• AngioScore (Fremont, California) reported the launch of new longer and larger AngioSculpt PTA scoring balloon catheters for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The new devices have received FDA clearance to market for the dilatation of lesions in the iliac, femoral, ilio-femoral, popliteal, and infra popliteal arteries, and for the treatment of obstructive lesions of native or synthetic arteriovenous dialysis fistulae. The PTA catheter is not labeled for use in the coronary or neuro-vasculature. The new AngioSculpt devices incorporate longer (40 mm) balloons and scoring elements in the larger- diameter (4.0 mm and 5.0 mm) balloons. These new sizes are expected to be particularly useful in treating long and diffuse lesions typically encountered in the treatment of complex PAD. AngioScore makes angioplasty catheters for use in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

• HumanWare (Christchurch, New Zealand) has introduced four new video magnifiers. These products will serve the needs of the growing number of people with low vision — those whose vision cannot be completely corrected even with the most powerful prescription glasses. The new products include SmartView Pocket, a lightweight, hand-held video magnifier which provides up to 9x magnification on its 3.6" LCD screen; SmartView Graduate, which connects to a notebook computer via a USB interface to provide up to 50x magnification on the computer screen; SmartView Nano, which magnifies objects from 5x to 20x, ideal for fine print on pill bottles, ingredients on product labels, or seat numbers on theater tickets; and SmartView Mobile, a portable video magnifier with a 7" screen, providing up to 18x magnification. HumanWare makes assistive technologies for the print-disabled.

• InTouch Technologies, d/b/a/ InTouch Health (Santa Barbara, California) reported the launch of a new product feature, StrokeRespond, to extend the functionality of its Remote Presence robotic technology for stroke experts. Remote Presence (RP-7) systems have already been deployed in stroke networks around the country, with results including improved geographical reach of stroke specialists and more timely delivery of appropriate stroke care. StrokeRespond is an enhancement to the Remote Presence platform and has been designed specifically to support the expert physician's acute stroke management workflow. Remote Presence is a telemedicine technology platform which combines the power of robotics, wireless, and the Internet to enable hospitals and physicians to bring the right care to a patient at the right time. InTouch Technologies specializes in remote presence technology for healthcare providers.