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InVivo hires Blackington as VP, head of HR

Monday, November 30, 2015

InVivo Therapeutics, a Cambridge, Mass.-based research and clinical-stage biomaterials and biotechnology company with a focus on treatment of spinal cord injuries, has appointed Jay Blackington as vice president, head of human resources.

Blackington most recently was senior vice president, global human resources at the Avid, a global provider of digital media content-creation products and solutions for audio, film, video and broadcast professionals.

Before Avid, Blackington served for nine years as vice president, global human resources at EMC2, a global cloud computing and big data IT provider with 50,000 employees. While at EMC2, he held several leadership positions and most recently provided the HR leadership in establishing eight new global delivery centers of excellence located in India, China, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Ireland and the U.S. Prior to that, he held human resources leadership positions, located both in the U.S. and in Asia Pacific, at global enterprises including State Street, Monsanto, First Data and Honeywell.

“Jay comes to InVivo with over three decades of global human resources experience across a number of industries. His wealth of knowledge and ability to effectively attract, develop and maximize human capital will make him a valuable asset as we progress into the pivotal probable benefit study, commercialization, and beyond,” said Mark Perrin, InVivo’s chief executive officer and chairman.

InVivo Therapeutics was founded in 2005 with proprietary technology co-invented by Robert Langer, Sc.D., professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D., who then was at Boston Children’s Hospital and now is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.

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