BIOLASE Announces Key Senior Management Appointments
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ:
BIOL), the world's leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor,
announced today two key appointments to its senior management team.
Samir Chowdhury, Ph.D., an accomplished senior operations executive,
has been appointed General Manager. Dr. Chowdhury will primarily
oversee the Company's new product development and engineering efforts
as well as assist in developing strategic business plans, creating
new lines of business, marketing current leading-edge technologies
and establishing new revenue streams. Previously, Dr. Chowdhury held
the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer positions at Gamma
Medica, Inc., where he managed the Clinical, Pre-Clinical, and
Industrial/Space Imaging operations, including sales, marketing,
mergers and acquisitions, production, supply chain, engineering, and
distribution. Within six years, Gamma Medica's sales grew by
five-hundred percent and it generated multi-million dollar revenue.
Prior experience includes Senior Principal Research Scientist at
Siemens Molecular Imaging and Phillips Medical where he worked in the
research and development of new products, eight of which were awarded
patents that were introduced throughout global markets. Dr. Chowdhury
graduated from the University of Michigan, with a B.S. in Electrical
Engineering, and received a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Biomedical
Engineering from the University of Akron.
Colleen Boswell, a senior executive with experience in quality and
regulatory compliance in high growth medical device companies, has
been appointed Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. Ms. Boswell will
oversee and execute regulatory compliance initiatives for the
Company, providing oversight for all U.S. and international
regulatory matters, including filings and interactions with
regulatory authorities. Before coming to BIOLASE, Ms. Boswell worked
at Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., a Danaher company, rising
throughout her career there to Vice President, Regulatory Affairs.
Previously, she worked at Alpha Therapeutic Corporation in the
Biological Division. She began her career at the Baxter Healthcare
Corporation, Edwards CVS Division. Ms. Boswell graduated from the
University of California, Irvine, with a Bachelor of Science in
"We are delighted to welcome both Samir Chowdhury and Colleen Boswell
to BIOLASE," said Federico Pignatelli, Chairman and CEO. "The
addition of these very accomplished individuals to our senior
management team -- Dr. Chowdhury, with his considerable achievements
in developing and commercializing technology, and Ms. Boswell with
her outstanding knowledge of regulatory compliance -- will
significantly strengthen BIOLASE's overall operations and help us to
continue to grow our core dental product franchise and focus on
disciplined and successful execution as we advance our exciting
pipeline in the years ahead."
About BIOLASE, Inc.
BIOLASE, Inc. is a biomedical company that
develops, manufactures and markets dental lasers and also distributes
and markets dental imaging equipment; products that are focused on
technologies that advance the practice of dentistry and medicine. The
Company's laser products incorporate approximately 290 patented and
patent-pending technologies designed to provide biological treatment
and clinically superior performance with less pain and faster
recovery times. Its imaging products provide cutting-edge technology
at competitive prices to deliver the best results for dentists and
patients. BIOLASE's principal products are dental laser systems that
perform a broad range of dental procedures, including cosmetic and
complex surgical applications, and a full line of dental imaging
equipment and CAD/CAM systems. BIOLASE has sold more than 21,000
Other products under development address ophthalmology and other
medical and consumer markets.
For updates and information on WaterLase and laser dentistry, find
BIOLASE online at www.biolase.com, Facebook at
www.facebook.com/biolaseinc, Twitter at twitter.com/biolaseinc, and
YouTube at www.youtube.com/biolasevideos.
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