Neovasc Inc. Named Medical Device Company of the Year by LifeSciences British Columbia
Published: Mar 08, 2012
Neovasc CEO Alexei Marko commented, "We are thrilled to be awarded this great honor by our peers and colleagues in the British Columbia life sciences community. This has been a tremendous period for Neovasc, as our Reducer device for the treatment of the debilitating disease refractory angina received CE mark approval in Europe and our biological tissue business has continued to grow. We also are making excellent progress in the development of our Tiara technology for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease, a common and potentially fatal condition. We anticipate continued good progress in 2012 and are pleased to be able to contribute to the continued growth of the life sciences sector in our region."
These awards are presented annually to recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the development of British Columbia's life sciences industry.
"This year's award winners are outstanding," says Don Enns, President of LifeSciences BC. "British Columbia has some great leaders in biotech, and the four individuals and one company selected for these awards are incredible innovators. Our sector is world-class, and these winners represent significant achievements resulting in economic growth for B.C."
About LifeSciences BC
LifeSciences BC is a not-for-profit, non-government industry association that represents and supports the biopharmaceutical, medical device, bioproducts, bioenergy and greater life sciences community of British Columbia through facilitation of partnering and investment, advocacy, education and promotion of our world-class science and industry.
About Neovasc Inc.
Neovasc Inc. is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace. Its products include the Neovasc Reducer for the treatment of refractory angina, the Tiara technology in development for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease and a line of advanced biological tissue products that are used as key components in a variety of third-party medical products, such as vascular surgical patches and transcatheter heart valves. For more information, visit: www.neovasc.com.
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