VESTECK, Inc. Expands International Scientific Advisory Board to Meet Global Demand


WEST CHESTER, PA — VESTECK, Inc. announced it is expanding its International Scientific Advisory Board in response to the global demand for the “SUTURE-TIGHT”™ catheter. Professor Dainis Krievins from Latvia, Dr. Bao Bui from Canada, and Professor Ramon Varcoe from Australia have joined the board.

Dr. Bui and Professor Krievins have participated in all 7 successful “SUTURE-TIGHT”™ cases.

Dr. Bui commented, “We have CT images of the patients whose endovascular grafts were secured by “SUTURE-TIGHT”™ ~150 days ago. As we expected, the CT’s show the sutures are in place and the grafts have not leaked or migrated.”

  • Professor Varcoe is the Director of the Vascular Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery UNSW and also hosts the VERVE Symposium in Australia.
  • Professor Krievins, is the Director of the Institute of Research at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia. Dr. Bao Bui, is an Interventional Radiologist specializing in aortic endovascular repair at CHUS Hospital Fleurmont Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Additional participants in these first 7 “SUTURE-TIGHT”™ implant procedures were:

  • Dr. Sean Lyden, Chairman Department of Vascular Surgery Cleveland Clinic, OH.
  • Professor Dai Yamanouchi, Chairman Department of Vascular Surgery Fujita Health University, Japan.
  • Dr. Venkatesh Ramaiah, Chief/Network Director of Complex Vascular Services at Honor Health, AZ.

New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Canada and the USA are represented on the SAB.

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