FDAnews Device Daily Bulletin

BAXTER NAMES ARMSTRONG TO HEAD NEW R&D DEVICE GROUP

Dec. 8, 2005
A A

Baxter International has appointed Robert Armstrong to the new position of vice president of research and development (R&D), medical devices and adjacent disposables. In this role Armstrong will be responsible for developing a new R&D Device Center of Excellence, which consolidates engineering and product development activities of multiple device platforms and associated disposables for Baxter's Medication Delivery, Renal and Transfusion Therapies businesses.

Before joining Baxter, Armstrong spent more than 20 years with GE Healthcare in various positions in engineering and product development, including most recently as general manager of R&D for CT products, positron emission technology and nuclear medicine.

"With the formation of a device center of excellence, we are investing in innovation and aligning our resources to accelerate the introduction of new products into the marketplace and continue to improve the overall quality of our current device portfolio," said Peter Arduini, president of Baxter's Medication Delivery Business.