New York & Pittsburgh – January 12, 2016 – RenovaCare, Inc., developer of the patented CellMist™ and SkinGun™ technologies* for isolating and spraying a patient’s own stem cells onto burns and wounds for rapid self-healing, today announced the appointment of board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Richard Simman, MD, FACS, and FACCWS, to its Board of Advisors.
Dr. Simman is founding President and Chair of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery, and past President of the American College of Clinical Wound specialists (ACCWS). He is current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the ACCWS, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Dermatology at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.
“What’s so unique about the RenovaCare CellMist™ system is by applying just one application using the SkinGun™ we render the second degree burn patient an incredible service – we’ve taken away his pain and accelerated his healing process,” said Dr. Simman. “I think that makes this technology very unique in the capability of immediate preparation and application.”
“Dr. Simman brings exceptional wound care expertise to the company as a highly sought-after and active clinician and researcher,” said Thomas Bold, President and CEO of RenovaCare, Inc. “It is a pleasure to welcome Dr. Simman to the team and I look forward to working with him to facilitate growth for our future commercial products, while advancing the clinical pipeline.”
Dr. Simman’s work has been published in numerous major journals including, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, Aesthetics of Plastic Surgery, The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Wounds, Academic Emergency Medicine, and others. He is an active member of numerous medical associations.
Dr. Simman trained in General Surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University in New York, NY and completed his Plastic Surgery residency at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers in Southfield, MI under the supervision of Dr. Ian T. Jackson, a world famous plastic surgeon. In addition, he completed a Burn Fellowship followed by a wound healing and cultured keratinocytes Research Fellowship at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters.
*RenovaCare products are currently in development. They are not available for sale in the United States.
RenovaCare, Inc. is developing first-of-their-kind autologous (self-donated) stem cell therapies for the regeneration of human organs. Its initial product under development targets the body’s largest organ, the skin. The company’s flagship technology, the CellMist™ System, uses its patented SkinGun™ to spray a liquid suspension of a patient’s stem cells – the CellMist™ Solution – onto wounds. RenovaCare is developing its CellMist™ System as a promising new alternative for patients suffering from burns, chronic and acute wounds, and scars. In the US alone, this $45 billion market is greater than the spending on high-blood pressure management, cholesterol treatments, and back pain therapeutics.
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