Also Noted

DME provider publishes caregiver guide

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02/10/2014

EL PASO, Texas – BEK Medical’s “Finding Independence at Any Age: A Caregiver’s Guide to Independent Living and an Introduction to Home Medical Equipment,” is now available for download.

Use of Auto-PAP devices expected to soar, study finds

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02/07/2014

LONDON – U.S. shipments of auto-positive airway pressure (Auto-PAP) devices will grow 70% by 2017, according to an IHS Technology report released Feb. 6.

Ottobock names new ambassador

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02/07/2014

MINNEAPOLIS – Keith Gabel, a member of the first-ever U.S. Para Snowboard team and a below-knee amputee, has been named Ottobock Ambassador, the company said Feb. 5.

Abbott plans pediatric tube feeding webinar

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02/07/2014

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – Abbott is offering a Feb. 20 webinar on pediatric tube feeding for HME providers to gain insight to help them improve service to home enteral patients.

Inogen sets IPO terms

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02/06/2014

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen hopes to raise $75 million in its IPO by offering 4.4 million shares—20% insider—at $16 to $18 per share, according to news reports.

Sigvaris provides docs with education tool

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02/06/2014

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Sigvaris has released an iPad app that helps doctors visually explain the circulatory system and potential problems, such as blood clots, spider and varicose veins, swelling and ulcers.

FAA OKs three concentrators for inflight use

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02/06/2014

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given its stamp of approval for three more portable oxygen concentrators to be used on planes.

AxelaCare acquires ARC Infusion

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02/05/2014

LENEXA, Kan. – AxelaCare, a specialty home infusion provider, has acquired Los Angeles-based ARC Infusion, bringing its number of total pharmacies to 15, according to a release.

PE firm invests in van conversion company

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02/05/2014

PHOENIX – Evergreen Pacific Partners, a Seattle-based private equity firm, has purchased a majority stake in Vantage Mobility International (VMI), according to a Feb. 4 news release.

Royal Philips promotes Brent Shafer

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02/05/2014

ANDOVER, Mass. – Brent Shafer has been named CEO of Philips North America.

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