Perkasie, Pa – April 17, 2012 – Secant Medical®, LLC, the industry leader in custom design, development, and manufacturing of implantable biomedical textiles, has named Peter Gabriele director, emerging technology. Gabriele, nationally recognized for his work in biomedical research and development, will head the company’s activity in building strategic relationships with academia, research institutions, and surgeon groups.

Gabriele brings to Secant Medical 30 years of scientific and industrial innovation and experience in advanced biomedical technologies, including polymers, photo-imaging, fiber optics, and bone adhesives.

"Peter’s breadth of knowledge and experience in biomedical research will further strengthen our leadership in the biomedical textile industry," said Erik Nadeau, Secant Medical’s president. "We look forward to his contributions to our continued success."

Gabriele serves as chief conservation scientist for the U. S. National Library of Medicine, a unit of the National Institutes of Health. He holds master of science degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Technology Management) and Johns Hopkins University (Biochemistry).

About Secant Medical:
Secant Medical®, LLC is the leader in custom-developed biomedical textile structures for medical devices, helping customers meet challenges to bring device solutions to market quickly and effectively. Using constantly evolving advanced metallic and polymeric biomaterials, the company designs the high-performance textile structures that client innovations require in developing the next generation orthopedic, cardiovascular, tissue-engineered and neurological devices, and new general surgery resources. Secant Medical is a business unit of Prodesco, Inc., the leader in the design, development and manufacture of engineered fabric structures for the medical, industrial and aerospace industries since 1943. Prodesco is part of Fenner PLC, a worldwide leader in reinforced polymer engineering headquartered in Yorkshire, England. For more information, contact Joannie Anthony at 215-257-8680 x1199 or [email protected]; or visit

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