Bret Abshire, MD, has been named to the scientific advisory board of Alphatec Holdings (Carlsbad, California). Abshire's area of expertise includes cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine disorders. He is a member of the neurosurgical faculty at the University of California, San Diego serving as assistant dlinical professor of surgery; vice chair of the surgery department at the Southwest Healthcare System in Southern California; and has participated in several clinical studies involving the treatment of spinal disorders. Abshire maintains a private, general neurological practice performing surgery for brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease. Alphatec makes products for the spine fusion market.

Abraham (Rami) Goren was named vice chairman of the board for Elbit Medical Imaging (EMI; Tel Aviv, Israel). Goren has been serving as company director since April 11 and as executive chairman of the board of Elscint Limited, a subsidiary of EMI, since 1999. EMI develops MRI-guided focused ultrasound treatment equipment, through its subsidiary, InSightec.

Ronald Songer has been named senior vice president of research and development, and Robert Wood as senior vice president of operations and quality, for FoxHollow Technologies (Redwood City, California). Previously Songer was divisional vice president, research and development, at Abbott Vascular (Abbott Park, Illinois). Wood was vice president of operations for Inamed (Irvine, California). FoxHollow develops plaque excision devices.

William Radany, PhD, has been named CEO of HTG (Tucson, Arizona). Previously Radany was vice president of business segment management at Chemicon International (Temecula, California). HTG provides array-based gene expression assay technology.

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