BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scientific Intake, a company dedicated to developing innovative technology for weight management, announced today that Ronald T. Self and Patricia K. Scheller have joined the Company’s board of directors.
Scientific Intake -- which sells the patented SmartByte®, the only FDA-cleared, removable weight management device -- welcomed Mr. Self and Ms. Scheller to its board earlier this year. “Both Ron and Pat have extensive experience as successful business leaders and entrepreneurs,” said William Longley, chairman and founder of Scientific Intake. “They are a perfect fit to support our innovative management team, and we look forward to the experience and ideation they bring as we launch SmartByte in select U.S. markets.”
Mr. Self brings a wealth of financial knowledge to the board. Over the past 15 years, he has partnered with middle-market private equity investors as CEO to lead their business technology services companies. He has driven the professional transformation and growth of numerous companies, increasing profitability and profitably selling four. Previously, Mr. Self served at Procter & Gamble, Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola USA in various field sales, marketing and general management positions.
Mr. Self holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Houston and completed graduate studies at Darden and Emory Universities. He has been recognized for his intuitive leadership by American Executive magazine.
Ms. Scheller, most recently the CEO of Viveve, has a proven track record of identifying and establishing untapped new markets and business opportunities. She led the successful global launches of the first coronary stent to achieve $1B in annual sales; launched a novel women’s health product; and worked to expand Band-Aid® Brand wound care products into a new home health care/direct-to-consumer channel during her 15-year tenure at Johnson & Johnson. Ms. Scheller also served as CEO in several start-up companies, including Viveve which she took public and uplifted to Nasdaq.
Ms. Scheller holds a B.S.E. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and has completed executive education programs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Columbia University and Northwestern University.
Unlike weight management devices that must be surgically implanted, SmartByte is designated as a “non-significant risk” product/medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It combines a simple, user-controlled device to modify eating behavior; a proprietary sensor to keep track of progress towards goal weight; and one-on-one, personal coaching to support users.
About SmartByte ®
SmartByte by Scientific Intake is the first and only FDA-cleared medical device designed to ingrain mindful eating. It has been clinically proven in multiple published studies to significantly reduce caloric intake, allowing users to feel satisfied on less food. The custom fit device is placed in the roof of the mouth when eating, resulting in smaller bites, increased chewing and greater savoring of food. Slowing intake and encouraging mindful eating, SmartByte allows the body’s natural defense against overeating, the satiety response, time to work so users feel satisfied on less food and fewer calories. SmartByte’s seamless integration of medical device, personal coaching and sensor monitoring can be used alone or combined with other therapies. To learn more please visit SmartByte.com. Privately held and headquartered in Boston, Scientific Intake’s mission is to help people reduce the burden of weight management and live healthier lives.