May 7, 2024

Cagent Vascular appoints Chairman Brian Walsh to expanded role as Chief Executive Officer

Cagent Vascular announced today that Brian Walsh has been named Chief Executive Officer by the Cagent Vascular Board of Directors. He has served as Chairman of the Board since March 2018 and will continue in this capacity. Mr. Walsh will succeed Carol Burns as CEO.

Mr. Walsh previously served as Head of Carl Zeiss Meditech Cataract Technology from 2018 until 2024. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of IanTECH Medical, Inc. (acquired by Carl Zeiss Meditech AG) and Transcend Medical, Inc which was acquired by Alcon, a division of Novartis Co (NYSE: NVS) at the time. Brian Walsh brings over 25 years of medical device and health care industry experience in Marketing, Sales, and Executive Leadership which positions him as the ideal candidate to drive the market adoption of Cagent Vascular’ s flagship product, Serranator.

“Cagent Vascular is an exceptional company with a disruptive technology platform and a highly talented team,” Mr. Walsh said. “It is a privilege to lead this company through the next phase of growth. Our focus in the weeks, months, and years ahead will be on driving superior execution as we scale up and realize further market adoption.

Marc-Andre Marcotte, a Cagent Vascular board member and Partner at Sectoral Asset Management, said, “Brian Walsh’s tenure as Chairman of the Board and previous executive leadership positions give him the perfect vantage point from which to take the company forward. The board is dedicated to working with Brian and team to accelerate market adoption of Serranator and help elevate the patient care journey. On behalf of the board, I thank Carol for her significant contributions both as co-founder and as CEO over the past 10 years.”

About Cagent Vascular

Cagent Vascular, founded and led by serial medical technology entrepreneurs, is the leader in Serration Technology to treat peripheral artery disease. The company has developed a transformative improvement to conventional angioplasty, which is the most commonly performed procedure to restore blood flow. Although angioplasty has been used clinically for over 50 years, there remain significant opportunities to optimize the therapy and to improve the treatment outcomes of cardiovascular disease. To learn more about Cagent Vascular’s mission to fight PAD, visit

The information contained herein obtained from Cagent Vascular management is believed to be reliable. This does not constitute the solicitation of the purchase or sale of securities. Except for historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this document are forward-looking statements, the accuracy of which is subject to risks and uncertainties.

This project is supported by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.

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