Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has acquired nVision Medical Corporation, a privately-held company focused on women’s health. nVision developed the first and only device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to collect cells from the fallopian tubes, offering a potential platform for earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Recent studies have confirmed that several major types of ovarian cancer appear to originate from the fallopian tubes.
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Surbhi Sarna was 13 and working on a school assignment in her bedroom when she felt a pain in her side so severe she blacked out. It was a complex ovarian cyst, doctors told her. What they couldn’t tell her at first: whether or not it was cancer. (It wasn’t.)
nVision Medical Corp, a clinical-stage, privately-held medical device company, today announced a $12 million Series B financing. The proceeds will be used to support further product development, clinical studies, and regulatory submissions for nVision’s patented micro-catheter technology.