Navigation Links
Kenneth Kensey, Inventor of the Angio-Seal(R), Dies at 58

PHILADELPHIA, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenneth R. Kensey, prolific inventor, successful entrepreneur and progressive physician, died July 3rd at Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pennsylvania of brain hemorrhage. Dr. Kensey, co-founder of Kensey-Nash Corporation, is the inventor or co-inventor in more than 130 patent filings with more than 50 patents issued. He was 58.

The inventor of the Angio-Seal(R) artery plug and the Rheolog(R) blood viscometer, Kensey made significant contributions to minimally invasive surgery and was recognized as a pioneer for his theories on the cause of heart disease.

Kensey was born in Everett, PA, the son of Edward I. Kensey and Fay L. Ritchey Kensey. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and received his medical degree from Ohio State University. After a cardiology fellowship at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Kensey entered private practice where he began to see the need for innovations in the device technologies used in medicine.

With John E. Nash, Kensey founded Kensey-Nash Corporation in 1984, where he was responsible for creating numerous new medical technologies including the Angio-Seal(R), the leading femoral artery puncture closure device marketed by St. Jude Medical, as well as the Kensey Catheter for Dynamic Angioplasty. Dr. Kensey's devices are in use worldwide. His inventions have contributed to saving millions of lives.

During his tenure as CEO of Kensey-Nash, Kensey was instrumental in facilitating joint ventures with Baxter Health Care, Johnson & Johnson, American Home Products, Cordis, and Tyco Medical.

In 1998, Kensey left Kensey-Nash to form Rheologics, Inc. (formerly, Visco Technologies, Inc.), where he developed the first in-vivo blood viscometer for use at the bedside in the diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerosis. He served as CEO of Rheologics until 2005 and Chairman until 2009.

Kensey was the author of 17 journal articles, including contributions to the Journal of Invasive Cardiology and the Review of Scientific Instruments. He co-wrote The Origin of Atherosclerosis: What Really Initiates the Inflammatory Process, and The Blood Thinner Cure: A Revolutionary Seven-Step Lifestyle Plan for Stopping Heart Disease and Stroke. He was an invited lecturer at Harvard Medical School, the American College of Cardiology, Stanford University, the Mayo Clinic, UCLA, and the Arizona Heart Institute.

ProMetrics, Inc., based in King of Prussia, PA and formed in 1994, is an active investor in emerging medical technology and service companies. In 2007 ProMetrics invested in SLIM Tech, LLC, a development stage medical device company based on Dr. Kensey's patents for an implantable lymphatic device to remove lipids. Dr. Kensey was directing the research effort for SLIM Tech, LLC.

SOURCE Prometrics
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Siemens Congratulates Kenneth R. Bertka, M.D., Recipient of 2007 AMDIS Award
2. Kenneth A. Sylvia Named as New Publisher of Current Psychiatry
3. Leading Autism Expert Kenneth A. Bock, M.D. Launches National Foundation to Provide Financial Assistance to Children with Autism, Allergies, Asthma and ADHD
4. Dr. Kenneth L. Byrd Joins SteriFx Inc.
5. The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, ASTRO partner to raise awareness of cancer survivorship
6. BioMedical Enterprises, Inc. (BME) Announces the Appointment of Kenneth I. Moch as President and Chief Executive Officer
7. Kenneth L. Reed, M.D. Performs First State of the Art AccuraScope(TM) Procedure in Dallas
8. Collegiate Inventors Competition(R) Announces Winners for 2007
9. Collegiate Inventors Competition announces winners for 2007
10. SmartOps Enterprise Inventory Optimization Software Licensed by Wyeth
11. National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2008 inductees
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... locations throughout Arkansas that offers insurance and financial preparation services, is providing an ... Rock City Rescue organization. , Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating Disorders ... for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration for ... Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual iaedp™ ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which ... evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , ... and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids this ... by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited about ... ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission ... of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... WASHINGTON , Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen ... to advance the use of wearable and home sensors ... brain disorders. Early Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused ... populations, will provide an affordable analytical system to record ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium , ... File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected ... programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European ... platform to increase transparency to enable greater collaboration ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... the medical device industry is in an odd place. ... the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales passed ... want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: