Premia Spine added three board advisers, including renowned orthopedic surgeon Stephen Hochschuler, MD, the devicemaker announced Dec. 8 in a news release.
Dr. Hochschuler is founder and chair emeritus of Plano-based Texas Back Institute. He was a past president and founding member of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.
Dr. Hochschuler is joined by Nicholas Pachuda, DPM, and Peter Wehrly.
Dr. Pachuda is a medical device, biotech and orthopedics innovator and adviser. He was worldwide president of external innovation at Johnson & Johnson's medical device group, and he co-founded the extremities division at Arthrex. Mr. Wehrly is CEO of Vivex Biologics and has leadership experience at Medtronic, DePuy Orthopaedics and Covidien.
All three will be involved in input supporting the commercial launch of Premia Spine's Tops System for degenerative spondylolisthesis and lumbar spinal stenosis.