Proxima Taps Webster for Senior Product Development Position

Life Science Partner connects experienced medical product engineer with radiation delivery systems company

Life Science Partner announces the placement of R. Michael Webster as senior director of product development at Proxima Therapeutics in Alpharetta, Georgia. In this new capacity, Webster assumes overall responsibility for the development and improvement of products based upon the company’s proprietary delivery system. He will oversee a team of engineers as well as external engineering and manufacturing resources. Proxima Therapeutics, a privately held medical device company, develops innovative radiation delivery systems for the treatment of solid cancerous tumors.

“Michael is regarded by his peers—and the engineers who have served on his teams—as an excellent manager,” says Life Science Partner Vice President Cynthia B. Roberts. “With his start-to-finish engineering expertise from design and development through manufacturing, he’ll prove a strong asset for Proxima.”

Webster is an accomplished project manager with a 17-year career spent engineering balloon and other catheters as well as radiation therapy products. Prior to joining Proxima, Webster was group manager, research and development at Novoste Corporation in Norcross, Georgia. At Novoste, Webster guided strategy, scheduling, budgeting, product development conformity, quality protocols and regulatory efforts.

As program manager with the Balloon Catheter/Stent Delivery Systems Group at Cordis Corporation in Miami Lakes, Florida, Webster led engineering activities on multiple PTCA/PTA delivery system projects. His responsibilities included physician opinion evaluation, product design, competitive product analysis, and portfolio strategies.

Webster initiated his medical device career at North American Instrument Corporation (NAMIC), Glens Falls, New York, where he was senior manufacturing engineer in the project engineering department. With NAMIC, he was task team leader for new product and automation projects including an inflation device for cardiology, radiology drainage bag manufacturing, an introducer sheath, and many more.

During a combined seven years at Coleco Industries and Ingersoll-Rand, Webster also worked as an engineer focused on consumer products and power tools manufacturing.

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