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Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. And Philips Healthcare Executives To Business Advisory Board

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CLEVELAND, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Theater, LLC announced today the addition of two new members to its Business Advisory Board. New members include Ori J. Braun, former Senior Vice President for Business Development and New Technologies for Given Imaging Ltd., and James (Jim) Fulton, former Senior Vice President and General Manager of Philips Healthcare's Computer Tomography business unit. Surgical Theater applies flight simulation technology to brain surgery and has developed software-based solutions that combine the science of aviation with advanced CT/MRI imaging technology.

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"It is very exciting to have individuals such as Ori J. Braun and James Fulton join the Surgical Theater Business Advisory Board.  Both Ori and Jim bring a vast amount of knowledge to the company and their expertise will be beneficial in allowing us to continue growing and being innovative in the products we introduce," said Moty Avisar, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Surgical Theater. "Ori and Jim's involvement will help Surgical Theater to continue accelerated sales and develop collaborative relationships with key players in the market."    

In his most recent position, Braun was the Senior Vice President for Business Development and New Technologies for Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN), a company acquired by Covidian for $1 billion.  Given is a world leader in developing and marketing patient-friendly solutions for visualizing and detecting disorders in the GI tract. Prior to joining Given, Braun served as President of Valor Computerized Systems Inc., a leader in productivity increasing engineering software solutions to the PCB design, fabrication and assembly industry. In addition, he served as President of LifeWatch Inc., a leading cardiac monitoring services company and also founded and held various executive positions at 3DV Systems Inc., a company developing and selling 3D camera technology that was acquired by Microsoft; Helios Software Engineering Ltd., a company in the business of simulation technology that was acquired by Cadence Design Systems Inc.; and at Lansoft Computing Ltd. He's also held the position of Vice President of Business Development at RDC Rafael Development Corporation Ltd., a large shareholder of Given Imaging. Braun holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel.

"I am very excited to join such an innovative and dynamic team and to serve in the capacity of Business Advisory Board Member with Surgical Theater," said Braun. "I am looking forward to collaborating with Surgical Theater to establish strategic alliances with large-scale medical device companies and insure that the company's technology will become the 'standard of care' throughout hospitals and clinics worldwide."

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