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TELA Bio Announces Appointment of New Chief Commercial Officer

MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TELA Bio, Inc. (“TELA”) (TELA), a commercial stage medical technology company focused on designing, developing and marketing a new category of tissue reinforcement materials to address unmet needs in soft tissue reconstruction, today announces the appointment of Peter Murphy to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer. In this position, Mr. Murphy will be responsible for the Company’s continued strategic expansion of its commercial operations.

“Peter brings tremendous experience at top healthcare companies to build on our momentum as a commercial organization and bolster our efforts in creating a cohesive commercial organization dedicated to serving the needs of our patients, surgeons and hospital customers,” said Antony Koblish, co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of TELA Bio. “His expertise will be a valuable addition to our leadership team.” 

Mr. Murphy joins TELA with more than 20 years of commercial sales and marketing experience at leading medical device and pharmaceutical companies, including Medtronic Spine & Biologics, Stryker, and Smith Kline Beecham. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales at Pacira Pharmaceuticals, where he led the development, management, expansion and execution of a product sales team in the U.S.

“I’m excited to join the TELA senior leadership team at this exciting and pivotal time, as the Company expands its marketing activities to support the ongoing commercialization of its OviTex and OviTex PRS product lines, bringing new and transformative soft tissue reconstruction options to patients,” said Mr. Murphy.

About TELA Bio, Inc.

TELA Bio, Inc. is a commercial stage medical technology company focused on designing, developing and marketing a new category of tissue reinforcement materials to address unmet needs in soft tissue reconstruction. TELA’s products are designed to improve on shortcomings of existing biologics and minimize long-term exposure to permanent synthetic material. TELA's portfolio is supported by quality, data-driven science and extensive pre-clinical research that has consistently demonstrated advantages over other commercially available products.

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TELA Bio Contact
Stuart Henderson
Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
TELA Bio, Inc.
484-320-2930
shenderson@telabio.com

Investor Contact
Peter Vozzo
Westwicke
443-213-0505
peter.vozzo@westwicke.com