Dec 18, 2013 Clear Catheter Systems Wins Prestigious International Innovation Award
ANAHEIM,Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clear Catheter Systems, Inc.,announced today it has won the 2013 Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions(ICI) Best Start-Up Innovation Award for its medical device, PleuraFlow®, anovel system that optimally evacuates blood and fluid after surgery to speedrecovery and improve patient outcomes in the ICU during the initial criticalhours after heart surgery.
“Foroptimal outcome all patients require evacuation of blood and fluid from aroundtheir hearts and lungs while recovering from heart surgery”
The honorwas awarded to Dr. Edward Boyle, a surgeon, Chairman of Clear Catheter Systemsand an inventor of the PleuraFlow® device, which prevents chest tube cloggingto minimize the problem of Retained Blood Complications after heart surgery.Clear Catheter Systems plans to expand use of its PleuraFlow® Active ClearanceTechnology® by hospitals and clinicians to improve recovery, implementing aneasy to use bedside system that keeps evacuation devices optimally functioningin the post heart and thoracic surgery recovery period.
“Foroptimal outcome all patients require evacuation of blood and fluid from aroundtheir hearts and lungs while recovering from heart surgery,” said Boyle. “Bloodevacuation can be incomplete in nearly one out of five patients, contributingto significant complications and costs.”
The ICIbrings together thousands of participants from around the world, representingthe healthcare industry, governments, hospitals, venture capital funds,prominent scientists and key opinion leaders in the cardiovascular field. TheICI Innovation Award is the world’s most prestigious award for cardiovascularstart-ups. Finalists were selected in a rigorous peer reviewed process by apanel of judges.
“Weare honored to be recognized by such an important forum of leadingcardiovascular experts. Retained Blood Complications impact outcomes and costhospitals millions of dollars annually. The judges clearly recognized the needfor better technology to improve patient care post operatively. We are proud ofthe work we do and of the ICI Innovation Award,” said Paul Molloy, ChiefExecutive Officer of Clear Catheter Systems.
AboutClear Catheter Systems, Inc.
ClearCatheter Systems is an Anaheim, CA based medical device company developingproprietary active wound evacuation systems to speed recovery, reducecomplications and healthcare costs in patients recovering from surgery. Itslead product is the PleuraFlow® Active Clearance Technology System® forpatients recovering from cardiovascular surgery and is the only regulatoryapproved system for active clearance. Previously the company was awarded theEuropean Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (EACTS) Techno CollegeInnovation award and a Gold Medical Design Excellence Award, (MDEA). ClearCatheter has a pipeline of products, based on its proprietary active clearancetechnology, to facilitate active wound evacuation in other medical marketsegments.
PleuraFlowand Active Clearance Technology are registered trademarks of Clear CatheterSystems, Inc.
For ClearCatheter Systems, Inc.
Kelly Herman, 541-419-8855