Vein Illumination Leader Announces AccuVein AV400

Mon Mar 4, 2013 12:10pm EST

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LONG ISLAND, N.Y., March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AccuVein Inc. today announced the launch of
the AccuVein AV400 vein viewing system, the next generation of the breakthrough AccuVein AV300
vein illumination device. Vein illumination devices from AccuVein help healthcare professionals
locate veins by displaying a map of the patient's vasculature directly on the surface of the skin.
Locating peripheral vasculature is invaluable in many medical procedures that require vein access
or avoidance. 

The AccuVein AV400 is now even more user intuitive, as it can be held in any direction over the
skin's surface and has a very broad viewing range from the surface of patients' skin.  Also the
AV400 can see veins up to 10mm deep, easily detecting large and small veins.  An inverse mode has
been added that further helps to highlight small veins.

"The AV300 demonstrated the safety, efficacy and improved patient satisfaction that vein
illumination provides. In the same handheld form factor, the AV400 is easier to use and provides
dramatically improved vein illumination," said Joe Zott, AccuVein's VP of Engineering.

"This new high performance all digital device will help us extend our reach into non-acute
markets, helping to improve patient care in markets such as physician offices and vascular surgery
centers", said Daniel Delaney, AccuVein's Chief Operating Officer. 

 for IV starts
 and blood draw
 is the most common invasive medical procedure, with 2.7million procedures conducted every day in
the United States alone. Studies show that up to one third of these attempts to access a vein fail
the first time, creating unnecessary patient discomfort, as well as additional costs.  AccuVein
vein illumination has been shown to reduce the need for multiple needle sticks, thereby improving
patient care and the time to access veins.

Sclerotherapy procedures
 also benefit from vein illumination as it helps identify the veins and shows in real time the
sclerosant being injected inside the vein.  The AccuVein device confirms the procedure's efficacy
in eliminating the vein. Vein avoidance in surgery and cosmetic procedures
 is also an important application of the device.

Weighing less than 10 ounces, the hand-held portable device uses point-and-click technology. With
a range of hands-free options, it can quickly switch between a hand-held and hands-free mode,
freeing the practitioner's hands to perform the procedure.

For more information on AccuVein vein illumination please visit
. AccuVein representatives will be demonstrating the AccuVein AV400 at the Association of
PeriOperative Nurses (AORN) Annual Congress, booth #4316, March 4-6, in San Diego, CA and at the
Association of Nurse Executives (AONE) Annual Meeting, Booth # 411, March 20-23, in Denver,

About AccuVein Inc.

AccuVein Inc. is a leader in medical imaging.  AccuVein is the world's only hand-held, non-contact
vein illumination solution.  It allows healthcare professionals to see a map of peripheral veins
on the skin's surface with the goal of accessing or avoiding veins. It is built on AccuVein's
proprietary technology as embodied in its growing patent portfolio that covers a broad range of
imaging and medical diagnostic technologies. AccuVein devices are in use at more than 2,000
hospitals and available for sale in 100 countries worldwide. To see a demonstration of AccuVein
vein illumination, please visit

Heidi Siegel

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