Perimeter Medical Imaging AI Further Strengthens Management Team with Appointment of Dr. Sarah Butler as Vice President, Clinical & Medical Affairs
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Perimeter Medical Imaging AI, Inc. (TSX-V:PINK)(OTC:PYNKF) (FSE:4PC) (“Perimeter” or the “Company”), a medical technology company driven to transform cancer surgery with ultra-high-resolution, real-time, advanced imaging tools to address high unmet medical needs, is pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah Butler has been appointed Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs, effective immediately.
Jeremy Sobotta, Perimeter’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Sarah Butler to our team whose expertise in medical affairs and clinical strategy will be a great asset for Perimeter. As we approach launching our pivotal study for clinical validation of our ImgAssist AI software and look towards what is next for our exciting technology, Sarah will provide executive leadership of the development and execution of clinical strategies that establish and expand upon our value proposition with our customers.”
Dr. Sarah Butler stated, “I am excited to be joining Perimeter as the company embarks upon important clinical development initiatives supporting its OCT technology platform, which has the potential to address clear unmet medical needs in surgical specimen imaging. I look forward to contributing to the advancement of Perimeter’s clinical programs with the goal of bringing this innovative technology to physicians and surgeons, who are striving to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs.”
Dr. Sarah Butler brings to Perimeter extensive healthcare industry experience and a reputation as an expert in global medical education and scientific communication, healthcare systems, clinical trial strategy, conduct, and compliance in clinical and industry environments. Most recently, Dr. Butler was a RAQA (Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance) Executive for IBM Watson Health, where she led the development of clinical strategic programs and products in the Watson Health Imaging Division. Previously, since 2013, Dr. Butler has provided leadership and medical expertise guiding the development of clinical strategic programs and products in the fields of infectious disease, oncology, companion diagnostics, medical genetics, and clinical genetics testing at companies including Abbott Inc. and Illumina, Inc. From May 2009 to September 2013, Dr. Butler was Director of the Clinical Cytogenetics Diagnostic Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Butler has a Bachelor of Science in Biology-Genetics from Heidelberg College and a PhD in Biomedical Biology-Molecular Genetics and Molecular Physiology from the University of Dayton. Dr. Butler was a Clinical Post-doctoral Cytogenetics Fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
About Perimeter S-Series OCT
Cleared by the U.S. FDA, Perimeter S-Series Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a novel medical imaging system that provides clinicians with cross-sectional, real-time margin visualization (1-2 mm below the surface) of an excised tissue specimen. Giving physicians the ability to visualize microscopic tissue structures “real time” in the operating room has the potential to result in better long-term outcomes for patients and lower costs to the healthcare system.
About Perimeter B-Series OCT with ImgAssist AI
Perimeter is advancing the development of its proprietary, next-gen “ImgAssist” artificial intelligence technology under its ATLAS AI project, which is made possible, in part, by a US$7.4 million grant awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The U.S. FDA granted Breakthrough Device Designation for Perimeter B-Series OCT coupled with ImgAssist AI, and Perimeter has plans to initiate a randomized, multi-site, pivotal study to evaluate it against the current standard of care and assess the impact on re-operation rates for patients undergoing breast conservation surgery.
About Perimeter Medical Imaging AI, Inc.
With headquarters in Toronto, Canada and Dallas, Texas, Perimeter Medical Imaging AI (TSX-V:PINK) (OTC:PYNKF) (FSE:4PC) is a medical technology company that is driven to transform cancer surgery with ultra-high-resolution, real-time, advanced imaging tools to address areas of high unmet medical need. The company’s ticker symbol “PINK” is a reference to the pink ribbons used during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, underscoring the company’s dedication to helping surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists use Perimeter’s imaging technology and AI in the fight against breast cancer, which is estimated to account for 30% of all female cancer diagnoses this year.
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Released July 13, 2021