing teams that consistently exceed revenue goals.

Inspira Technologies Appoints Dr Adi Rizansky Nir, PhD as CMO

Dr Adi Rizansky Nir will play a critical role in overseeing and guiding Inspira's medical operations and strategic initiatives. With an unwavering commitment to patient care, innovation, and clinical excellence, the company states Dr. Nir is poised to make a transformative impact on the healthcare landscape within their organization and on the broader medical community.

Olympus Names Wenlei Yang the Newly Established Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

In this newly established role, Wenlei Yang will drive, oversee and implement initiatives related to Olympus' new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) directions set as part of the company's global ESG strategy announced on May 12, 2023. The company will deepen measures to fully realize the DEI principles in all facilities worldwide to foster a healthy organizational culture.

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