VNUS established UK subsidiary


VNUS Medical Technologies (San Jose, California) has established VNUS Medical Technologies UK Limited, a subsidiary located in Hampshire, UK. The new UK subsidiary will begin sales of VNUS Closure products directly in the UK market beginning on 16 January 2007. Previously, the company’s products were sold in the UK through independent distribution.

VNUS is a proven leader in the minimally-invasive treatment of venous insufficiency, the underlying cause of varicose veins. The VNUS Closure System combines a proprietary radiofrequency (RF) generator with a range of disposable catheters to occlude diseased saphenous, perforator and tributary veins using temperature-controlled RF energy.

For 2007, VNUS has announced the introduction of the new VNUS ClosureFAST catheter, a next generation approach to endovenous ablation. This new catheter typically treats an entire 45cm vein length in just three to five minutes while providing the predictably fast and mild patient recovery that physicians have come to expect from VNUS Closure RF. The new ClosureFAST catheter is fully-compatible with the company’s existing RFGPlus generators after a field software upgrade.

To preview new ClosureFAST please visit VNUS stand 13 at the Vascular Society Meeting Edinburgh, 22-24 November 2006, or contact Michael Branagan-Harris, UK Director of Sales Telephone +44 (0)7885 201444 email or click on or

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