Hiram is responsible for design and development. He has over 30 years of broad operations and management experience in the medical device industry. Previously, Hiram was a consultant for start-up medical device companies responsible for development of a variety of disposable and implantable devices from concept through clinical evaluations, manufacturing scale-up and commercialization. He was Chief Operating Officer at Tautona Group, LLC, a private equity fund and incubator focused on wound healing, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Hiram was Executive Vice President at Spinal Kinetics, Inc. a venture-backed company developing and commercializing implants for the spine where he led product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory, and clinical affairs. He was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at US Venture Partners where he developed novel product concepts and conducted investment diligence. Hiram was Vice President, Research and Development and Operations, at MicroHeart, a startup that developed devices and pharmaceuticals to treat cardiovascular disease, acquired by Boston Scientific. He was Vice President Peripheral Vascular and Vice President, Research and Development at Target Therapeutics, a publicly traded company that developed intravascular devices to treat stroke and diseases in remote areas of the body, acquired by Boston Scientific and later acquired by Stryker.
Hiram received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and a Certificate in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Hiram is named inventor in over 50 issued US patents.
Important Safety Information:
The Mara Water Vapor Ablation System is indicated to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterus in premenopausal women with menorrhagia due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete. Pregnancy following the Mara procedure can be dangerous. The Mara procedure is not for those who have or suspect uterine cancer; have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection; or an IUD. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks and considerations associated with the use of the Mara Water Vapor Ablation System. Please refer to the device labeling for a detailed discussion of the device’s intended use, relevant warnings, precautions, side effects, and contraindications.