Las Vegas PICS great success

Last week (september 5-8th 2018) Nano4Imaging had it’s first big appearance on the US market via participation during PICS, the annual meeting of the pediatric interventional cardiological society.

La Vegas PICS proved to be a breakthrough and gave us the opportunity to welcome a large number of new interested cardiologists and discuss with them the options to do a catheterization procedure in the MRI. In a round table discussion on september 6th a number of clinical opinion leaders and Industrial partners discussed the way forward to get MRI guided diagnostics and interventions going in clinical practice. Prof Ewert (German Heart Centre-Munich) told interventionalist to get out of their “bubble” and talk to the MRI people, while dr Reddy (Dallas Children’s) showed a number of congenital clinical cases done in Dallas under MRI provoking further imagination towards real interventions.

 

 Finally prof Halperin (Johns Hopkins) showed the participants what is already available and possible in other fields such as electrophysiology. On                           site a task-force was defined that will investigate further clinical needs to enable MRI guidance in (pediatric) cardiology. We will return to Vegas in                               december this year for the SCAI fellows program on pediatric cardiology sharing

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OPENMIND-Final workshop- August29th

Our first Horizon2020 project is coming to an end. Openmind enabled a 4 year cooperation between 9 partners from 6 countries to deliver on demand medical devices. Do you want to participate in the final workshop of the consortium, please send us a mail. The workshop starts at 09:30 and is held at the Fraunhofer IPT in Aachen. The workshop will be very interesting for those 1) interested in the new medical device regulatiom, 2) meeting new SME partners active in the medical device manufacturing, and 3) seeing first prototype manufacturing system for on demand production.

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PICS: first steps into US pediatric cardiology

PICS will be focusing on the latest interventional catheter strategies for congenital and structural heart disease in children and adults. Therefore we are eager to exhibit for first time at this annual meeting in September 2018, and look forward to share our product and process know-how on moving your cathlab procedures to the MRI. .

Step by our Booth 124 to meet the team and learn more about our products!

See you in Vegas!!

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Bronze sponsor of AEPC 2018

AEPC 2018 is taking place between May 9th and 11th in Athens. We are proud to be a bronze sponsor of this meeting and are happy to welcome you during our lunch workshop on May 10 th (13:30, Kokkali Hall) on management of hemodynamics in congenital heart diseases using MRI guidance. Speakers will be dr Tzifa (MITERA, Athens), dr Tanase (DHZ Munich) and dr Muturangu (GOSH, London). All speakers have long -standing experience with cathlab procedures in this group, as well as with MRI guided caths, including our new EmeryGlide guidewire. There will also be opportunity to use our products in a real-scale phantom to get a grip on this matter. Apart from this our experts can share with you individual experience about making the transition from Cathlab to MRI for these procedures.

See you in Athens!

 

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CMR2018- interventional MRI is taking off

CMR 2018 was again a major step forward for interventional MRI. CMR 2018 focused on the theme of “Improving Clinical Value by Technical Advances,” emphasizing the goal of both Societies to improve clinical outcomes in cardiovascular disease through innovation. This paved the way for a complete afternoon session with a line-up of speakers showing recent advances in their centers (e.g Dallas Childrens, RFH London, Helios Leipzig) and others (e.g. San Diego, NIH, Munich) pointing at the next indications to do in MRI. After SCMR 2017 in Washington also a live case of interventional MRI was broadcasted into the plenary meeting, this time from Kings College, London by Reza Rezavi.  Notably, many American clinicians were happy that an FDA registered product is now available via Nano4Imaging. It was also clear from the meeting that a lot of our customers have to go through the same cumbersome pathway with hospital authorities, platform suppliers and many others. Nano4Imaging will launch a platform soon to share best practices and connect customers.

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Q4 2017 brings both FDA 510 and renewed CE label

December 15th 2017

Nano4Imaging received (renewed) CE label for its existing and new guidewire (EmeryGlide TM). Within the last quarter we have now obtained both FDA 510 K and CE labels and are eager to move forwards with our clinical and business partners to move more and more cathlab procedures to the MRI suite. We would like to thank our contract manufacturer CMI (Dresden) for their endurance and persistence to get the certifications timely. Please come and see us at the CMR2018 in Barcelona (Jan 31st -Feb 3rd 2018) or at AEPC in Athens (May 10-12th 2018). In the meantime we will also set-up our sales and clinical applications in the USA. It will be an exciting clinical year for Nano4Imaging!!

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Nano4Imaging pitched at BVF Maastricht

It was a fascinating event this week.  The Techtour landing in the Brightlands area with the Benelux Venture Forum and having meetings all over its different locations in Maastricht, Heerlen and Geleen. It gave Nano4Imaging the opportunity to pitch in the Life Sciences session for a group of investors. Pitching on a boat lying on the Meuse river in Maastricht and having great networking opportunities with local and international networks. Our message : strategic partner sought for introduction of our products in the USA.

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FDA special 510K achieved

With a new energy boost we are now starting to prepare our participation at CMR in Barcelona (Jan 2018). FDA has approved the special 510K for our second generation MR compatible guide wire, and we are awaiting CE approval also soon.  Next year you will see us at Barcelona CMR 2018, the world symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension (Nice) and AEPC 2018 in Athens. Let’s roll.

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Next step in CMR guided cardiac procedures

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On september 6th a paper was published by Ratnayka et al in JCMR in which CMR fluoroscopy guided right heart catheterization was shown to be feasible and safein 39 pediatric (12.7 ± 4.7 years) subjects. The group included subjects with previous metallic implants, those requiring continuous vasopressor medication infusions, and those requiring pharmacologic provocation. Children requiring multiple, serial X-Ray cardiac catheterizations may benefit most from radiation sparing. Together with our recently finished PMCF in 25 patients, this  is a next step toward wholly CMR guided diagnostic (right and left heart) cardiac catheterization and future CMR guided cardiac intervention. Read the original paper

 

 

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MedFit meeting Grenoble: eye-opener for the future

On June 28th and 29th 2017, Nano4Imaging participated in the first edition of the MedFit meeting in Grenoble’s (France) Alpexpo.  The set-up was unique in a mix of very lively panel discussions on different angles of medical device development (regulation, collaboration, investment and innovation) and was an inspiring environment and scale to meet with leading experts from corporates, VCs, serial entrepreneurs and start-ups. An inspiring mix of people and topics that deserves further extension on European level, where revitalisation of the classical MedTech meetings is welcome..

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