Navigation Links
InfraReDx Completes $21 Million Equity Financing
Date:10/12/2010

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- InfraReDx, Inc., a medical device company developing intelligent cardiovascular diagnostic imaging technologies, today announced the completion of a $21 million equity financing. This round of investment attracted new institutions as well as existing investors, including Sanderling Ventures. Funds from the financing are being used to support the full commercial launch of the LipiScan™ IVUS Coronary Imaging System, the world's first and only intravascular imaging system that combines and co-registers grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) with InfraReDx's proprietary near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy lipid core plaque (LCP) detection technology.

"We are pleased to provide this novel diagnostic tool for the care of coronary patients. Our existing investors have been very supportive of the effort to develop LipiScan IVUS and the unique capabilities of the system have been instrumental in attracting the support of new investors, as well," said James E. Muller, M.D., founder and chief executive officer of InfraReDx. "The LipiScan IVUS system will enable interventional cardiologists to accurately and rapidly identify the lipid core plaques that complicate stenting and are believed to be the major cause of heart attacks. Our full commercial launch will bring this important and eagerly awaited interventional imaging technology to leading catheterization labs in the U.S. this year. It will be available in Europe in 2011."

The LipiScan IVUS system employs proprietary optical imaging technology to overcome the challenges of heart motion, blood interference, and vascular access to perform NIR spectroscopic analysis of the vessel and produce a chemical map of lipid-core plaque called a Chemogram™. The system provides physicians with a traditional IVUS image that shows plaque location, degree of stenosis and degree of stent expansion. At the same time optical data are recorded that permit identification, and co-localization of lipid core plaques. This innovative multi-modality analysis is accomplished directly in the catheterization laboratory during the coronary intervention via a single catheter pullback procedure. The data are immediately available to the physician to help guide the stenting procedure.

"As a long-term investor in InfraReDx, we are pleased with the Company's progress and are committed to supporting its successful commercial launch of the LipiScan IVUS system," said Robert McNeil, Ph.D., managing director of Sanderling Ventures and co-chairman of the InfraReDx board of directors. "Today, there is a critical need for better cardiac imaging technologies to accurately identify lipid core plaques in order to improve stenting procedural outcomes and, ultimately, to reduce the incidence of heart attacks and other coronary events. With this launch of the LipiScan IVUS system, InfraReDx is making available to cardiologists throughout the U.S. a significant and proven advance in the field of intravascular imaging. We believe that InfraReDx is very well positioned to capture key market share in the intravascular imaging market."  

About InfraReDx, Inc.InfraReDx, Inc. is a privately funded medical device company improving patient care through the development and commercialization of intelligent imaging technologies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. InfraReDx's LipiScan™ IVUS Coronary Imaging System is the first and only available catheter to combine both near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) technologies to both visualize and characterize the intracoronary lipid core plaques (LCP) suspected of causing the majority of heart attacks. Founded in 1998, InfraReDx is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.infraredx.com.  Contacts:Susan Heins (media)

Grant FrazierPure Communications, Inc.

Vice President of Marketing864-286-9597

InfraReDx, Inc.sjheins@purecommunicationsinc.com

781-345-9632gfrazier@infraredx.com
'/>"/>

SOURCE InfraReDx, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. InfraReDxs New LipiScan™ IVUS Coronary Imaging System to be Highlighted at TCT 2010
2. InfraReDxs LipiScan(TM) Coronary Imaging System for Identification of Lipid Core Plaque to be Highlighted at 59th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology
3. InfraReDx to Showcase the LipiScan(TM) Coronary Imaging System at the Cardiovascular Research Foundations (CRF) Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Scientific Meeting
4. First Use in a Patient of The InfraReDx LipiScan(TM) Coronary Imaging System
5. FDA Grants Market Clearance for the LipiScan(TM) Coronary Imaging System Developed by InfraReDx, Inc. - A Novel Spectroscopy System for the Identification of Lipid Core Containing Plaques of Interest in the Coronary Arteries
6. Ocular Therapeutix Completes Proof of Principle Study with Moxifloxacin-Loaded Punctum Plugs
7. Apollo Endosurgery Completes First Clinical Case with Newly-Launched FlexShears™ Endoscopic Scissors
8. Randomized Clinical Trial of OrbusNeichs Genous™ Bio-engineered R stent™ in China Completes Patient Enrollment
9. DiFUSION Technologies Completes Successful Antimicrobial Implant Animal Trial
10. IDEV Technologies Completes $46 Million Preferred Stock Financing With Piper Jaffray and Additional Strategic Investor
11. SAFC® Completes Expansion of High-Potency Fermentation Capabilities at Israel Site
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Diagnostics The World Market for Companion Diagnostics ... diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 VolitionRx ... of Dr. Edward Futcher to the ... effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was also appointed ... Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member of the ... and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in connection with ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys ... blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the patient ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and other difficult to transfect cells, announces ... Medium. The PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System is a complete system ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... skills and infrastructure. Most providers, however, are unsure how to move forward, given ... to define a path forward tailored to an organization’s specific needs. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats, located in Arizona has re-located to 75 ... sites: Cathedral Rock, Airport Mesa, and Boynton Canyon. The new retreat center ... well as the Sedona Rouge, both popular accommodations for SpiritQuest clients. The Medicine ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... An article published June 8 ... between head and neck cancer in individuals with unhealthy oral hygiene habits. The article ... on whether they had gum disease, brushed their teeth on a daily basis, wore ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 23, 2016 , ... SyncDog, Inc. , the leading ... is featured in the current issue of Silicon Review magazine. Silicon ... technology solutions and features them in their magazine. The magazine allows top-level executives ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):