UF Startup Mako Surgical Co-Founder and Former CEO Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

UF Startup Mako Surgical Co-Founder and Former CEO Earns Lifetime Achievement Award (BioFlorida)

The 2018 BioFlorida Lifetime Achievement Award is reserved for recognizing an individuals’ outstanding leadership in the industry throughout their career that has significantly contributed to the growth of the industry.
 
The 2018 recipient of the BioFlorida Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Maurice R. Ferré, MD, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at INSIGHTEC.
 
Ferré is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on transformational medical technology. INSIGHTEC, the innovator of incisionless surgery. INSIGHTEC, the innovator of incisionless surgery, utilizes technology with highly focused sound waves to destroy targets deep inside the body with no surgical incisions. This year, Ferré secured $150M in financing to commercialize the first approved indication in the brain for essential tremor. Additionally, the company is developing breakthrough technology that temporarily disrupts the blood-brain barrier (BBB) to potentially treat Alzheimer’s disease and brain tumors. Ferré’s most recent success was as the CEO and Chairman of UF startup MAKO Surgical Corp., the world leader in robotic orthopedic surgery, a company that he co-founded. Stryker Corp. acquired MAKO for $1.65B in December 2013. Ferré has received numerous awards in recognition of his many accomplishments, including the prestigious Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
 
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