Sientra Announces Addition of Vice President of Research & Development


SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) (“Sientra" or the “Company"), a medical aesthetics company uniquely focused on plastic surgeons, today announced the appointment of Denise Dajles as Vice President of Research & Development, effective today. In this new role, Ms. Dajles will report to Chief Executive Officer Ron Menezes and lead Sientra’s R&D and medical affairs teams.

"We are pleased to welcome Denise to the Sientra management team," said Ron Menezes, President and CEO of Sientra. "With her considerable technical and international expertise, Denise is well-suited to lead our R&D organization as we pursue our goal to be the leader in bringing transformative treatments and technologies to market that progress the art of plastic surgery. I am confident that Denise will provide the leadership and strategic direction to enable us to advance our development of proprietary innovations that improve how plastic surgeons care for their patients."

Most recently, Ms. Dajles served as Senior Director of Research, Development and Innovation leading the science and technology department at Establishment Labs. In this role, she was responsible for the successful execution of more than ten new product and technology projects, which includes several regulatory approvals for commercialization in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, as well as for leading extensive scientific research. Previously, Ms. Dajles was an advisor, investigator, and Interim Director in the Biomedical Engineering Lab at the University of Costa Rica School of Engineering.

"Sientra’s unrivalled 10-year clinical data, provides an ideal platform to progress the art of plastic surgery that combines innovation with clinically proven safety. I was immediately impressed by Sientra's team, culture, board, and drive towards innovation," said Ms. Dajles. “I am excited to be joining one of the fastest growing medical aesthetics companies. I look forward to working with the R&D team and contributing to the company’s long-term growth."

Ms. Dajles holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis and is expected to receive a Doctorate in Engineering from The George Washington University, Washington DC in 2022. She has co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a named inventor on a number of technologies.

About Sientra
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Sientra is a medical aesthetics company uniquely focused on plastic surgeons. The Company mission is to offer proprietary innovations and unparalleled partnerships that radically advance how plastic surgeons think, work and care for their patients. Sientra has developed a broad portfolio of products with technologically differentiated characteristics, supported by independent laboratory testing and strong clinical trial outcomes. The Company’s Breast Products segment includes its Sientra round and shaped breast implants, the first fifth generation breast implants approved by the FDA for sale in the United States, its ground-breaking Allox2® breast tissue expander with patented dual-port and integral drain technology, and BIOCORNEUM®, the #1 performing, preferred and recommended scar gel of plastic surgeons(*).

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