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  2. About Avinger


    Avinger Inc was founded in 2007 by John B. Simpson, Ph.D., M.D., Avinger, Inc. is developing the next generation of catheter-based technologies for the treatment of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease, utilizing our core competencies in medical device catheter engineering and intravascular imaging.  Avinger acquired Sawtooth Laboratories  in 2010.

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    1. The CE Mark approval for Wildcat is a huge step for Avinger and our dedication to helping the millions of afflicted PAD patients worldwide...With the rate of PAD in Europe closely rivaling the U.S., more and more patients are confronted with the threat of amputation and quality-of-life issues resulting from invasive bypass surgery. We are thrilled to be one step closer to our goal of empowering physicians everywhere with the most advanced tools and technologies to perform the least invasive procedures for PAD sufferers around the globe.
      John B. Simpson in Avinger Receives CE Mark Approval for Its Wildcat Catheter for the Treatment of Peripheral Artery Chronic Total Occlusions and Will Present Results from Its Connect Study at EuroPCR Conference May 17-19
    2. Ocelot CE Mark is a long anticipated milestone for Avinger and a much larger milestone for me professionally. I’ve been working on uniting intravascular guidance with therapeutic products for 30 years and I’m humbled that we’ve been able to achieve this at Avinger... This speaks volumes about our team at Avinger and their dedication to patient care. Ocelot CE Mark is a pivotal step that allows us to immediately help more patients suffering from PAD.”
      John B. Simpson in Avinger Receives CE Mark Approval for Its Ocelot Catheter That Incorporates Real-Time Intravascular Guidance Using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
    3. This is a major milestone for Avinger and a true testament to the perseverance of all our employees and investors. Many people said we couldn't do it...Ocelot and CONNECT II is our first step toward incorporating intravascular imaging into therapeutic catheters. We truly believe this will revolutionize the treatment of vascular disease and amputation prevention.
      John B. Simpson in Avinger Enrolls First European PAD Patient in CONNECT II Global Clinical Trial