St. Jude introduces new brand identity

St. Jude Medical (St. Paul, Minnesota) said that its neuromodulation division, formerly Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, has adopted the St. Jude Medical name. The St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division unveiled its new brand identity and showcased its flagship products – including the recently introduced Eon Mini neurostimulator – at the 12th annual North American Neuromodulation Society meeting.

St. Jude Medical, which acquired Advanced Neuromodulation Systems in 2005, makes implantable neuromodulation products with the goal of improving the quality of life for millions of people who suffer from disabling chronic pain and nervous system disorders.

WoundMatrix changes name to Aceos

WoundMatrix (Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania), a provider of digital wound care measurement and outcome tracking software, has launched a new corporate brand and website. On Dec. 1, the company changed its name to Aceos.

"Aligning behind a single name, the Aceos name marks a milestone for this company. It allows us to reaffirm our dedication and commitment to developing the most precise digital measurement and management software for the healthcare industry, while supporting advancements in the healing of chronic wounds around the world," said President/CEO Edward Marcheselli.

Interbody Innovations now called Verticor

Interbody Innovations (Midland, Texas) has changed its name to Verticor. Company President Todd Stanaford said the name change was based on the company evolving into more of a full line of spine solutions for surgeons.

Verticor makes spinal implants for fusion and motion preservation.

Encorium Group receives Nasdaq 10-Q notice

Encorium Group (Wayne, Pennsylvania), a multinational clinical research organization (CRO) conducting studies in more than 30 countries, said it received a letter from Nasdaq on Nov. 21 stating that since it had not yet filed its 10-Q for the quarterly period ended Sept. 30, it was no longer in compliance with the rules for continued listing according to Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(14).

SurgicCount joins patient safety group

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF; Boston) said that SurgiCount Medical (Temecula, California) has joined its corporate council, a forum for healthcare solutions providers to work alongside the foundation, healthcare providers, hospital executives, and patients and their families – all with the unified goal of a safer healthcare system.

"We are both pleased and privileged to enter into an affiliation with NPSF. We share a common goal of creating a safer environment for patients through enhancements in clinical practices," said Bill Adams, CEO of SurgiCount Medical. "SurgiCount has worked diligently with the perioperative, surgical, and administrative communities to demonstrate an evidence-based solution to retained surgical sponges and the resulting impact on patient safety."