Avinger Announces First Patients Enrolled in Post-Market Study Comparing Pantheris OCT Imaging to Intravascular Ultrasound

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avinger, Inc. (Nasdaq:AVGR), a leading developer of innovative treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD), today announced the initiation of the SCAN study, a post-market study comparing optical coherence tomography (OCT) with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) as a diagnostic imaging tool in the […]

Fresenius Medical Care and Humacyte announce strategic global partnership supported by a $150M equity investment

BOSTON, June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, and Humacyte, Inc., a medical research, discovery and development company, today announced a strategic, global partnership and a $150M USD equity investment. This agreement has the potential to make Humacyte’s investigational human acellular vessel, HUMACYL®, available […]

B. Braun to Showcase Its Commitment to Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections with Products and Education at APIC 2018

BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — B. Braun Medical Inc. will feature products that help fight healthcare-associated infections – and will support (through an unrestricted educational grant to Saxe Healthcare Communications) a continuing education (CE) accredited presentation about a new technique that can be used to proactively address […]

Zebra Medical Vision Raises $30M, Unveils the Broadest, Automated AI Based Radiology Chest X-Ray Reader to Date

KIBBUTZ SHEFAYIM, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zebra Medical Vision (, the leading machine and deep learning startup, is announcing today it has raised $30M in C round funding, bringing the total investment in the company to $50M. In addition, the company is unveiling its Textray chest x-ray research ( today, the most comprehensive AI research conducted on […]

FDA Clears Biograph Vision PET/CT System From Siemens Healthineers

MALVERN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Biograph Vision, a new positron emission tomography/computed tomography system from Siemens Healthineers that delivers a new level of precision in PET/CT imaging. The Biograph Vision features new Optiso Ultra Dynamic Range (UDR) Detector Technology, which is based on silicon […]

Initial Clinical Results of Konica Minolta Healthcare’s Dynamic Digital Radiography Presented at ATS 2018 Annual Meeting

WAYNE, N.J., May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., announced that two clinical studies utilizing Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR), the company’s innovative X-ray technology under development, were presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2018 Annual Meeting this week. Dynamic Digital Radiography is a new modality […]

Prospective Clinical Data on the FlowTriever System Confirms Excellent Results in the Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – April 27, 2018 – Inari Medical, Inc., announced today the presentation of results from its FlowTriever Pulmonary Embolectomy (“FLARE”) Clinical Study that evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the FlowTriever Retrieval/Aspiration System for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (“PE”). The results were presented by Thomas Tu, MD, […]

Medtronic Expands Focus on Interventional Oncology with Its U.S. Launch of OptiSphere(TM) Embolization Spheres

DUBLIN – April 17, 2018 – Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced its U.S. launch of OptiSphere(TM) embolization spheres, a resorbable embolic platform designed for embolization of hypervascular tumors. OptiSphere offers patients an alternative treatment option, a resorbable embolic, with comparable results to a permanent embolic.1 Hypervascular tumors can present as […]

APN Health Announces Commercial Release of its Innovative Cardiac Mapping System

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–APN Health, LLC ( announces its Navik 3D mapping system is commercially released and in clinical use. The first clinical case using the technology was performed on March 22nd at St. Luke’s Medical center in Milwaukee. Navik 3D is intended for catheter-based atrial and ventricular mapping using compatible catheters […]

Bluegrass Vascular Welcomes First Reporting Standards For Thoracic Central Vein Obstruction

SAN ANTONIO, April 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bluegrass Vascular Technologies (Bluegrass Vascular), a private medical technology company focused on innovating lifesaving devices and methods for vascular access procedures, today welcomed the publication of the first reporting standards for thoracic central vein obstruction (TCVO) in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). The document is also […]