SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 19, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), today announced that it has hired Dana C. Cambra as vice president of research and development, effective June 16. Mr. Cambra will report directly to Align President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas M. Prescott and lead the Company's research and development initiatives.
"Product innovation is Align's highest priority and we are pleased to have Dana on board to lead the team responsible for developing and executing our research initiatives and product roadmap," said Thomas M. Prescott, Align president and CEO. "Dana's extensive experience in medical technology and software development will be of tremendous value to Align as we continue our history of innovation and build the next generation of Invisalign products."
Innovation has been a hallmark of Mr. Cambra's career. As a member of the management and technical teams at Acuson Corporation, now a Siemens Company, he was instrumental in the development of the Sequoia Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound system, a breakthrough in high-resolution ultrasound products that has generated more than $4 billion in revenue.
More recently, Mr. Cambra served as senior vice president, research and development for Pharsight Corporation, a leading provider of simulation and modeling software for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Prior to his role at Pharsight, Mr. Cambra was vice president, engineering at Stentor Inc. and the Phillips Global PACS business unit, an industry leader in providing medical informatics solutions. Earlier roles included senior engineering and operations positions at Visto, where he led development of communications solutions for the first Handspring/Palm Treo device, and iScribe, where he led the development of an industry leading ePrescribing solution.
Mr. Cambra received his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and engineering from MIT and his graduate degree in engineering from UC Berkeley.
About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology designs, manufactures and markets Invisalign, a proprietary method for treating malocclusion, or the misalignment of teeth. Invisalign corrects malocclusion using a series of clear, nearly invisible, removable appliances that gently move teeth to a desired final position. Because it does not rely on the use of metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign significantly reduces the aesthetic and other limitations associated with braces. Invisalign is appropriate for treating adults and older teens. Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market Invisalign in 1998.
To learn more about Invisalign or to find a certified Invisalign doctor in your area, please visit http://www.invisalign.com or call 1-800-INVISIBLE.
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