LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AccuVein Inc. announced today a distribution agreement with PSS. PSS will be the U.S. distributor of AccuVein's portable, non-contact vein illumination system to doctors' offices, surgical centers, vascular surgeons and other healthcare professionals.
Vein illumination from AccuVein displays a map of the vasculature on the patient's skin to locate veins. Venipuncture for IV starts and blood draw is the most common invasive medical procedure, with millions of procedures conducted every day around the world. Studies show that up to one third of these attempts to access a vein fail the first time, creating unnecessary patient discomfort, as well as additional costs.
Sclerotherapy procedures also benefit from vein illumination as it helps identify the veins and shows in real time the sclerosant being injected inside the vein. The AccuVein device confirms the procedure's efficacy in eliminating the vein. Vein avoidance in surgery and cosmetic procedures is also an important application of the device.
"PSS is a trusted leader with extensive reach and we are excited to be working with them to assure that all health care professionals can experience the benefits that vein illumination provides to patients and practitioners," said AccuVein Chief Operating Officer, Daniel Delaney.
"This strategic partnership with AccuVein Inc. demonstrates the commitment of PSS to bring innovative product solutions to physicians and their patients," said Robin Dudasik, Senior Director of PSS Marketing. "We are pleased to further enhance our comprehensive product offerings with a device that does so much to improve patient care."
AccuVein was introduced in 2009 as the first portable, non-contact vein illumination device. It has received high praise from clinicians, patients and families for saving time and money and improving patient care. The technology has also received numerous awards and widespread recognition from within the health care sector, including the top "gold" prize in the prestigious MDEA design competition as well as the 2011 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award.
PSS World Medical, Inc. markets and distributes medical products and services to front-line caregivers throughout the United States. With the largest sales force in the industry, PSS is a leader in the markets it serves, offering innovative approaches to customer service and operational excellence.
About AccuVein Inc.
AccuVein Inc. is a global leader in vein illumination. 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 100 countries worldwide. To see a demonstration of AccuVein vein illumination, please visit http://www.accuvein.com.
Heidi Siegel – Director of Marketing Communications
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