13 Aug 2018

SEPTEMBER ACP COURSES: DEADLINE APPROACHING. REGISTER NOW

    This message from APC: Only A Few Days Left to Save on Regular Registration for the Compression Hands-on Course and Sclerotherapy Course     REGISTER FOR COMPRESSION HANDS-ON COURSE REGISTER FOR SCLEROTHERAPY COURSE   Why should you register early and attend either one of our courses in Baltimore, MD on

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07 Aug 2018

VALUE-BASED CARE SUMMIT: LEARN BEST PRACTICES, GET ADVICE FOR TRANSITING TO VALUE-BASED CARE

The third Annual Value-Based Care Summit, which will feature top executives from leading healthcare organizations sharing best practices and real-world advice for succeeding with the transition to value-based care, will be Oct. 17-19 in Boston.                 The Summit will kick-off with a full-day dedicated to revenue cycle management. Keynote speakers

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01 Aug 2018

GE HEALTHCARE, LANTHEUS BEGIN A PHASE 3 CLINICAL TRIAL OF FLURPIRIDAZ TO TREAT CAD

GE Healthcare and Lantheus Holdings Inc., parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc., have started a second Phase 3 clinical trial of Flurpiridaz 18F (called the AURORA study), an investigational agent being evaluated for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease.1 CAD affects an estimated

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26 Jul 2018

STRADIS HEALTHCARE FACILITY EARNS ISO; 2 EXECS HIRED; WEBSITE REDESIGNED

  Stradis Healthcare, a provider of custom procedure trays and minor kits, has had several big events this summer, including earning ISO 13485:2016 certification for its Waukegan, Ill., facility; hiring two new executives; and overhauling its website, stradishealthcare.com. .               Stradis serves more than 1,500 surgical centers, private practices and purchasing

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26 Jul 2018

VIEWRAY CLEANS HOUSE IN SEARCH OF GROWTH, SHAREHOLDER VALUE

ViewRay Inc., the Oakwood Village-based maker of an MRI-guided radiation therapy system called MRIdian, has named medical device industry veterans Scott Drake as president and CEO, and Shar Matin as COO, effective immediately. Both men had been executives at Spectranetics Corp., a developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive cardiovascular devices,

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16 Jul 2018

STUDY SHOWS RESULTS CHANGING WHITE FAT INTO BROWN FAT FOR EASIER WEIGHT LOSS

Obesity results from excess white fat storage, making it difficult to treat because the effectiveness of diet, exercise, and systemic anti-obesity agents is limited, and in the latter case may cause serious side effects. As a result, researchers are investigating innovative strategies for localized delivery of fat burning compounds via

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08 Jul 2018

NEW VEIN MED CONSULTANTS BOOK TO DEBUT AT CVC ARTERIAL & VENOUS ENDOVASCULAR CONFERENCE JULY 11-13

  “A Guide to Treating Facial Veins,” ‘a “new, one-of-a-kind” book illustrating the safe treatment for all facial veins using anatomical principles, has been published by Ronald Bush, MD, FACS, and Peggy Bush, APRN. The book made its debut at the CVC Arterial & Venous Endovascular Conference at the Radisson

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26 Jun 2018

BRITISH COLUMBIA RESEARCHERS PRODUCE FIRST ANGIOPLASTY-READY SMART STENT

Vascular stents are some of the most commonly implanted medical devices, keeping millions of arteries open to uninterrupted blood flow. Though they tend to work well at first, too many end up being re-stenosed by new deposits of plaque and scar tissue often forms in the vicinity, blocking blood flow

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26 Jun 2018

ACP OPENS REGISTRATION FOR 32NDANNUAL CONGRESS

Early registration for the 32nd Annual Congress Nov.8-11 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville is now open. To register, see http://www.acpcongress.org/application-form-1 . Dr. Stephen Daugherty and the American College of Phlebology (APC) invite all physicians to “Raise your Voice” as the New Horizon at the 32nd

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24 Jun 2018

JUNE VTN REPORT

SURMODICS BUYS EMBOLITECH’S THROMBECTOMY PLATFORM, TECHNOLOGY, ASSETS FOR $5 MILLION Eden Prairie, Minn.-based SurModics has acquired Embolitech’s thrombectomy platform and associated intellectual property in a deal worth $5 million up front, with additional payments based on regulatory milestones. The technology platform acquired May 14 is designed for use in the peripheral

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