- Industry veteran brings company 20 years of expertise in medical technology markets
Westlake, Ohio, USA – February 15, 2011 – Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) today announced the appointment of Lise W. Duran to the position of General Manager of the company’s Micromedics operation, a leading provider of biomaterial applicators used in a wide variety of medical procedures.
Duran joins Micromedics with over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry having held several positions of increasing responsibility at SurModics, Inc., a leading provider of surface modification coating and drug delivery technologies to the healthcare industry. Duran’s comprehensive background includes leadership roles as Vice President of Research, Vice President & General Manager Regenerative Technologies Business Unit, Vice President In Vitro Technologies Business Unit, Vice President of Product Development and Director of Microbiology. She holds a Ph.D in Cellular Immunology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, a BS in Microbiology from the University of Maryland, and was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
“Lise’s broad experience in the medical technology industry as well as her proven ability to deliver results will be instrumental to the continued success of Micromedics,” said company President Jeff Pembroke. “We are confident Lise will continue to expand on the strong existing capabilities of the Micromedics organization and help build Nordson’s overall presence in this strategic and growing global market.”
Nordson acquired St. Paul, Minnesota based Micromedics in November 2010. The company is a leader in applying and dispensing biomaterials for controlling bleeding, healing wounds and other related medical procedures. Micromedics’ FibriJet branded bioapplicator products include single and dual syringe applicators modified with interchangeable tips for the particular needs of specific surgical procedures. The products enable the controlled dispense of a single material or simultaneous dispense of two materials to a localized treatment site with simple, one-handed operation. The products are sold to a wide variety of end customers, including distributors, surgeons, OEMs, hospitals and outpatient clinics.
Nordson Corporation is one of the world’s leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, liquid and powder coatings and other materials to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for UV curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.com, www.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or www.facebook.com/Nordson
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James R. Jaye, Director, Communications & Investor Relations