BioStable Science & Engineering, Inc. announced today it has received FDA market clearance for the HAART 200 Aortic Annuloplasty Device, the first and only annuloplasty device designed specifically for bicuspid aortic valve repair. With FDA clearance of both the HAART 300 and HAART 200 Aortic Annuloplasty Devices, BioStable is now able to offer U.S. surgeons a comprehensive portfolio of aortic valve repair solutions that addresses all forms of aortic valve insufficiency. (Read More)
Nashville, Tennessee-based Satchel Health has picked up another $1.5 million in funding, less than a year after its million-dollar angel round. Existing investor NueCura Partners contributed along with an unnamed group of local investors. This brings the company’s total funding to about $2.5 million. (Read More)
Cerebrotech Medical Systems, an innovative medical device company focused on the development of portable neurotechnology solutions, today reported results from a new study evaluating its proprietary VIPS™ technology for emergency stroke patients. The results of the study, VITAL, which are being presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery in Colorado Springs, CO, demonstrate that Cerebrotech’s non-invasive, visor-like neurological device can identify those patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO) strokes and large hemorrhagic strokes versus those with less urgent strokes, allowing for earlier intervention to prevent further brain damage. (Read More)
A new study describes how a minimally invasive system uses radiofrequency (RF) energy instead of open surgery to create hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs).
The TVA Medical (Austin, TX, USA) everlinQ endoAVF System utilizes two 6Fr magnetic catheters and a RF energy generator to create a consistent, hemodynamic AVF. The flexible magnetic catheters are first inserted into an artery and a vein in the arm. When in close proximity, the rare earth magnets in each catheter attract to each other, pulling the vessels together. After confirming alignment, a small burst of RF through the venous catheter opens an anastomosis between the artery and vein, creating the AVF. The catheters are then removed, leaving no surgical scar. (Read More)
GenomOncology today announced that UC San Francisco (UCSF) is now utilizing the GO Clinical Workbench for rapid analysis and reporting of results from the “UCSF500,” an advanced next-generation sequencing panel used by researchers and physicians at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for precision cancer diagnosis and treatment. (Read More)
TVA Medical, Inc. today announced the online publication of positive results from the Novel Endovascular Access Trial (NEAT) evaluating its everlinQTM endoAVF System. The 12-month data published online in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD), the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, demonstrate the potential benefit of the novel approach to create hemodialysis access as an alternative to traditional open surgery. (Read More)
-BioStable Science & Engineering, Inc. announced today the first commercial uses of the HAART 300 Aortic Annuloplasty Device in the U.S. by doctors at the West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute in Morgantown, West Virginia. Drs. Lawrence Wei, Vinay Badhwar and J. Scott Rankin of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute were the collaborating surgeons for the procedures. The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is the first of a select group of leading U.S. centers expected to participate in the limited launch of the HAART 300 device this year. (Read more)
Preferral, a Nashville-based startup that aims to simplify physician referrals, has named James Aylward as its new CEO.
Preferral is a web-based application for managing and scheduling patient referrals between doctors. Unlike competitor ZocDoc, which allows patients to schedule appointments with specialists online, Preferral connects physicians offices and is not for individuals. (read more)
Telemedicine venture Satchel Health has recruited a former Surgical Development Partners, Symbion and OrthoLink executive to be its new CEO. Founder Ryan Macy has moved into the new role of chief product officer.
Lanson Hyde comes to downtown-based Satchel after more than 12 years at Surgical Development Partners, where he was COO of its hospital division and president of its ambulatory surgery center group. (read more)