Nora York Joins Canary Medical as Senior Director, Regulatory & Quality Assurance

Nora York, Senior Director of Regulatory & Quality Assurance

Life Science Partner is pleased to announce the recruitment of Nora York to join Canary Medical as Senior Director of Regulatory & Quality Assurance.

Canary Medical is an innovative medical technology company commercializing smart implants in the orthopedic, cardiovascular, and aesthetic markets. The company integrates a sensor and microprocessor system into FDA-cleared implantable medical devices to generate real-time insights about the performance and safety of these products.

York will be responsible for developing Canary’s regulatory strategy in concert with the other leaders of the team. Her role will involve implementation, oversight, and maintenance of Canary’s regulatory affairs organization.

Before joining Canary, York was the Director of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance for SynergEyes, an advanced technology specialist company for hybrid contact lenses. She also spent two years as the Head of Regulatory Affairs for Philips Volcano Corporation in San Diego, where she was in charge of the development and execution of regulatory strategy and submission of several 510(k) applications for the company’s Image-Guided Therapy systems.

“York is a proven performer in quality and regulatory circles in Southern California” notes Tom Callaway, President of Life Science Partner. “Her recruitment to this emerging team will ensure the processes and rigor required in innovative implantable devices.”

York earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Texas in Dallas.

About Life Science Partner

Life Science Partner is a specialized executive search firm that recruits transformational leaders for healthcare and life sciences companies. Our high-touch, partner-led process ensures an exceptional level of service, while our backgrounds as physicians and industry executives enable us to efficiently deliver the brightest candidates in the medical device, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and healthcare technology fields.

Mark Adler, MBA Joins Canary Medical as Vice President of Product Development

Life Science Partner is pleased to announce the recruitment of Mark Adler, MBA to Canary Medical, where he will serve as Vice President of Product Development.

Canary Medical is an innovative medical technology company commercializing smart implants in the orthopedic, cardiovascular, and aesthetic markets. The company integrates a sensor and microprocessor system into FDA-cleared implantable medical devices to generate real-time insights about the performance and safety of these products.

Adler will be driving further miniaturization and reduction of power for Canary’s implantable technology, advancing commercialization efforts in the orthopedic space, and providing technical support and management direction for the company’s cross function leadership to support its business objectives.

Mark was previously the Vice President at JenaValve Technologies, where he managed the development of the company’s next-gen aortic valve delivery system. He has consulted for companies such as Glucovation, Aortica, Nano-Structures, Medina Medical, Proteus Digital Health, and Micell Technologies. Among his many leadership positions, he was the Director of Sensor Engineering at Medtronic Diabetes, where he focused on the company’s glucose sensor. Also notable was his role at Dexcom as the Senior Director of Developmental Engineering and Operations, where he worked on their Class III continuous glucose monitoring system.

“Adler is well-versed in the transformation of early-stage to commercial ready technology,” notes Tom Callaway, Founder and President of Life Science Partner. “He has managed large and small research and development teams, with a heavy emphasis on later stage product development and manufacturing.”

Mark Adler earned a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Argosy University in Seattle, WA.

About Life Science Partner

Life Science Partner is a specialized executive search firm that recruits transformational leaders for healthcare and life sciences companies. Our high-touch, partner-led process ensures an exceptional level of service, while our backgrounds as physicians and industry executives enable us to efficiently deliver the brightest candidates in the medical device, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and healthcare technology fields.