Viveve Regulatory Executive Named Among Top 25 Women Leaders in Medical Devices
Healthcare Technology Report award recognizes outstanding contributions by SVP Suzon Lommel to advance innovative technologies that can transform patient outcomes
ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / January 28, 2021 / Viveve Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVE), a medical technology company focused on women's intimate health, announced today that Suzon Lommel, the Company's Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Quality Affairs, has been named by The Healthcare Technology Report as one of The Top 25 Women Leaders in Medical Devices of 2021.
"The entire Viveve organization congratulates Suzon for her outstanding contributions to the medical device industry and this well-deserved recognition. Her extensive regulatory expertise and contributions to our company have been and continue to be invaluable. She is an outstanding role model highlighting the extraordinary contributions that women are making in this field today," said Scott Durbin, Viveve's Chief Executive Officer.
"It is an honor to be included with the other women recognized in The Healthcare Technology Report's Top 25 Women Leaders in Medical Devices of 2021. I am especially pleased that many women who have dedicated their careers to advancing innovative medical technologies that improve patient outcomes are being recognized," said Ms. Lommel. "This honor also highlights the work that our entire team at Viveve has done in developing innovative technologies to address significant areas of unmet need in women's intimate health."
The Healthcare Technology Report annually recognizes top-performing women who have demonstrated a depth of specialized knowledge and leadership to make a positive impact in the medical device field. Showing qualities including adaptability, ingenuity, and patient-centricity, awardees play a central role in advancing the competitiveness of their companies and technologies. They also serve as mentors and role models to promote and support leadership opportunities for women in the healthcare technology sector.
Viveve Medical, Inc. is a medical technology company focused on women's intimate health. Viveve is committed to advancing new solutions to improve women's overall well-being and quality of life. The internationally patented Viveve® System incorporates Cryogen-cooled Monopolar Radiofrequency technology to uniformly deliver volumetric heating while gently cooling surface tissue to generate neocollagenesis in a single in-office session. In the United States, the Viveve® System is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis. International regulatory approvals and clearances have been received for vaginal laxity and/or improvement in sexual function indications in more than 50 countries.
Viveve continues to advance its clinical development program in stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Recently reported FDA approved changes to the U.S. pivotal PURSUIT trial protocol are intended to strengthen the overall study and its potential to achieve its primary efficacy endpoint. Study changes including an increase in the trial's size and more strict patient selection criteria were a result of guidance from Viveve's Clinical Advisory Board upon review of positive results from the Company's SUI feasibility and preclinical studies. Viveve received FDA approval of its IDE application to conduct the multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled PURSUIT trial for improvement of SUI in women in July 2020 and FDA approval of its requested amendments to the IDE protocol as reported on December 10, 2020. Initiation of the trial was reported on January 21, 2021. If positive, results from the PURSUIT trial may support a new SUI indication in the U.S.
For more information visit Viveve's website at www.viveve.com.
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Released January 28, 2021