Medical Innovator Recruits Industry Leaders

By July 1, 2020Agency, Clients, News

Michael Enxing joins PainTEQ Board of Directors 

PainTEQ adds substantial medical device business experience

TAMPA, Fla. — PainTEQ, a leading medical device innovator, announced the appointment of Michael Enxing, Chief Commercial Officer of Boston Scientific Corporation, Neuromodulation Division. PainTEQ is the creator of LinQ (pronounced “link”), a minimally invasive therapy for SI joint dysfunction. 

With nearly three decades of executive experience, Enxing provides commercial know-how and strategic insight for medical device businesses. Most recently, Michael was a key executive in the acquisition (to Boston Scientific Corporation) of Vertiflex, a privately held company focused on treating patients with spinal stenosis.

“I’m glad to join PainTEQ and help develop the commercialization strategy of the LinQ System, an advancement providing positive clinical benefits for patients currently experiencing chronic pain from SI joint dysfunction,” said Enxing. “With innovative medical technologies like LinQ, we have an unprecedented opportunity to make a meaningful long-term impact while improving quality of life.”

Enxing also worked as an executive with Nevro Corp, Cardiovascular Systems Incorporated, Vertos Medical, Tecnol, Stryker, and St. Jude Medical. Enxing’s deep and proven expertise encompasses peripheral, neuro, functional neuro, spine, pain, cardiology, and image-guided surgery markets. 

“Michael contributes a wealth of experience backed by a long-successful track record,” said PainTEQ CEO Sean LaNeve. “His vast business acumen provides particular value to the board in the areas of strategic planning, pre/post-FDA development, marketing management, corporate launches, M&A, IPOs, and private investment.”  

About PainTEQ: Built to bring interventional procedures to market, PainTEQ is a medical device innovator headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Working with pain management specialists to safely reduce and eliminate sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, PainTEQ’s LinQ therapy is providing immediate clinical benefits to individuals living with incapacitating lower back pain, through a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure. 

About LinQ: The LinQ SI Joint Stabilization System provides SI joint dysfunction patients with a safe, minimally invasive solution to combat pain. After a thorough diagnostic process, physicians can help alleviate, and in many cases eliminate, chronic pain by placing a single LinQ allograft into the SI Joint. This single implant helps patients immediately regain joint stability – and with its large graft window, the LinQ SI Joint Stabilization System helps create an ideal environment for long-term fusion. Learn more at PainTEQ.com

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Shanth Thiyagalingam join PainTEQ to lead commercialization of novel SI join pain therapy

TAMPA, Fla. — Medical device innovator PainTEQ hired Shanth Thiyagalingam as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). PainTEQ is the creator of the LinQ™ SI Joint Stabilization System (pronounced “link”), a minimally invasive therapy for SI joint dysfunction.

Thiyagalingam oversees the company’s commercial strategy focused on sales, marketing and professional education with the goal of increasing patient access to the LinQ procedure, which relieves sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. Among various commercial initiatives, he will lead a training program to provide instruction and certification for doctors who want to incorporate LinQ into their practice.

“Patient and physician satisfaction with the novel LinQ system indicates that PainTEQ is poised to become the industry leader in treating chronic SI joint pain,” said Thiyagalingam. “We’re also fortunate to be working with an impressive roster of clinicians and other experts advocating across the country about the best-in-class benefits of LinQ.”

Thiyagalingam has nearly two decades of experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. He most recently worked at Abbott as General Manager APAC Neuromodulation, where he led commercial efforts across AustraliaJapan and Asia, targeted to alleviate chronic pain and movement disorders. He has also held key management positions at NevroStryker, and St. Jude Medical.

“Shanth elevates our business to another level,” said PainTEQ CEO Sean LaNeve. “His clinical and business acumen give us the capabilities of a top tier medical device company. His presence and reputation in the market will allow us to scale our service to physicians and their patients across the country and beyond.”

About PainTEQ: Built to bring interventional procedures to market, PainTEQ is a medical device innovator headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Working with pain management specialists to safely reduce and eliminate sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, PainTEQ’s LinQ therapy is immediately providing clinical benefits to individuals living with incapacitating lower back pain, through a minimally invasive, FDA-approved, outpatient procedure.

About LinQThe LinQ SI Joint Stabilization System provides SI joint dysfunction patients with a safe, minimally invasive solution to combat pain. After a thorough diagnostic process, physicians can help alleviate, and in many cases eliminate, chronic pain by placing a single LinQ allograft into the SI Joint. This single implant helps patients immediately regain joint stability – and with its large graft window, the LinQ SI Joint Stabilization System helps create an ideal environment for long-term fusion. Learn more at PainTEQ.com.

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