GUILFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyperfine Inc., creator of the first FDA-cleared portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device, Swoop™, today announced the appointment of Alok Gupta as the company’s chief financial officer.
“We are honored to welcome Alok Gupta to the Hyperfine senior leadership team,” said Hyperfine president and chief executive officer Dave Scott. “His leadership, extensive financial experience and passion for technological innovation will be instrumental as Hyperfine continues to grow and reach more patients through commercial expansion.”
Gupta brings over 20 years of experience in the financial and banking industry with a prior background in manufacturing systems and mechanical engineering. He will be responsible for overseeing Hyperfine’s strategic financial initiatives.
Prior to Hyperfine, Gupta served as the chief strategy and chief financial officer at Halio Inc., a smart glass technology company. He also previously served as the head of semiconductor and enterprise hardware investment banking at Mizuho Securities and in TMT investment banking at Citigroup. Gupta holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he specialized in banking & corporate finance.
“Hyperfine is catalyzing the medical imaging industry to become more accessible, affordable, and comfortable for patients, regardless of status or location,” said Gupta. “This is an incredibly exciting time to join the leadership team, at this critical point during its transformation to a global commercial-stage enterprise.”
Gupta joins the expanding Hyperfine team following the recent appointments of Dave Scott as president and chief executive officer, and Scott Huennekens as executive chairman.
About Hyperfine and the Swoop™ Portable MRI System
Hyperfine was founded with a vision to save lives by making Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) more accessible and affordable. The company’s Swoop™ Portable MR Imaging System is designed to address the limitations of current imaging technologies and make MRI accessible anytime, anywhere, to any patient. Swoop wheels directly to the patient’s bedside, plugs into a standard electrical wall outlet, and is controlled by an Apple iPad®. Designed as a complementary system to traditional MRIs at a fraction of the cost, images that display the internal structure of the head are captured by Swoop at the patient’s bedside, with results in minutes, enabling critical decision-making capabilities across a variety of clinical settings.
Hyperfine received FDA clearance for its portable MR imaging for the brain and head of patients of all ages in August 2020. Since its launch in the fall of 2020, Swoop has been honored repeatedly, as one of two finalists for the Best New Radiology Vendor of 2020 by Aunt Minnie, the winner of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2020 incubatED Medical Device Innovation Challenge, and with a Best Practices Product Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan, and most recently as a 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree from CES. Hyperfine is part of 4Catalyzer, a health technology incubator with offices in Connecticut, New York, California and Taiwan.
Hyperfine was founded in 2014 by Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, a serial entrepreneur who received the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2016 for inventing a novel next generation DNA sequencing method and has founded multiple healthcare and technology companies, including 454 Life Sciences, Ion Torrent, CuraGen, Butterfly Network, and Quantum-Si. For more information, visit: https://hyperfine.io/.
Important Information about the Business Combination and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed business combination (the “Business Combination''), HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”), which will include a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and a definitive proxy statement/prospectus, and certain other related documents, which will be both the proxy statement to be distributed to holders of the Company’s ordinary shares in connection with the Company’s solicitation of proxies for the vote by the Company’s shareholders with respect to the Business Combination and other matters as may be described in the Registration Statement, as well as the prospectus relating to the offer and sale of the securities of the Company to be issued in the Business Combination. The Company’s shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read, when available, the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus included in the Registration Statement and the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed Business Combination, as these materials will contain important information about the parties to the Business Combination Agreement, the Company and the proposed Business Combination. After the Registration Statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials for the proposed Business Combination will be mailed to shareholders of the Company as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed Business Combination and other matters as may be described in the Registration Statement. Shareholders will also be able to obtain copies of the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, and other documents filed with the SEC that will be incorporated by reference therein, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, the documents filed by HealthCor may be obtained free of charge from HealthCor’s website at www.hcspac.com or by written request to HealthCor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Company and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s shareholders with respect to the Business Combination. You can find information about the Company’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of the Company’s securities in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on March 29, 2021, and is available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants will be contained in the Registration Statement when available.
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Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the ability of HealthCor, Hyperfine and Liminal to meet the closing conditions in the Business Combination Agreement, including due to failure to obtain approval of the shareholders of HealthCor, Hyperfine and Liminal or certain regulatory approvals, or failure to satisfy other conditions to closing in the Business Combination Agreement; (2) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances, including the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against HealthCor, Hyperfine or Liminal following the announcement of the Business Combination Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein, that could give rise to the termination of the Business Combination Agreement or could otherwise cause the transactions contemplated therein to fail to close; (3) the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of the combined company’s Class A common stock on the Nasdaq Stock Market, as applicable, following the Business Combination; (4) the risk that the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination; (5) the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition and the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; (6) costs related to the Business Combination; (7) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (8) the inability of the combined company to raise financing in the future; (9) the success, cost and timing of Hyperfine’s, Liminal’s and the combined company’s product development activities; (10) the inability of Hyperfine, Liminal or the combined company to obtain and maintain regulatory clearance or approval for their products, and any related restrictions and limitations of any cleared or approved product; (11) the inability of Hyperfine, Liminal or the combined company to identify, in-license or acquire additional technology; (12) the inability of Hyperfine, Liminal or the combined company to maintain Hyperfine’s or Liminal’s existing or future license, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements; (13) the inability of Hyperfine, Liminal or the combined company to compete with other companies currently marketing or engaged in the development of products and services that Hyperfine or Liminal is currently marketing or developing; (14) the size and growth potential of the markets for Hyperfine’s, Liminal’s and the combined company’s products and services, and each of their ability to serve those markets, either alone or in partnership with others; (15) the pricing of Hyperfine’s, Liminal’s and the combined company’s products and services and reimbursement for medical procedures conducted using Hyperfine’s, Liminal’s and the combined company’s products and services; (16) Hyperfine’s, Liminal’s and the combined company’s estimates regarding expenses, future revenue, capital requirements and needs for additional financing; (17) Hyperfine’s, Liminal’s and the combined company’s financial performance; (18) the impact of COVID-19 on Hyperfine’s and Liminal’s businesses and/or the ability of the parties to complete the Business Combination; and (19) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Business Combination, including those under “Risk Factors” in the Registration Statement, and in the Company’s other filings with the SEC. 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