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June 8, 2021 BIZ PEOPLE

Medical device industry veteran to lead Guilford biotech


Hyperfine Inc., a Guilford-based company that manufactures a compact, portable magnetic resonance imaging device, has named a long-time leader in the medical device industry as its new president and CEO.

Dave Scott has 25 years of experience in the industry, including working for Apple, Verb Surgical and Abbott Medical Optics.

During his career, Scott has built and led teams working on digital surgery, digital health ecosystems, surgical robotics and medical imaging and diagnostics. 

Hyperfine’s mission is to make MRI accessible to all patients, regardless of their income or location. The company’s Swoop Portable MR Imaging System is small, on wheels and plugs into standard wall outlets. Medical personnel can use it to get magnetic resonance images quickly at a patient’s bedside, which helps make diagnosis and potential treatment faster and easier than with traditional MRI machines, according to the company.

Jonathan Rothberg, Hyperfine’s founder, said Scott has “taken concepts previously considered improbable or even impossible – much like putting MRI on wheels – and made them real.” 

“I have no doubt that his visionary way of thinking and doing will help us achieve our giant vision for the future of Hyperfine,” Rothberg said in an announcement.

Scott’s focus in his new role will be advancing the company’s commercialization and growth strategy, to get more healthcare institutions using the Swoop technology globally.

Scott said he is looking forward to helping the company “make its mark on the world.”

“The possibility and potential that Hyperfine’s Swoop presents to truly change the landscape of healthcare for the world’s caregivers and their patients is an awe-inspiring opportunity,” Scott said.

Scott has more than 25 patents, including medical technology-related areas such as  X-ray imaging and endoscopy.

Prior to joining Hyperfine, Scott led research and development innovation teams for Apple. He has also served as chief operating officer and executive vice president for Verb Surgical, a joint venture between Google and Johnson & Johnson working to build a digital surgery and robotic platform. Scott also led the Intuitive Surgical team, which designed and brought to market the visualization platform for the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

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