Milestone Scientific Appoints Medical Device Veteran Brent W. Johnston as President
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September 4, 2019 8:00 am
LIVINGSTON, NJ / September 4, 2019 / Milestone Scientific Inc. (NYSE American:MLSS), a leading developer of computerized drug instruments that provide painless and precise injections, today announced the appointment of Brent W. Johnston as President of Milestone Scientific. Mr. Johnston’s responsibilities will include overseeing the global rollout of the CompuFlo Epidural System, as well as regulatory activities, production, and commercialization of the Company’s products based on its proprietary DPS Dynamic Pressure Sensing technology®.
Mr. Johnston is a senior level, medical device industry executive with over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and organizational efficiency. He has brought a number of spine, orthopedic and other medical products to market. Prior to joining Milestone Scientific, Mr. Johnston served as Vice President of Sales at Clariance, a spinal device company, where he restructured the sales and marketing strategy for the US market. During his tenure at Clariance, he executed on growth strategies resulting in significant year-over-year growth. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer at ExsoMed, an upper extremity orthopedic company where he brought the company from start up to full commercialization. Mr. Johnston founded and served as Chief Operating Officer at Aurora Spine, Inc., where he grew the company from startup to full commercialization and oversaw the launch of 20 products. He was also a key member of the team to take the company public. He held senior executive roles at Phygen Spine and Lanx, Inc., where he was responsible for growing sales and launching new products. Mr. Johnston also founded and grew Corvus Medical, Inc., a company focused on products in spine, orthopedics, biologics and durable goods. Mr. Johnston received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business Administration from Eastern Washington University and received a Masters in Business Administration from Norwich University.
Leonard Osser, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific, commented, “Brent brings extensive experience in the medical device sector, including an impressive track record launching new commercial products, as well as driving both top and bottom-line growth for existing products. We are delighted to welcome him to the team at this exciting time for Milestone, as we accelerate our commercial efforts around the CompuFlo® Epidural System having gained significant traction with key opinion leaders. We believe Brent will be an invaluable addition to the team.”
About Milestone Scientific Inc.
Milestone Scientific Inc. (MLSS) is a biomedical technology research and development company that patents, designs, develops and commercializes innovative diagnostic and therapeutic injection technologies and instruments for medical, dental, cosmetic and veterinary applications. Milestone’s computer-controlled systems are designed to make injections precise, efficient, and virtually painless. Milestone’s proprietary DPS Dynamic Pressure Sensing technology® is our technology platform that advances the development of next-generation devices, regulating flow rate and monitoring pressure from the tip of the needle, through platform extensions for local anesthesia for subcutaneous drug delivery, with specific applications for cosmetic botulinum toxin injections, epidural space identification in regional anesthesia procedures and intra-articular joint injections. For more information please visit our website: www.milestonescientific.com.
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David Waldman or Natalya Rudman
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