Houston, TX – 06/09/2016. DermaClip® today announced the appointment of Dr. John Ko, MD, PhD, FACS, to its Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Ko is a board certified plastic surgeon and a certified hyperbaric medicine specialist. He is an assistant clinical professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In addition to his private practice in New York City, he served as the first director of the Wound Care Service at NYC Health and Hospital's Elmhurst Hospital Center. He is the Section Chief in Plastic Surgery at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center and a surgeon/wound care specialist at New York Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital and White Plains Hospital. Dr. Ko is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Medical Degree and a PhD in Biophysics from Boston University School of Medicine.
Dr. Ko has served as an advisor to multiple wound healing and tissue regeneration companies assisting in the development and utilization of their products. "We welcome Dr. Ko to the Medical Advisory Board and look forward to his involvement with this revolutionary, non-invasive skin closure device. The addition of Dr. Ko to the DermaClip® team brings another expert in the cosmesis of wound closure to help promote awareness of the benefits of puncture-free closure," said DermaClip US CEO Charles M. Darling, IV. "Additionally, his experience in helping to bring new products to market will be beneficial to our efforts to make DermaClip® the new standard of skin closure," Mr. Darling added.
DermaClip® is a revolutionary, new non-invasive skin closure device made of hypoallergenic adhesive coupled with a polypropylene bridge that allows for the quick and easy closure of surface wounds and the final stage of surgical incisions. With no puncturing or crushing of the skin, the patented single-use, needle-less device is designed to evert the skin on every closure to promote healthy healing while being quick and easy-to-use.
The DermaClip® team believes that high quality skin closure should be available to everyone, regardless of access to high-end services. The team aims to eliminate the trade-offs in skin closure made between time of closure and quality of patient care.
The US operations of DermaClip® are owned and operated by DermaClip® US, L.L.C., a Texas based company.