AxioMed appoints new president, CEO

Spinal Tech

Ken Yamada on March 19 was appointed president and CEO of AxioMed, a spine device and subsidiary of private investment holding company KICVentures.

He succeeds Kingsley Chin, MD, who served as founder and CEO of KICVentures for 15 years. Dr. Chin will focus on expanding the company's healthcare portfolio.

For the past three years Mr. Yamada operated as chief business officer of AxioMed.

He has 25 years of experience in the medical device industry, including executive leadership roles at Integra LifeSciences, NanFUSE Biologics and Arthrex, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Mr. Yamada played a chief role in the commercialization of LDR's Mobi-C cervical disc, which Zimmer Biomet acquired for $1.1 billion in 2016.

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