Trice Medical™, a private diagnostics company focused on micro invasive technologies, today announced the appointment of Craig Carra to the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carra has spent the majority of his 20-year career holding various executive level positions with emerging growth, medical device and service companies.
“It’s an exciting time for Trice Medical as we build out our team and infrastructure in preparation for commercializing our initial diagnostic arthroscopy product, mi-eye™,” stated Jeffrey F. O’Donnell Sr., Chairman and CEO of Trice Medical. “We are thrilled to have Craig join our executive team. His strong background in medical devices, operations, finance, sales and business development are invaluable components to the future success of Trice Medical. On the heels of closing an $18.1 million Series B financing, we continue to execute against our goal to commercialize mi-eye™ in the summer of 2015.”
“I am excited to join Jeff and the rest of the management team at Trice Medical as we look to commercialize mi-eye™ and execute our business plan,” said Mr. Carra. “The Trice Medical team has built a revolutionary orthopedic product that is changing the way physicians view diagnostic procedures and I look forward to using my diverse background and industry experience to add value for Trice Medical and our investors.”
Mr. Carra’s career started as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers). From 1996-2002, he served as Corporate Controller and Treasurer for Surgical Laser Technologies, a medical device company where he lead operational efficiencies with strict cash flow management to restore this turn-around Company and enabled it to grow through acquisition. From 2002-2012, Mr. Carra served as VP Sales and Business Development for PhotoMedex. Combining his financial and operational background with his strategic thinking and leadership ability, Mr. Carra built a strong U.S. sales team and developed new business models to significantly increase both annual recurring revenue and capital equipment sales. Prior to Trice Medical, Mr. Carra served as the financial and business development leader for Ella Health, a venture backed, healthcare services company. At Ella Health, Mr. Carra was responsible for securing new equity and debt financing to support the growth of the business and was successful in establishing strategic partnerships with physicians to open several new health centers.
Mr. Carra holds a B.S. in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from Saint Joseph’s University and an Executive M.B.A. from Villanova University. Mr. Carra is a Certified Public Accountant.
Trice Medical’s mi-eye™ device is designed to provide a more immediate, definitive and less expensive diagnosis, eliminating the false reads of indirect modalities, such as MRIs. Mi-eye™ is a fully disposable, single-use, streamlined visualization device that uses a standard 14-gauge needle with an integrated camera and light source to perform a diagnostic arthroscopy–all while in the physician’s office during the initial consultation. A separate LCD tablet, running on Android OS, is attached via a data cable from the mi-eye™ needle. Mi-eye™ is delivered to customers in sterile packaging and ready for immediate use.
About Trice Medical™, Inc.
Trice Medical™ is pioneering Needle Based Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies for Orthopedics. The company’s Micro Vision Solutions enable definitive and convenient surgical-grade care in the physician’s office. Trice’s products are designed to streamline the delivery of care, reduce costs to the healthcare system and improve patient outcomes via existing reimbursement codes. Trice is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.
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