World’s first and only hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device is among standout technology at world’s leading multi-disciplinary conference on the future of health and medicine
Long Island, NY — October 25, 2011 — AccuVein Inc. (accuvein.com), a global leader in medical imaging technology and the creator of the the world’s first and only hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device, announced today that it was selected to be featured at TEDMED (www.tedmed.com), the world’s leading multi-disciplinary conference on the future of health and medicine. The conference will take place in San Diego from October 25-28.
TEDMED attendees will be able to explore and experience the most advanced medical devices and technologies for patient care and physician training in TEDMED’s Innovations Showcase, a new feature at the 2011 edition of the conference. AccuVein’s device will be a featured product at the Showcase.
“TEDMED highlights medical technology at the forefront of the field and we are proud to have our vein illumination device recognized in a distinct group that will help kickoff the inaugural Innovations Showcase for this prestigious conference,” said Ron Goldman, AccuVein CEO. “As the popularity of the device grows so too does the recognition by healthcare providers of the enormous potential of medical imaging applications such as ours as a part of the industry standard of care. Being a part of TEDMED will significantly help that effort.”
AccuVein’s industry-leading and award-winning vein illumination solution is in use at more than 1000 hospitals and available for sale in 88 countries. The device has been shown to improve peripheral vascular access for IV infusion by projecting a safe pattern of light on patient’s skin that reveals the position of underlying veins.
Venipuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure worldwide with an estimated 2.7 million procedures conducted every day in the United States alone. Studies show that up to one third of these attempts to access a vein fail the first time, creating unnecessary patient discomfort as well as additional costs.
The vein illumination device has received high praise from doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, patients and families for its ease of use, saving time and money and for improving patient care. The technology has also received numerous awards and widespread recognition from within the health care sector, including the top “gold” prize in the prestigious MDEA design competition as well as the 2011 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award.
About AccuVein Inc.
AccuVein Inc. is a global leader in medical imaging solutions. Its breakthrough product allows health care professionals to see a map of peripheral veins on the skin’s surface with the goal of improving vascular access procedures including blood draw, IV infusion and blood donation.
The device is the world’s first and only hand-held, non-contact vein illumination solution. It is built on AccuVein’s proprietary technology as embodied in its growing patent portfolio that covers a broad range of imaging and medical diagnostic technologies.
Vein illumination with AccuVein’s breakthrough device is in use at more than 1,000 hospitals and available for sale in 88 countries worldwide. To see a demonstration of vein illumination with AccuVein, please visit accuvein.com.