|By Business Wire||
|January 16, 2014 04:54 PM EST||
Lantos Technologies, Inc. developers of the AURA™ 3D Ear Scanning System today announced that it has expanded its team to include Dr. Brian Fligor, Chief Audiology Officer, Lynn Ihlenfeldt, Vice President of Manufacturing, and Dr. Andrew McGrath, Global Training Manager. These leaders’ contributions will be invaluable as Lantos enters the commercial phase.
Prior to joining Lantos, Dr. Fligor was Director of Diagnostic Audiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Renowned for his research in hearing loss prevention from noise, music and invasive medical treatments, Dr. Fligor has extensive experience fitting hearing aids, ear plugs and monitors for children, adults and musicians. At Lantos, Dr. Fligor will direct the clinical studies on the AURA System and drive product development for a wide range of applications.
Ms. Ihlenfeldt, honored in recent years by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of 25 women industry leaders in the Twin Cities, has an extensive medical device background. Beginning her career as a U.S. Naval Officer, Ms. Ihlenfeldt has served in a wide variety of technical, management, and executive roles with 3M, Minnetronix, and Linear Eye, LLC. As Vice President of Manufacturing at Lantos, Ms. Ihlenfeldt Is assembling a world-class team to manufacture the AURA system and will drive all aspects of operations and product manufacturing.
Dr. McGrath, most recently Director of Audiology at Women and Infants Hospital and Clinical Instructor at Brown University, will develop and direct Lantos’s training program. Roles as a lecturer at Yale University and as a researcher on numerous projects, combined with his extensive clinical and student mentoring experience will enable Dr. McGrath to build a strong, client-focused training department at Lantos.
“We are entering a high-growth commercial phase at Lantos,” said Jeffrey Leathe, President and CEO. The addition of these respected leaders in the fields of audiology and medical devices demonstrates not only our commitment to deliver a state-of-the-art medical device to the hearing industry, but also the vast potential and excitement in the market for our 3D Ear Scanning Technology.”
About the AURA™ 3D Ear Scanning System
The Lantos AURA 3D Ear Scanning System captures images and generates a 3D scan of the ear canal using state-of-the-art optics and stitching algorithms in less than one minute. The image can rapidly be transferred electronically in a format applicable to any device manufacturer for the production of hearing aids, ear plugs, ear buds and other custom in ear devices.
About Lantos Technologies, Inc.
Dedicated to providing breakthrough technology for the audiology industry, Lantos Technologies formed in 2009 as an M.I.T. spin out. The Company is backed by leading venture capital groups and driven by a team of expert scientists, entrepreneurs and seasoned business executives. Committed to enabling innovation across a variety of markets – hearing device, consumer audio, industrial/military, hearing protection and communication, Lantos collaborates with industry leaders to provide the benefits of direct digital ear canal scanning to a global population. For more information, please visit, www.lantostechnologies.com.