Paul G. Thomas has served as our chairman of the board since January 2017. From our founding in September 2009 until January 2017, Mr. Thomas served as our president and chief executive officer. Previously, from October 1998 until September 2008, he served as chairman, chief executive officer, and president of LifeCell Corporation, a publicly traded company focused on developing and marketing reconstructive surgical products, which was acquired by Kinetic Concepts, Inc., a global medical technology company, in May 2008. Prior to joining LifeCell, Mr. Thomas held various senior positions during his 15-year tenure with the pharmaceutical products division of Ohmeda Inc., now a Baxter Company. Mr. Thomas currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the following publicly-held companies: ABIOMED, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD), a medical devices company focused on products that provide circulatory support, since May 2011 and RTI Surgical (NASDAQ: RTIX), a global surgical implant company, since 2016. Mr. Thomas previously served as a member of the board of directors for Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEGR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on development and commercialization of innovative, life-altering therapies for patients with debilitating, often fatal, rare diseases, until its merger in 2016 with Novelion Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVLN). Mr. Thomas received his Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, and completed his postgraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from St. Michael’s College. In addition to Mr. Thomas’ extensive leadership experience with public companies in the life sciences industry, we believe Mr. Thomas’ perspective as one of our founders, and his extensive leadership and experience as our chief executive officer since our founding, his knowledge of our operations bring to our board of directors critical strategic planning and operational leadership that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.


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