Cohera Medical Inc. (Cohera Medical), a US-based medical devices company, has appointed William M. Cotter to the newly created position of vice president of manufacturing. Cotter joins Cohera from Closure Medical Corporation and has over 29 years of manufacturing and operations experience in the medical device, diagnostics, biologics and life science industries.

“Bill brings to Cohera extensive industry knowledge and experience guiding product manufacturing from early-stage R&D through worldwide commercialization,” said Patrick Daly, president and chief executive officer of Cohera Medical. “His experience will be invaluable to our company as we ramp up manufacturing activities in preparation for TissuGlu clinical trials.”

Cotter spent 10 years of tenure as the vice president of operations for Closure Medical Corporation a medical device company, acquired by Johnson & Johnson, which developed the world’s first synthetic topical skin adhesive to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Before to join Closure Medical Corporation, he was vice president of operations with Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur, where he had direct responsibility for all North American manufacturing sites and chaired the worldwide manufacturing committee. Bill is listed as co-inventor on eight US patents and has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.