AccuVein Inc., the global leader in vein visualization technology announced today that Chris Hutchison has joined the company as CEO and President. He has also been named to the company’s Board of Directors. Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the Medical Device industry, both in the U.S. and abroad. He most recently served as President and CEO of Cheetah Medical, which was purchased by Baxter in 2019.
“We are pleased to welcome Chris Hutchison as AccuVein’s CEO,” said Board of Directors member, Hugo Harrod. “Chris is a highly regarded leader in the medical device industry, with a proven track record as a business builder. We’re excited to leverage his experience to help AccuVein reach the next level.”
“The use of vein visualization offers invaluable help to healthcare workers and dramatically improves the patient experience. For that reason, I believe vein visualization represents a huge growth opportunity,” said Mr. Hutchison, “I am looking forward to joining the team at the forefront of using proven, patented technology to make vein visualization the standard of care worldwide.”
Chris joins AccuVein at a time when, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, streamlining vascular access is a more of a priority than ever in the healthcare industry. AccuVein’s device provides a map of the patient’s vascular on the skin’s surface adding visual location to the clinician’s skill set. The AccuVein device has been shown to improve patient outcomes, reduce pain and procedure time while increasing catheter dwell time.
About AccuVein Inc.
AccuVein Inc. is the global leader in vein visualization. AccuVein’s flagship product, the AV500, was released in 2019, making it the latest in vein illumination technology. It is built on proprietary technology as embodied in the company’s growing patent portfolio, which currently consists of over 50 issued patents, covering a broad range of imaging and medical diagnostic technologies. AccuVein has won numerous awards including the prestigious Prism Award for Photonics Innovation. AccuVein is now the standard of care in many facilities around the world. It is in use at more than 5,000 facilities and available for sale in over 130 countries worldwide. To see a demonstration of AccuVein in action, please visit https://www.accuvein.com.