Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics Names New CFO
BOSTON and ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 31, 2014 — Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics, formerly Lucid Inc., has named Richard C. Christopher as chief financial officer. He replaces Richard J. Pulsifer.
Christopher served for eight years as CFO of DUSA Pharmaceuticals Inc., overseeing its sale to Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited for $230 million in 2012.
Caliber is the developer of VivaScope, is a disruptive, noninvasive point-of-care platform imaging technology with applications in cosmetics, dermatology, surgery and research. The technology enables physicians to detect cancerous lesions that appear benign, reducing the need for biopsies. The company says such lesions show no malignancy approximately 70 percent of the time.
Christopher holds a master’s degree in accounting from Suffolk University in Boston and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass.
DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Christopher’s previous employer, developed the Levulan Photodynamic Therapy technology platform for the treatment of precancerous skin lesions.
"During my tenure at DUSA Pharmaceuticals, I came to appreciate the specific challenges facing a small publicly traded company developing new technology for the skin cancer market,” Christopher said. “In my new role at Caliber I.D., I intend to work closely with the rest of the management team and apply my insights in an effort to position the company for future growth. I believe the strong value proposition of the VivaScope devices offers a firm foundation for an increasingly robust bottom line."
"Rich Christopher has the ideal background to oversee Caliber I.D.'s future financial growth,” said Caliber CEO L. Michael Hone. “Having been involved with a startup company through its growth stages and eventual sale, he has specific expertise ranging from capital markets to strategic planning, that we, as an emerging company, will benefit from. We look forward to capitalizing on his keen judgment in the months and years to come. We would also like to thank Richard Pulsifer for the tremendous job he has done as CFO, and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
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