Mirador Adds VP of Sales

Xconomy Seattle — 

Seattle-based Mirador Biomedical has a veteran of Arrow International, a medical device company now part of Teleflex (NYSE: TFX) as its vice president of sales. Steve Gappa will take on that key role in commercializing Mirador’s Compass family of medical devices. Mirador won FDA approval last October for a digital device that can tell whether a healthcare professional is hitting a vein or an artery with a syringe, which is supposed to help avert dangerous bleeding episodes in the hospital. Mirador won FDA clearance for a second technology, which monitors pressure for lumbar puncture, last month.