PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE) ("Echo"), a medical device company developing its Symphony ® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced that Thomas Bishop has joined Echo Therapeutics' management team as Vice President of Product Development. Mr. Bishop, an accomplished product development executive with more than thirty years' experience, joins Echo at a critical stage in the Company's growth. He will lead the execution of Echo's product roadmap strategy and reports directly to Robert F. Doman, Echo's Executive Chairman and Interim CEO. "Tom joins Echo at an important and exciting time. We are extremely pleased to have such a highly valuable, proven industry leader join the company as we move toward Symphony's commercialization," said Mr. Doman. "Tom's product development expertise and successful track record in developing complex medical devices will help support Echo's goal of attaining regulatory clearance and bringing our Symphony CGM System to market. I have great confidence in Tom's ability to take us into the next phase of our product development process." Mr. Bishop brings over thirty years of experience leading the development of high technology products for the medical device, networking and military industries. Prior to joining Echo, Mr. Bishop was a Senior Director of Control Systems at iWalk, Inc. where he led a multidisciplinary team in the development of a robotic prosthetic and provided a strategic product roadmap. Prior to that, Mr. Bishop held the positions of Vice President of Advanced Development and Vice President of Engineering for TransMedics, where he led the development of revolutionary devices that maintained human hearts and lungs in a functioning state outside of the body. During his 8 years with TransMedics, Mr. Bishop led commercialization projects that resulted in product introductions to both the EU and USA. Prior to TransMedics, Mr. Bishop directed all software activities for Quarry Technologies, a startup making high security Internet routers. Mr. Bishop also spent 10 years with Siemens Medical Systems where he managed the development of 3 generations of ICU Patient Monitors. Mr. Bishop has also held leadership positions with Analogic Corporation and Bishop MedTech Consultants. He received his B.A. in Computer Science and Economics from Denison University. About Echo Therapeutics Echo Therapeutics is developing the Symphony CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, continuous glucose monitoring system for use initially in the critical care setting. Significant opportunity also exists for Symphony to be used in the hospital beyond the critical care setting, as well as in patients with diabetes in the outpatient setting.