EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Miromatrix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: MIRO), a life sciences company pioneering a novel technology for bioengineering fully transplantable organs to help save and improve patients’ lives, today announced that Miromatrix and John Barry have mutually agreed to end his employment as Vice President of Research and Development ("R&D") effective on or around June 13, 2023, and that Jeff Ross, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, will assume leadership responsibilities for the R&D organization.
"This transition does not impact our previously stated timelines and milestones, and we remain on pace to submit a response to the Food and Drug Administration’s ("FDA") clinical hold letter in the second half of 2023 relating to our miroliverELAPtm IND application," said Jeff Ross, Ph.D., Miromatrix CEO. "This is a role that I held for several years prior to becoming CEO and I look forward to working closely again with our talented team of scientists at this important time in our company’s history."
Miromatrix Medical Inc. is a life sciences company pioneering a novel technology for bioengineering fully transplantable human organs to help save and improve patients' lives. The Company has developed a proprietary perfusion technology platform for bioengineering organs that it believes will efficiently scale to address the shortage of available human organs. The Company's initial development focus is on human livers and kidneys. For more information, visit miromatrix.com.
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