Clear Catheter Systems Receives Major International Innovation Award for Its PleuraFlow Active Tube Clearance System

Published: Nov 02, 2009

BEND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clear Catheter Systems, a private medical device company pioneering proprietary medical catheter anti-occlusion technologies, has been awarded the 2009 EACTS Techno-College Innovation Award for its PleuraFlow Active Tube Clearance System. The Techno-College Award is a worldwide competition to identify innovations with the potential to change the standard of care in heart and lung surgery. The award was established by the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery to recognize the most important technological breakthrough related to thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. The award was announced at the Annual Techno-College meeting in Vienna, Austria, on October 17, 2009 in front of an audience of leading cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons from around the world.

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