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11.4.15

MC3 Cardiopulmonary Acquires Surgical Cannula Product Assets from Terumo Cardiovascular Systems

Paving the way for the relaunch of the Sarns™ Soft-Flow® Arterial Cannula…

Our legacy.

Founded in 1991, with the specific aim of commercializing intellectual property related to artificial heart and lung technologies from the University of Michigan, MC3 has grown to become one of the most respected names in the extracorporeal life support research community.

Our future.

Today, the Company is focused on becoming a leading medical device developer and manufacturer in the cardiopulmonary device community. With deep roots in patient physiology, hemodynamics, technology, and caregiver needs, the Company is well positioned to advance intelligent product solutions that address critical unmet needs.

Join us.

MC3 is committed to investing in the best and the brightest – people who share our dedication to building solutions for the medical field’s biggest challenges. We foster a supportive environment where career goals dovetail with a pure passion to create life-saving products.

We are rapidly expanding our team. Regardless of your specialty, if you are looking for a challenge and want to positively impact people’s lives, MC3 wants you to join our innovative team of thinkers and doers.

We are looking to fill the following positions immediately:

Our Team.

Management Team

Scott Merz | President & CEO, Co-Founder

Scott Merz, PhD., Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, has 25+ years of experience in medical device research, development, and business formation. Scott holds 10+ patents and has led numerous licensing deals enabling the launch of several spinout device companies. He is a charter member of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) and long-standing leader of the cardiopulmonary community.

Catherine Schmidt | Chief Financial Officer

Catherine Schmidt, Chief Financial Officer, is an accomplished financial executive with 25+ years in public and private accounting. Catherine began her executive career at Arthur Anderson and has worked as the Chief Financial Officer for several companies within the healthcare, software, and automotive industries.

Bill Sidor | Vice President Engineering

Bill Sidor, VP Engineering, has 30+ years of experience in medical device development, having introduced numerous surgical products during his tenure of management at DLP, Medtronic, and Avalon Laboratories.

Kathryn Osterholzer | Research Manager

Kathryn Osterholzer, PhD.,  Research Manager, has extensive experience in medical device development and translational biomedical research. For over 20 years, she has collaborated with engineers, clinicians, chemists, and federal funding agencies to advance innovative products including blood access devices, biocompatible coatings, and cardiopulmonary life support systems.

Martha Rumford | Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality

Martha Rumford,Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality, has 25+ years experience in the areas of cardiopulmonary bypass disposables, heparin coatings, heart-lung machines, and active implantable heart assist devices. Martha’s experience includes regulatory submissions, risk management, quality planning, and technology transfer. She has held leadership positions at Becton Dickenson, Terumo, and 3M.

Ted Chittenden | Vice President Operations & Manufacturing

Ted Chittenden, VP Operations, has vast experience with sterile disposables manufacturing and executive management, including previous leadership positions at Surge Cardiovascular, Cascade Engineering, and Medtronic.

Rio Foster | Vice President Sales & Marketing

Rio Foster, VP Sales and Marketing, has medical device expertise focused on launching innovative products and therapy strategies through a deep understanding of customer-focused insights, business strategy, and process. Prior to MC3, he worked at Maquet Cardiovascular and Avalon Laboratories.

Board of Directors

Robert Foster | Chairman of the Board

Robert Foster, Board Chairman, has 30+ years in the medical device industry. Robert founded Avalon Laboratories in 1990 and grew it into the world’s largest surgical cannula OEM manufacturer before selling it in 2008.  He acquired a majority share of MC3 in 2013 and provides visionary leadership to the executive team.

Robert Bartlett, M.D. | Co-Founder, Professor Emeritus University of Michigan

Robert Bartlett, M.D., Board Member and Co-Founder, enjoyed a distinguished career at the University of Michigan and he continues his contributions to medicine as Professor Emeritus Surgery and as the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Extracorporeal Circulation Research Laboratory. He is the founder of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) and is a world-renowned expert and global lecturer in extracorporeal life support, intensive care, and surgery.

Scott Merz | President & CEO, Co-Founder

Scott Merz, PhD., Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, has 25+ years of experience in medical device research, development, and business formation. Scott holds 10+ patents and has led numerous licensing deals enabling the launch of several spinout device companies. He is a charter member of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) and long-standing leader of the cardiopulmonary community.

Christopher Ball | Managing Director, Critical Point Partners

Christopher Ball, Board Member, is Managing Director of Critical Point Partners in Manhattan Beach, CA. Chris spent the first 15 years of his career developing safety-critical products for TRW and International Rectifier.

Bill Sidor | Vice President Engineering

Bill Sidor, VP Engineering, has 30+ years of experience in medical device development, having introduced numerous surgical products during his tenure of management at DLP, Medtronic, and Avalon Laboratories.

Rio Foster | Vice President Sales & Marketing

Rio Foster, VP Sales and Marketing, has medical device expertise focused on launching innovative products and therapy strategies through a deep understanding of customer-focused insights, business strategy and process. Prior to MC3, he worked at Maquet Cardiovascular and Avalon Laboratories.