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Argon Medical launches novel innovations for portal vein access procedures

Argon Medical Devices has announced the launch of two portal vein access sets intended for transjugular liver access in diagnostic and interventional procedures.  The Scorpion...

3th Congress CIV WORLD 2016—Challenges and Innovations in Vascular World


Origins of innovations

Overview of the keynote on the origins of innovations by Thomas J. Fogarty

Jon Boyle

Following his 2021–2022 presidency of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (VSGBI), Jon Boyle (Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK) speaks...
Lightning Flash

Penumbra launches Lightning Flash mechanical thrombectomy system

Today, Penumbra announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and launch of its Lightning Flash mechanical thrombectomy system. "Lightning Flash features Penumbra's novel...

Corindus rebrands to Siemens Healthineers Endovascular Robotics

Corindus has been rebranded to Siemens Healthineers Endovascular Robotics and will sit as a dedicated business within the Advanced Therapies area of Siemens Healthineers,...

Swiss parliament votes to accept US FDA-approved medical devices

The Swiss Federal Assembly has voted in favour of accepting medical devices with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) marketing authorisation in Switzerland. A motion...

Penumbra and Asahi Intecc partner to introduce Indigo System to Japan

Penumbra and Asahi Intecc, a Japanese medical device manufacturer, announced that they will collaborate to introduce Penumbra’s Indigo Aspiration System into the Japanese market...

Gore acquires InnAVasc Medical

Gore has announced the acquisition of InnAVasc Medical, a privately held medical technology company focused on advancing care for patients with end-stage renal disease...

Medtronic names Laura Mauri as new chief scientific, medical and regulatory officer

Medtronic has announced that Laura Mauri has been appointed as the company’s chief scientific, medical and regulatory officer. This appointment adds to Mauri's prior responsibilities...

Penumbra announces the European launch of the Indigo system with Lightning 7 and Lightning...

Penumbra has announced that its Indigo aspiration system with Lightning 7 and Lightning 12 have secured CE mark and are now commercially available in...

Corindus relocates Massachusetts headquarters to accommodate company growth

Corindus, a Siemens Healthineers company, announced today the opening of its new headquarters at 275 Grove Street in Newton, USA. Siemens Healthineers relocated the...

Philips integrates cloud-based AI and 3D mapping into its mobile C-arm system series

Royal Philips today announced physicians will now have access to advanced new 3D image guidance capabilities through its image-guided therapy mobile C-arm system—Zenition. The...

Prytime Medical closes US$6 million funding round to support commercialisation growth

Prytime Medical has announced the closing of a US$6 million inside financing round to support commercialisation of its resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the...

CX 2021 Industry Partner On-demand Content

CX 2021 Industry Partner On-demand Content Satellite Symposium: Innovative approaches to address Aortic and Fem-Pop procedural challenges Moderator: Ross Milner, Chicago, United StatesSatellite Symposium: Occlusive Iliac artery pathology:...

MolecuLight announces integration of its i:X fluorescence imaging device with Net Health’s tissue analytics...

MolecuLight has partnered with Tissue Analytics, a Net Health company that provides software for the woundcare industry. The purpose of the partnership is to integrate...

Essity Cutimed Sorbact advanced wound care products receive innovative technology contract from Vizient

Cutimed Sorbact (from Essity) has received a 2021 Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, the largest member-driven, healthcare performance improvement company in the USA.  The contract...

Terumo Aortic announces mid-term results with real-world use of the RelayPlus thoracic stent graft...

Terumo Aortic has announced the midterm results from the RelayPlus thoracic stent graft system post-approval study, revealing low operative mortality and morbidity—supporting its use...

FDA clears Aspire MAX mechanical thrombectomy system

Control Medical Technology has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Aspire MAX 7 – 11F mechanical thrombectomy...

Aroa responds to COVID-19 disruption by opening new US pathway for advanced wound treatment

According to a statement, soft tissue repair company Aroa Biosurgery is stepping up to support clinicians and their patients who are battling to treat...

TCT 2019: System for managing deep vein reflux wins Shark Tank award

Source: CRF At the 2019 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting (25–29 September, San Francisco, USA), InterVene won the TCT-Shark Tank Innovation Competition for its novel endovenous system (BlueLeaf)...
deep vein reflux system wins shark tank award at TCT 2019

TCT 2019: System for managing deep vein reflux wins Shark Tank award

At the 2019 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting (25–29 September, San Francisco, USA), InterVene won the TCT-Shark Tank Innovation Competition for its novel endovenous system (BlueLeaf) for...

Proximo Medical named commercialisation partner for Biotronik’s PVI portfolio in select US markets

According to a press release, Proximo Medical has been announced as the commercial partner for Biotronik's peripheral vascular intervention (PVI) platform in select US markets.  Proximo Medical is...

iWounds Workshop debut at CX 2019

The 2019 Charing Cross Symposium (CX; 15–18 April, London, UK) saw the introduction of a new strand of care with the debut of the...

iWounds Workshop debut at CX 2019

The 2019 Charing Cross Symposium (London, UK) saw the introduction of a new strand of care with the debut of the iWounds Workshop to...

Augmented reality surgical technology unveiled by Philips and Microsoft

At the MWC (25–26 February, Barcelona, Spain), formerly the Mobile World Congress, Philips unveiled a unique mixed reality concept developed in partnership with Microsoft for...

Philips launches Zenition mobile C-arm platform

Philips Zenition, a new mobile C-arm imaging platform from Philips, has launched in the USA, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is being introduced into...

Focus on the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapeutics (SITE)

The International Symposium on Endovascular Therapeutics (SITE) is an annual international symposium based in Barcelona, Spain, with its focus in the Spanish vascular world....

Expanding patient care options with Medtronic

This article is an advertorial by Medtronic. In collaboration with leading clinicians, researchers and scientists worldwide, Medtronic Inc. offers the broadest range of innovative medical...

Tilo Kölbel

Born into a family of medical professionals, Tilo Kölbel was destined to become one himself. He tells Vascular News about his journey to becoming...

Europe braces for harder times in medical device innovation while US FDA eases regulations

Countries in the European Union have long been the first to receive new innovations in medical technology, as the EU’s Medical Device Directive (MDD)...

Sanford Health enters agreement to develop infusion system

Sanford Health and Freudenberg Medical, a global developer and manufacturer for the medical device industry, have entered into a joint research and development agreement...

NHS to fast-track SecurAcath device use

Interrad Medical has announced the selection of their SecurAcath Subcutaneous Catheter Securement Device for the Innovation and Technology Payment programme by the UK National Health Service...

Deployable coating stents delivers drug more uniformly than traditional durable coated stents

CBSET, a not-for-profit preclinical research institute dedicated to translational research, education, and advancement of medical technologies, has announced that its scientists have published data...

Philips to acquire Spectranetics

Royal Philips and The Spectranetics Corporation have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Pursuant to the agreement, Philips will commence a tender offer to acquire all of...

From frontline to ward: Lessons in trauma from the “War on Terror”

Conflict has forever been a catalyst for medical advances. In the 20th century, for example, two World Wars and innumerable smaller civil and interstate...

Obituary: Edward B Diethrich

Edward B Diethrich, an internationally esteemed cardiovascular surgeon, inventor, and philanthropist, succumbed to complications of a brain tumour on 23 February at the age...
Fist Assist device

Promising results with novel external pneumatic device for fistula maturation

Renal failure affects millions of patients worldwide, with many renal failure patients progressing to end-stage renal disease, requiring dialysis treatment. Dialysis options include central...

Veryan Medical receives £13.5m further funding

Veryan Medical has received a further £13.5m of funding in the form of both equity and debt from its existing investors, including Touchstone Innovations,...

Device developments in EVAR: What we learned from the past; what we need for...

The introduction of endovascular grafts for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms represents the major determinant for the endovascular revolution of the last 25 years....

US FDA approves study of Sanford Health Unitary Manifold stent graft system

Sanford Vascular Innovations, a division of Sanford Health, has receive US Food and Drug Administration approval to study the Unitary Manifold stent graft system...

VentureMed announces FDA approval of Flex scoring catheter

VentureMed has announced receipt of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Flex scoring catheter, an endovascular device that precisely and...

First patient treated with Valiant thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft in clinical study

The procedure was performed by Patrick Kelly, Sanford Health, through a physician-sponsored, investigational device exemption, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration

In the spotlight: Atherectomy

The removal of plaque from peripheral arterial lesions is often needed when preparing vessels for adjunct therapies such as drug-coated balloons and drug-eluting stents....

Gore reaches 40 million implant milestone

In conjunction with the company’s 40th anniversary, Gore has announced that it has now sold 40 million devices worldwide. The milestone comes as the...

Intact Vascular’s Tack system first-in-man results published

Early experimental and clinical experience with the Tack endovascular system for lower extremity post-angioplasty dissection suggests a safe and feasible alternative treatment.

Hatch Medical brokers sale of Novotek abdominal aortic aneurysm stent-graft patent portfolio

The undisclosed purchase price for the property portfolio for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms consisted of a combined cash and stock payment.

TVA Medical wins innovation award for minimally invasive haemodialysis access system

The company received the honour for its everlinQ System, a catheter-based technology designed to create haemodialysis access for chronic kidney disease patients in a minimally-invasive procedure.

CustomSeal technology for the Ovation Prime System gets FDA approval

According to TriVascular, the customised sealing technology enables faster procedure times, preserves the aortic neck and provides an optimised seal tailored to each patient's specific anatomy.

Eversion carotid endarterectomy: A technique that matters

By Philip S K Paty Strict attention to technical details is the most important aspect of carotid endarterectomy. The ideal carotid endarterectomy technique should make...

ROADSTER trial studying new path to carotid revascularisation completes patient enrolment

The trial was the first of its kind to study the treatment of carotid artery stenosis by placing a stent via direct access to the common carotid artery in the neck in an entirely new minimally invasive procedure.

Vascular community mourns Roy Greenberg

Roy Kenneth Greenberg, 49, died 7 December 2013 at his home near Cleveland, USA, after a long battle with cancer. The Cleveland Clinic, where Greenberg worked since he completed his training in vascular surgery, said that he will be remembered as an innovator, surgeon, teacher, and mentor.

DSM partners with BiO2 Medical to provide coating for the Angel catheter

The partnership offers a hydrophilic and lubricious coating to enhance ease of placement and reduce access site trauma for the Angel catheter, a central venous access catheter with a permanently attached inferior vena cava filter.

First patient enrolled in Gore Excluder Iliac Branch Study

Endovascular specialists will enrol 60 patients at up to 50 sites during the course of this study. The first patient was treated by Brian Peterson in St Louis, USA.

Hansen Medical and Philips reinforce collaboration in robotic systems for endovascular interventions

Hansen Medical, and Royal Philips have announced that they have reached an important milestone in their long-term collaboration by securing certified compatibility between Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System and Philips' Allura interventional X-ray systems.

3D helical stent data suggest correlation between stented vessel curvature and primary patency

Results from the MIMICS study have shown a 12-month Kaplan Meier estimate of freedom from clinically driven target lesion revascularisation of 91.2% for patients treated with the new BioMimics 3D stent.

Sanofi announces commercial launch of LeGoo at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons meeting

As the first atraumatic intraluminal occlusion gel, LeGoo is injected into a blood vessel and forms a plug that molds to the shape of the vessel, stopping blood flow temporarily.

EverFlex self-expanding peripheral stent with Entrust delivery system receives CE mark approval

The advanced stent delivery system, specifically engineered for optimal control, is designed to allow physicians to consistently place stents in the desired location with accuracy and ease.

Spectranetics strengthens vascular portfolio with purchase of Upstream Peripheral Technologies

The Israeli-based Upstream products were developed to minimise radiation exposure in peripheral procedures and decrease procedure time specifically in retrograde access procedures.

Ross Naylor

Ross Naylor, Professor of Vascular Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, and consultant vascular surgeon, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK, developed his interest...

Founder of Straub Medical passed away

Immanuel Straub, founder of Straub Federnfabrik AG, Straub Kupplungen AG, Straub Holding AG and Straub Medical AG, passed away on Saturday 31 of March 2012 at the age of 82.

Charles McCollum

Charles McCollum, University of Manchester, UK, became consultant and senior lecturer in Surgery at the Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK, in 1983, aged 32....

Endurant receives FDA approval

The device showed no post-implant aneurysm ruptures or aneurysm-related deaths through one year of patient follow-up in the US clinical trial.

Medtronic completes acquisition of Invatec

The acquisition includes affiliated companies Fogazzi, which provides proprietary polymer technology to Invatec; and Krauth Cardio-Vascular, which has grown Invatec's market position in Germany.

Roy Greenberg

From fenestrated grafts, new medical devices and patents, Roy Greenberg, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA, is now also au fait with the Wii and talking...

Medtronic introduces 3D Recon service to enhance endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms

Global partnership with Vital Images leverages advanced visualisation technology to streamline pre-case planning through patient follow-up.

Gore receives CE mark approval for next generation Conformable Gore TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis

The device is available in an expanded portfolio of sizes to meet a broad range of patient needs and was engineered to treat multiple etiologies.

Talent thoracic stent graft launches in Japan

Medical device expands patient access to minimally-invasive treatment for aortic aneurysms

Carotid artery stenting: Does experience matter?

Sumaira MacDonald says that the EVA 3-S trial has demonstrated the world’s first reverse learning curve, and that carotid artery stenting can only get...

New products at CX 31

A range of new products for the treatment of vascular disease will be launched and showcased at the CX Symposium. Aorfix (Lombard), Lifestent (Bard), Viabahn (Gore), IN.PACT (Invatec), and VenaCure EVLT (Angiodynamics) are some of the innovations available in the industry area.

CX Symposium challenges the vascular field

The theme of the 31st Charing Cross International Symposium is "Vascular and Endovascular Controversies Update" and Europe's longest running vascular symposium aims to raise controversial topics so that attendees can challenge the latest evidence and reach a consensus.

Michel Makaroun

Conflict of interests ends in dismissal

Clinic statement confirmed that Yadav lost his position as part of larger refining conflict of interest processes.

ARDMS offers vascular interpretation certification

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Innovation abounds at Charing Cross

Imperial Innovations

The plenary CX Innovation Showcase could be the all time best session

A highlight of the 2006 CX Symposium

Profile: Enrico Ascher

Vascular News - North America talks to Dr Enrico Ascher

Profile: Juan Parodi

Vascular News talks to Juan Parodi

Gore celebrates 30th birthday at Charing Cross

Gore's Medical Products Division will be celebrating their 30th anniversary at this year's Charing Cross Symposium

CX Innovation Showcase – making innovation happen

This year sees the return of the Innovation Showcase, providing an opportunity for leading clinicians and industry professionals to interact over the development of new technologies in the vascular and endovascular device field.

Jon Boyle


Markus Steinbauer


Joseph S Coselli