WILMINGTON,Sara Vidmar, a former executive with St. Jude Medical Center and Boston Scientific, is the new executive director for PPD’s Medical Device division.

The group offers clinical trial and post-market services to medical device companies. PPD is a global contract research organization.

Vidmar was director of clinical research in the cardiac surgery division at St. Jude Medical Center in St. Paul, MN. She worked previously as clinical program manager for pre-market devices and drug/device combinations at Boston Scientific.

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