AccuVein AV400 Honored as Top Innovation
Long Island, New York (April 29, 2013) – AccuVein Inc. (accuvein.com), the leader in vein illumination, has been named a 2013 Gold award winner in the internationally renowned Edison Awards™ Competition for its AccuVein AV400. The AccuVein vein illumination device helps healthcare professionals locate veins by displaying a map of the patient’s vasculature directly on the surface of the skin.
“Our judges recognized the AccuVein as an important innovation out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
The Edison awards, one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success, is a program conducted by the non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization Edison Universe, which is dedicated to fostering future innovators.
“We are honored to receive the Gold Edison Award, which embodies AccuVein’s ongoing goal to improve patient care by helping to reduce sticks,” said AccuVein CEO, Ron Goldman. “Our selection as a Gold Edison Award recipient further validates the AccuVein as the vein illumination tool of choice.”
Locating peripheral vasculature is invaluable in many medical procedures that require vein access or avoidance. Accessing a vein for IV starts, blood draw and sclerotherapy procedures, as well as avoiding veins in surgery and cosmetic procedures, are all important applications of the device.
About the Edison Awards The Edison Awards, conducted by Edison Universe, are sponsored by Nielsen, USA Today, Science Channel and Discovery Communications. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name. For more information about the Edison Awards and its lists of winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
About AccuVein Inc. AccuVein Inc. is a leader in medical imaging. AccuVein is the world’s only hand-held, non-contact vein illumination solution. It allows healthcare professionals to see a map of peripheral veins on the skin’s surface with the goal of accessing or avoiding veins. 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. AccuVein devices are in use at more than 2,000 hospitals and available for sale in over 100 countries worldwide. To see a demonstration of AccuVein vein illumination, please visit https://www.accuvein.com.
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