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COVID-19 Infects Patient & Practitioner Demands, Unsettling the Future of Hospital Operations

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the healthcare industry in the United States was in the midst of an intense refocusing on patient-centered care. This evolution was defined by a number of innovations, policies, and even federal reimbursement programs that prioritized emphasis on and impact to the patient experience. It led to changes in everything from the quality of hospital food, valet parking, and room amenities to fundamentally reimagined standards of care for even mundane procedures like blood draws.

July 17th, 2020|

Covid-19 is changing the game for health care companies and investors

Even as the health care industry has stepped up with an unprecedented response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is being undermined by a loss of revenue, splintering of its clinical workforce, and the disintegration of normal as we know it. For health-related entrepreneurs and startups, this means the rules of engagement with their stakeholders, including venture investors, are also changing. The emergence of a new abnormal will depend on several factors.

June 7th, 2020|

Velano Vascular Makes Streamlined Virtual Training Tools Available to U.S. Hospitals to Aid in the COVID-19 Response

Vascular access technology pioneer Velano Vascular this past week made its new streamlined remote training program widely available for hospitals around the nation. Initially developed with existing partners utilizing its PIVO™ needle-free blood draw device in the fight against COVID-19, the platform is now available for additional hospitals and systems in need of streamlined care.

May 27th, 2020|

PIVO Enables Healthcare Practitioners to Obtain Blood Samples without a Needle Stick

Clinical laboratories know full well that patients do not like being stuck by needles. And hospital administrators know that increasing the hospital’s patient-satisfaction scores is important for Medicare hospital accreditation. This is why hospital administrators are devoting more attention—and budget dollars—to products that have the potential to reduce the pain experienced by patients. And patient satisfaction surveys...

April 6th, 2020|

New Technology Leads to Decreased Hemolysis Rates

Laboratories in an increasing number of U. S. hospitals and healthcare systems are seeing significantly lower hemolysis rates in the blood specimens their staff are collecting with new technology designed for drawing blood with a single-use, sterile device that advances into the vein through a peripheral IV (PIV). The technology, PIVO (Velano Vascular, San Francisco, California), is a needle-free blood collection device that attaches to a PIV and is used as an alternative to venipunctures...

March 31st, 2020|

S.F.-based startup raises $25M to expand blood collection technologies

San Francisco medical device company Velano Vascular closed a $25 million second round of financing, bringing its total overall to $50 million. The new capital will go toward expanding its needle-less blood draw device and to developing new technologies. CEO Eric Stone would not reveal what these new technologies will entail but said they will fall within the company’s mission of reducing the costs and risk of infections associated with blood draws.

December 20th, 2019|

Velano raises $15M to go beyond non-invasive blood tests

For most of us, getting blood drawn is an unpleasant, but necessary, part of life. For others, though, it's extremely risky, if not impossible. Those people have what is known as difficult venous access (DVA), and they can include children, people witjh chronic illnesses, the elderly and people with diabetes, among others. Velano Vascular is a company that has developed a way to draw blood in the hospital that isn't invasive; rather than using a needle, Velano's technology, called PIVO, allows practitioners to use the peripheral IV...

December 17th, 2019|

Velano Vascular reels in $25M to keep building blood-draw business

Velano Vascular has closed on $25 million in funding that will help the company advance its goal of transforming how blood is drawn from hospital patients. The company’s chief product is called the PIVO. The FDA-approved device allows providers to draw blood through an already-inserted catheter rather than use a fresh needle.

December 17th, 2019|
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