GUILFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyperfine, Inc. (Nasdaq: HYPR), the groundbreaking medical device company that created the Swoop® system, the world’s first FDA-cleared portable magnetic resonance brain imaging system, today announced the promotion of Tom Teisseyre, Ph.D. to chief operating officer. Dr. Teisseyre will oversee product design and development, clinical science, operations, cybersecurity, and technical service.
Dr. Teisseyre has served as chief product officer since June 2021 and has extensive prior experience in medical devices and imaging. He was the head of surgical and implantable devices of Verily Life Science, formerly Google Life Sciences. Tom also previously held program and product positions at Google, Abbott Medical Optics, Proximie, and OptiMedica. He holds patents and has publications on medical imaging, medical image processing, intraoperative imaging, surgical technology, and surgical workflow optimization. Tom received his Ph.D. in bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco and a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Hyperfine, Inc. also announced that, for personal reasons, Khan Siddiqui, M.D., will transition from full-time to part-time as chief medical officer and chief strategy officer. In this capacity, Dr. Siddiqui will remain a strategic contributor and an active ambassador for the company within the scientific and medical communities and the projects with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
“I am excited to welcome Tom into his expanded role as chief operating officer. In his two years with the company, Tom has overseen substantial improvements in image quality through multiple and frequent AI-powered software releases and a robust product roadmap of future AI-powered software and hardware products. His contributions span strategy to operational execution and have set a high bar of excellence. We look forward to the many achievements his future leadership will bring,” expressed Maria Sainz, president and CEO of Hyperfine, Inc.
Tom will be based out of the Hyperfine, Inc. Palo Alto, California office.
For more information about the Swoop® Portable MR Imaging® system, please visit hyperfine.io.
About Hyperfine, Inc. and the Swoop® Portable MR Imaging® System
Hyperfine, Inc. (Nasdaq: HYPR) is the groundbreaking medical technology company that created the Swoop® system, the world’s first FDA-cleared portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system capable of providing brain imaging at the point of care. The Swoop® system received initial U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in 2020 as a bedside magnetic resonance imaging device for producing images that display the internal structure of the head where a full diagnostic examination is not clinically practical. When interpreted by a trained physician, these images provide information that can be useful in determining a diagnosis. The Swoop® system has been approved for brain imaging in several countries, including Canada and Australia, has UKCA certification in the United Kingdom, CE certification in the European Union, and is also available in New Zealand.
The mission of Hyperfine, Inc. is to revolutionize patient care globally through transformational, accessible, clinically relevant diagnostic imaging and data solutions. Founded by Dr. Jonathan Rothberg in a technology-based incubator called 4Catalyzer, Hyperfine, Inc. scientists, engineers, and physicists developed the Swoop® system out of a passion for redefining brain imaging methodology and how clinicians can apply accessible diagnostic imaging to patient care. Traditionally, access to costly, stationary, conventional MRI technology can be inconvenient or not available when needed most. With the portable, ultra-low-field Swoop® system, Hyperfine, Inc. is redefining the neuroimaging workflow by bringing brain imaging to the patient’s bedside. For more information, visit hyperfine.io.
Hyperfine, Swoop, and Portable MR Imaging are registered trademarks of Hyperfine, Inc.
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