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20 March 20, 2017

Trends in Blood Collection Favor Fewer Phlebotomies, Focus on Patients

By Madeleine Johnson | March 20, 2017 NEW YORK (360Dx) – A vast array of diagnostic tests are run using blood samples, leading to an estimated 350 million needle sticks annually in the US. Although the technology for blood draws has previously remained relatively unchanged for tens, if not hundreds of years, a number of [...]

10 March 10, 2017

Going for blood, S.F. med device company – not Theranos – snags $17 million

By Ron Leuty | San Francisco Business Times | March 10, 2017 A young Bay Area company, promising to make blood draws easier, has snared $17 million in funding from a group of venture capital firms and health care providers. But if Velano Vascular Inc.’s promise of easier blood draws rings similar to that of Theranos Inc., the [...]

7 March 7, 2017

Velano Vascular Nets $17M to Roll Out Needle-Free Blood Draw

By Amirah Al Idrus | March 7, 2017 Velano Vascular raised $17 million in financing, which it will put toward scaling and commercializing its line of vascular access devices. The company scored FDA clearance for its second-generation, needle-free blood draw device last week. Inpatient blood draws are one of the most common invasive medical procedures, [...]

7 March 7, 2017

Velano Vascular Raises $17M for a Needle-Free Blood Draw Device

By Bérénice Magistretti | March 7, 2017 Blood drawing and testing may have been tainted by the Theranos scandal last year, but that hasn’t kept investors from backing Velano Vascular. The San Francisco-based startup, which has developed a needle-free device to draw blood, today announced a new investment of $17 million. This technology could reduce the [...]

7 March 7, 2017

Velano Vascular Raises $17 Million to Advance Standard of Care for Blood Draws

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 7, 2017 –Velano Vascular announced today that it has secured $17 million in financing, which will be used to scale and commercialize a family of vascular access technologies, including the PIVO™ needle-free device that seeks to improve the overall blood draw experience for patients and practitioners. A publicly traded healthcare company [...]

27 February 27, 2017

FDA OKs Velano Vascular’s Next-Gen Needle-Free Blood Draw Device

By Amirah Al Idrus | February 27, 2017 The FDA cleared Velano Vascular’s second iteration of its needle-free blood draw device, which attaches to the peripheral IV line that most hospital patients already have, cutting down on repeated needle sticks that are the norm for blood collection. A peripheral IV, used to deliver fluids, medication or [...]

27 February 27, 2017

Velano Vascular Wins FDA 510(k) for PIVO™ Needle-Free Blood Draw Device

By Fink Densford | February 27, 2017 Velano Vascular said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Pivo needle-free vascular access device designed for drawing blood. The San Francisco, Calif.-based company said its Pivo is a single-use disposable device designed to take blood samples from indwelling peripheral IV lines to reduce the amount of needle [...]

27 February 27, 2017

Velano Receives 3rd FDA 510(k) Clearance for PIVO™ Needle-Free Blood Draw Technology

Next generation design enables hospitals to deliver more compassionate, standardized, patient-centered blood draws SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – February 27, 2017 – Medical device innovator Velano Vascular announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for PIVO™, its innovative needle-free vascular access device that seeks to improve the blood draw experience [...]

10 January 10, 2017

Smashing the Innovation Hierarchy in Healthcare

Written by Kolaleh Eskandanian | January 10, 2017 An Opportunity to Move the Dial on Patient Satisfaction in a Common Procedure Pediatric medicine is more often than not a "calling" --- the result of a personal commitment to reduce suffering in our children. This mission-oriented sense of purpose exists at odds with the economic realities [...]

6 January 6, 2017

Silicon Valley Cash Is Still Chasing Blood Despite Theranos Bust

By Elizabeth Whitman | December 10, 2016 Patients at Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health's hospitals and clinics across Northern California could soon have their blood drawn a little differently. Instead of sticking a patient with a needle, nurses will tap into existing peripheral IV lines using a device called a PIVO. Sutter has begun using the [...]

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