10 Apr 2019

Teleflex gets premarket OK for biomechanical MANTA Closure

  Teleflex Inc., a global provider of medical technologies for critical care and surgery, has announced that it received premarket approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the MANTA Vascular Closure Device – the first commercially available biomechanical vascular closure device designed specifically for large bore femoral arterial

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10 Apr 2019

SPRY HEALTH KEEPS TIGHT FOCUS WITH THE LOOP SYSTEM

  The Palo Alto, California-based company has received FDA clearance for a wearable that can remotely monitor patients with chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), allowing the detection of early signs of deterioration before symptoms are noticeable. Spry Health’s tight focus could have significantly beneficial implications for

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10 Apr 2019

SVS JOURNAL: EVT IS THE NEW CASH COW FOR NON-VASCULAR DOCTORS; ETHICAL ISSUES RAISED

A new report suggests that providers who are not traditionally associated with the treatment of venous disease are driving the rapid increase in endovenous therapies. A compound annual growth rate of 15 percent has been observed for minimally-invasive procedures to treat superficial venous reflux over the past decade. In the

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10 Apr 2019

LETHAL PLANS: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care

      By Melissa Bailey and JoNel Aleccia When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat

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09 Apr 2019

 MERZ NORTH AMERICA REGAINS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION OF ASCLERA (POLIDOCANOL) INJECTION

  Merz North America Inc. has regained exclusive distribution of Asclera (polidocanol) Injection in the United States to all healthcare practitioners and phlebologists treating varicose veins, effective April 8. Also effective April 8th, AngioDynamics Inc. is no longer an authorized distributor of Asclera. All healthcare professionals will now be able

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28 Mar 2019

A NEW RF SYSTEM: VENCLOSE 2ND GENERATION RADIOFREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY OUTPERFORMS LEGACY SYSTEM

    By Larry Storer The great medical technology companies of our time start and develop in a variety of ways. Some start with a product or idea and built a market around it. Some start as spinoffs from existing successful companies. But Venclose started by determining the unmet needs

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28 Mar 2019

SIGVARIS CHANGES CORPORATE NAME, LOGO

        SIGVARIS has changed its corporate name from SIGVARIS to SIGVARIS GROUP and has also changed its logo. SIGVARIS has a 150-year history of proven success, according to CEO Mark Bunker. “We are the world leader in medical compression socks and hosiery with a wide assortment of

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28 Mar 2019

Virtual reality immerses physicians in AVLS education offerings

By Ron Seybold The American Vein and Lymphatic Society is launching a new project to use immersive virtual reality (VR) technology for its educational courses. The educational an array of venous medicine techniques. VR has started to make it possible to gain a better view than ever of fundamental and cutting-edge

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28 Mar 2019

FDA evaluating stents, balloons with paclitaxel coating following JAHA evaluation

A December study in The Journal of the American Heart Association by Konstantinos Katsanos, MD, of Rion, Greece, et al, reported a higher risk of death after balloons and stents used to open vessels in the legs were coated with an anti-inflammatory chemo agent called paclitaxel. “Further investigations are urgently

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28 Mar 2019

Judge accepts Medtronic plea settling ev3 case

A federal judge in Boston accepted a plea deal from Medtronic neurovascular subsidiary ev3 in an off-label marketing case, according to court documents released at the end of January. U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith Dein granted the motion, which included the forfeiture of $6 million and an additional $11.9 million in

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