CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced the appointment of Steven McAllister as Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective December 31, 2013. He replaces Gregory Perry, who, as previously announced, will leave December 30, 2013 to join another local biotechnology company as its Chief Financial and Business Officer.
Mr. McAllister served as Vice President, Finance and Administration for Biomet Spine and Bone Healing Technologies from 2007 – 2013. From 1999 – 2007 he served in several capacities, including Director of Finance, Worldwide Operations, for Depuy Inc, and from 1984 – 1999 he worked in several capacities at Howmedica, a Pfizer subsidiary that was sold to Stryker in 1998.
Michael Astrue, InVivo’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, said, "Steve McAllister brings expertise in both finance and in the operations of device companies. I am confident that he will provide the same judgment, integrity and strategic vision provided by Greg Perry during our initial repositioning of InVivo.”
About InVivo Therapeutics
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. is a pioneering biomaterials company with unique technologies for drug delivery with a focus on treatment of spinal cord injuries. The Company was founded in 2005 with proprietary technology co-invented by Robert Langer, ScD., Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D., who is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011 the Company earned the David S. Apple Award from the American Spinal Injury Association for its outstanding contribution to spinal cord injury medicine. The publicly traded company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. For more details, visit, www.invivotherapeutics.com.
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