genae Appoints Core Lab Directors
CLEVELAND, August 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
genae,a leading Contract Research Organization (CRO) and services provider for the
medical device industries, today announced the appointment of Dr. Marco Costa and Dr.
Hiram Grando Bezerra as Core Lab Directors.
In their role, Dr. Costa and Dr. Bezerra will be responsible for the liaison with the
study sponsors, the presentation at investigator meetings and the design and quality
control & assurance of the image analysis processes.
Dr. Costa: “Joining genae represents a unique opportunity to leverage our
multi-modality imaging expertise in the context of providing high quality services to the
medical industries and optimize their resources for imaging selection and analysis
“Today, the vast imaging portfolio provides unprecedented options, but also technical
challenges on planning for device investigation research. We offer the most comprehensive
imaging portfolio, with expertise in both the invasive and non-invasive field,” said Dr.
“We are pleased and fortuned to be able to welcome Marco and Hiram, two pioneers in
Intravascular Ultrasound, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Computed Tomography
Angiography (CTA) and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) analysis for both heart and
vascular clinical trials,” said Bart Segers, CEO of genae. “We believe that their
extensive clinical and research expertise in general and in medical image analysis in
specific lifts the genae core laboratories to an unsurpassed level of clinical insight and
regulatory and safety compliance. The appointment further illustrates our ambition to
become the number one CRO for medical devices.”
About Dr. Costa
Marco A. Costa, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI – is Director of the Interventional
Cardiovascular Center and Director of the Research and Innovation Center, Harrington Heart
& Vascular Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He is a Professor of
Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He received his MD from Federal University of
Minas Gerais, Brazil and his PhD in Interventional Cardiology from Erasmus University,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dr. Costa completed fellowships in Basic Science, Vascular
Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Interventional Cardiology at FelicioRocho
Hospital, Brazil and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He was a Staff
Cardiologist and Director of Interventional Cardiology Research at the Institute Dante
Pazzanese de Cardiologia, Sao Paulo, Brazil and was later named Director of Research,
Associate Professor of Medicine with Tenure, and Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Core
Laboratories at the University of Florida.
About Dr. Bezerra
Hiram Grando Bezerra, MD, PhD – is a joint faculty member at the Department of
Radiology and Cardiovascular Medicine as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Radiology at
Case Western Reserve University. He is the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging
Core Laboratories at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Dr. Bezerra received his MD
from the School of Medicine of the Santa Casa de Vitoria, Vitoria, Brazil. He subsequently
completed postgraduate fellowships in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and
interventional cardiology at the University of Sao Paulo Heart Institute (INCOR). Dr.
Bezerra completed his PhD in cardiovascular imaging at the University of Sao Paulo. After
having led an interventional program for five years at the Sao Camilo Hospital in Sao
Paulo, he moved to Boston-MA for a fellowship in the emerging field of cardiac CT and MRI
at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, one of the most active and
recognized programs in advanced cardiac imaging.
genae is a full service CRO and an innovative services provider for the medical
industries and aims at improving health and quality of life by innovating and accelerating
high quality research. The group is ISO 9001 certified for Clinical Trial Management, Core
Laboratories and Additional Services for the Medical Industries.
genae associates nv is a privately held company with principal offices in Antwerp,
Belgium.genae Americas Inc. is a privately held company with principal offices in
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