Surgery training app Touch Surgery cuts deal with Johnson & Johnson

touchsurgeryLondon based app maker Touch Surgery creates a series of apps to help surgeons train ahead of complicated surgery prodedures, or to familiarize themselves with new surgical tools, equipment and procedures. The company just announced it has signed a “strategic collaboration” with Johnson & Johnson medical devices subsidiary Ethicon.

“As surgical trainees ourselves, my cofounder Jean Nehme and I experienced many of the problems affecting surgery today,” says Andre Chow, co-founder of Touch Surgery. He points out that surgeons are trained as apprentices, which works well but scales very poorly to meet  the global need of surgery. “We wanted to use technology to improve standards of surgical training around the world and to have an impact on patient care.”

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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