Balakrishnan Shankar Joins Canary Medical as Vice President, Operations

Life Science Partner is pleased to announce the recruitment of Balakrishnan Shankar to Canary Medical, where he will serve as Vice President of Operations.

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.

In his new role, Shankar will lead all operational aspects including manufacturing and supply chain for Canary Medical’s smart medical implants. Shankar’s 20+ years of leadership in the development and commercialization of active implantable devices as well as their associated software will be an invaluable asset as Canary Medical prepares for the launch of the company’s connected devices.

Shankar previously served as Vice President of Software Development for Medtronic’s Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure division, where he led software development across all product lines, including the CareLink patient monitoring system. He was previously at Nevro and St. Jude Medical where he led software product development, operations, and technology development, and systems engineering.

“Shankar has seen the entire spectrum of implantable, electronic medical devices – from concept and design to manufacturing/operations and systems integration,” notes Tom Callaway, Founder of Life Science Partner. “He is the world’s expert for taking connected medical devices from concept to commercialization. His deep technological and operational expertise will be a tremendous asset to Canary Medical as the company continues to develop and commercialize connected implantable devices.”

Shankar earned his MS in Biomedical Engineering from John Hopkins University and his BS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

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Brenda Calderon, PhD Joins Life Science Partner as Executive Search Associate

Life Science Partner is proud to announce the addition of our newest team member, Brenda Calderon, PhD. Brenda will be responsible for managing our search operations and firm operations, including our research programs and technology platforms.

Prior to joining Life Science Partner, Brenda earned her PhD in Biochemistry from Emory University, where her research focused on the innate immune response to viral infections and how this delicate system is precisely regulated to prevent a myriad of diseases ranging from autoimmune disorders to cancers. While pursuing her PhD, Brenda was also Editor-in-Chief for her PhD program’s Newsletter, an entirely student-run publication that communicates program events, faculty bios, and research within the program and to prospective students.

“Brenda brings not only a strong scientific background and technological expertise to our team, but also excellent communication and team-building skills” notes Tom Callaway, MD, Founder and President. “We are pleased to have Brenda join Life Science Partner as we continue to expand our highly specialized, technology-driven executive recruiting service.”

Brenda applies her rigorous scientific training to our search process, building upon our clinical expertise and our carefully executed, partner-led process. Having carried out both academic and industry-sponsored research in the past, Brenda understands the technologies and market forces that are important to our clients. “Brenda’s passion for science and biotechnology complement the clinical foundation already present at Life Science Partner: our team is composed of scientists, medical doctors, and engineers thus giving our recruiting service a breadth of knowledge that is unparalleled in our industry” comments Tom Callaway, MD.

Brenda earned her PhD from Emory University and her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with High Honors from the University of Florida. Outside of work, Brenda enjoys traveling, backpacking with her dogs, running, and design.

 

 

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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.

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