Naples, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2012
Vascular Pathways, Inc., a privately held medical device manufacturer with a revolutionary product for peripheral intravenous access, today announced that the company has appointed Gina Gilbert, BSN, RN as Vice-President Clinical Affairs. Vascular Pathways recently completed a $13.5 million financing from leading venture capital firms CHL Medical Partners, Ascension Health Ventures, MVM Life Sciences, and Arcus Ventures.
Gina Gilbert has over 15 years of experience in the medical device industry bringing a wealth of clinical expertise to the executive team. Most recently Gina Gilbert was the Sr. Director, Clinical Training & Education for Bard Medical, C.R. Bard, Inc. leading the clinical organization for Bard’s catheter stabilization, urological and fecal incontinence product lines. She also played a key role in the initial integration of Bard’s recent $250 million acquisition of Medivance, Inc. Arctic Sun® therapeutic hypothermia device. Gina joined Bard from their acquisition of Venetec International, a venture capital backed manufacturer of the StatLock® IV securement device, which was successfully sold to C.R. Bard in 2006 for $168 million. There she served as Sr. Director, Clinical Resources from 2001-2006 building the clinical organization, conducting over 150 hospital trials creating a standard of care for catheter stabilization. Before joining Venetec, she was a Regional Business Manager/Sr. Manager Training & Education for Cygnus, Inc. makers of the Glucowatch Biographer, later sold to Animas Corp; National Clinical Operations Manager/Regional Account Manager, Managed Care for Disetronic Medical Systems, Inc. insulin pump manufacturer later acquired by Roche Diagnostics; Director Diabetes Disease Management, Coram Prescription Services mail order pharmacy/PBM, division of Coram Healthcare Corporation later established as CuraScript and acquired by Express Scripts; and Director Clinical Services, Diabetes Product Line, corporate Columbia/HCA. She also brings several years of clinical experience in a variety of patient care, clinical education, research and management positions.
“We are very excited to have Gina Gilbert join Vascular Pathways to provide clinical leadership in bringing the AccuCath Intravenous Catheter system to market. We look forward to her guidance in focusing on opportunities to improve outcomes for healthcare providers and patients across the U.S. and internationally.” said Gene Starr., Vascular Pathways’ President and CEO.
“The AccuCath Intravenous Catheter System developed by Dr. Amir Belson, Vascular Pathway’s Founder, and his colleagues offers a unique wire guidance system using trundle tip technology with the potential to improve clinical outcomes through first attempt PIV success and less traumatic vessel entry. We expect this novel approach to lead to reduced complications and extended dwell times. The AccuCath offers a long awaited solution for my nursing colleagues around the country and the millions of patients we serve. I’m honored to be part of the team introducing this revolutionary product.” commented Gina Gilbert, Vascular Pathways, Vice-President Clinical Affairs.
About Vascular Pathways, Inc.
Vascular Pathways is a private medical device company founded in 2005 which is commercializing the AccuCath Intravenous Catheter System, an FDA approved innovative product enabling rapid, safe, and successful IV insertion. For further clinical information about Vascular Pathways or the AccuCath device, please contact Gina Gilbert via e-mail at GGilbert(at)Vascularpathways(dot)com, telephone 407-489-0835 or visit http://www.vascularpathways.com