Nov. 29, 2016—Westminster, Colo.—Surefire Medical, Inc. today announced that Mats Wahlström is joining the company’s Board of Directors and will serve as chairman. Wahlström has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, having served as CEO and CFO of large international companies in the medical field.

“Surefire Medical is honored to have Mats join our board and serve as our Chairman,” said James E. Chomas, CEO and President of Surefire Medical. “His business acumen and experience in the medical device industry will be an essential asset to Surefire reaching our strategic objectives and helping propel our company forward as we strive to invent the future for cancer care.”

Wahlström currently serves as Executive Chairman of KMG Capital Partners, LLC, Chairman of PCI | HealthDev, and Chairman of Caduceus Medical Holdings, Inc. He also serves as the Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit/Finance Committee of Coherus Biosciences, a public biotech company. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of Getinge AB and Alteco Medical AB, both public companies, as well as Triomed AB and Circuit Clinical, Inc.

From March 2009 through its sale to a private equity firm in October 2010, Wahlström served as a director of Health Grades, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed healthcare ratings company. Also from January 2004 through December 2009, Wahlström served as Co-CEO of Fresenius Medical Care North America, and from November 2002 through December 2009 as President and CEO of Fresenius Medical Services, which operates more than 1,700 dialysis clinics in the U.S. Prior to joining Fresenius Medical Care in 2002, he held various positions at Gambro AB in Sweden, including President and CEO of Gambro North America as well as CFO of the Gambro Group.

Surefire’s current Board Chair, Norman Weldon, will continue to serve on the Surefire Board of Directors.

 

About Surefire Medical

Surefire Medical, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets innovative infusion systems for the Interventional Radiology and Interventional Oncology markets. Surefire’s technology is designed to precisely deliver therapeutic agents through a unique microcatheter with an expandable tip that creates a pressure gradient, driving therapeutic agents deeply into the tumor while minimizing backflow that might otherwise damage healthy tissue. The Surefire Infusion System enables physicians to target tumors with superior accuracy, control and protection. The Surefire Infusion Systems and Surefire Precision have received regulatory approval in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. For more information, please visit www.surefiremedical.com.

Achievement

Clinical Data Shows Surefire Technology Achieved 79% Objective Response versus 37% Using a Standard Microcatheter in Treating Primary Liver Cancer. Study presented at SIR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.