B-TEMIA APPOINTS MR. STEVEN SMITH AS VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
B-TEMIA Expands its Corporate Structure for the Commercialization of KeeogoTM
Quebec, March 3, 2015 – B-TEMIA Inc., a leader in the growing market of human augmentation, announces the appointment of Mr Steven Smith as Vice President Business Development. Mr Smith has extensive industry experience in the home medical equipment market and, in particular, in the commercialization of mobility devices that will be very valuable for the commercialization of KeeogoTM.
Mr Smith previously worked for the Canadian home medical equipment market leader Shoppers Home Healthcare. Mr Smith joined Shoppers in 1996 and was instrumental in the growth of their business. “I am pleased to join B-TEMIA’s team and to be part of the commercialization of KeeogoTM. It is an exciting moment for me to have the chance to share my knowledge with this highly talented team”, stated Mr Smith.
In addition, B-TEMIA has appointed Mr. Marc-André Côté as Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Management. As a senior regulatory affairs professional, and a former government regulator, Mr. Côté has brought numerous medical devices to regulatory approval. Mr. Côté will be a critical asset for B-TEMIA in the pursuit of its regulatory obligations with the FDA, Health Canada and regulatory bodies around the globe.
“I am convinced that the addition of these pivotal resources to the company’s corporate structure will help us to maintain our leadership position, expand our competencies and reinforce our team spirit which is our most valuable asset”, comments Mr. Stéphane Bédard, President and CEO of B-TEMIA.
About B-TEMIA (www.b-temia.com)
B-TEMIA Inc. is a medical device manufacturer that develops and markets products in the growing market of human augmentation systems. Based in Quebec City (Canada), B-TEMIA operates through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, B-TEMIA Health Inc. and B-TEMIA Military Inc. B-TEMIA owns a patent-pending wearable dermoskeleton technology that restores, maintains or enhances the mobility of users.
About Keeogo™ (www.keeogo.com)
Keeogo™ is a motorized walking assistive device worn on the lower body that provides individuals with the leg power they need to walk more, better and keep on going throughout their day. Keeogo™ is designed for individuals who have limited walking endurance or mobility issues resulting from muscle weakness, aging in general or due to a number of medical conditions including knee/hip osteoarthritis multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease.
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