Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tisium Appoints CMO – Dr. Alex Milstein

TISSIUM, a privately-owned medical technology company developing a portfolio of biomorphic programmable polymers for tissue reconstruction, announced today it has appointed Dr. Alex Milstein as its Chief Medical Officer.

The addition of Dr. Milstein to TISSIUM’s executive leadership team is reflective of the company’s continued focus on platform expansion, generation of clinical evidence in support of product approvals and adoption, and readiness for commercialization in key markets. The company continues to strengthen its mission-critical capabilities in the US and in Europe to deliver on its
vision of Creating The Future of Tissue Reconstruction.

Christophe Bancel, CEO of TISSIUM, said: “Alex has the deep expertise that TISSIUM needs from development of global clinical strategies to flawless execution. He has also demonstrated a record of successful negotiations with regulatory authorities. As we continue to advance and grow the company, we are thrilled to have him join the team. His background will contribute significantly to TISSIUM’s outlook for the next years.”

Dr. Milstein has more than 20 years of experience in medical devices, stem cell therapies, drug-device combinations, and biotechnology products. Throughout his career, he has gained extensive international leadership experience in the US, Canada, Latin America, as well as Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

He joins the company from Paracrine, Inc., where he has served as the Executive Vice President of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Chief Clinical Officer. In this role, he was responsible for the development and execution of clinical and medical strategies for the company’s products.

Prior to Paracrine, Dr. Milstein was the Chief Medical Officer at Olympus Corporation of the Americas. He also served as the Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Development at TriReme Medical, and he spent time as the Vice President of Clinical Development at Cardio3BioSciences (now Celyad).

Dr. Milstein earned his medical degree from The Russian State Medical University and completed a research fellowship in medicine at Harvard University.

“I am honored to join TISSIUM. Tissue reconstruction remains a significant unmet medical need across a broad range of medical conditions and specialties. I look forward to working with TISSIUM’s talented and dedicated team on addressing this unmet need.” he added.

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