New Zealand neuroscience company Exsurgo has appointed experienced senior engineering executive, Jiva Muthu as Chief Operating Officer.
Muthu joins Exsurgo from Rakon â€“ one of the worldâ€™s largest manufacturers of frequency control products and timing solutions â€“ and has 18 yearsâ€™ experience in the medical devices industry with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Rex Bionics and Dynamic Controls (an Invacare subsidiary at the time). Muthu has held roles across engineering, R&D management, marketing, global product management, quality systems management and regulatory affairs.
Founded in 2015, Exsurgo is developing technologies to support a wide range of neurologically-related treatments and services that leverage an AI-enabled, cloud-based data analytics platform.â€‹
The companyâ€™s immediate focus is on a range of services involving EEG (short for Electroencephalography) Neurofeedback, a long-established, non-invasive, drug-free therapy for a wide range of neurological conditions including chronic pain â€“ a recent UK study has shown very promising results.â€‹
In his new COO role, Muthuâ€™s focus will be on ensuring Exsurgo continues to deliver customer-driven solutions, focussing on operations, Quality Assurance and regulatory compliance through efficient and effective business systems.
Jiva has a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Engineering Studies in Medical Devices and Technologies from Auckland University.