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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 [...]

5 January 5, 2017

How to Draw Blood Without a Needle: Sutter Health to Evaluate PIVO™ System

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 [...]

30 November 30, 2016

The Wall Street Journal Online: Startups Have Ally in Health System Innovation Chiefs

CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICERS FORGE TIES WITH STARTUPS By Brian Gormley | November 30, 2016 Startups striving to land health systems as customers have a new friend: the medical system’s chief innovation officer. Health systems seek technologies to help them improve outcomes, lower costs, and deliver better patient experiences. Thanks to an explosion in medical-related venture [...]

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