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Gabriele Niederauer, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2012
For the development of novel biomedical devices of significant commercial value.

Bluegrass Vascular Announces Enrollment Of First Patients In U.S. Pivotal Trial

Via Bluegrass Vascular | January 18, 2018

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies, a private medical technology company focused on innovating lifesaving devices and methods for vascular access, today announced the enrollment of its first patients in the SAVE-US (Surfacer® System to Facilitate Access in VEnous Occlusions – United States) pivotal trial. The SAVE-US clinical trial is a pre-market investigational device exempt (IDE) study evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Surfacer® Inside-Out® Access Catheter System to facilitate reliable upper body central venous access suitable for patients with upper body venous occlusions or other conditions that preclude central venous access by conventional methods. Thirty patients will be enrolled at up to 10 centers in the United States with additional centers in Europe.

Initial patient enrollments were performed by Interventional Radiologists Chris Loh, MD, and Mahmood Razavi, MD, at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California and by Eric Peden, MD, a Vascular Surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas… Continue reading.

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