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  • Stat News (The Boston Globe) Interviews Ra Medical Systems EVP Melissa Burstein
    Melissa Burstein, EVP at Ra Medical Systems

    More female leaders will help drive innovation in the medtech and biotech industries I’m proud to be the executive vice president of a medical device company I co-founded 16 years ago. I love my industry and the innovative changes it creates that improve people’s lives around the world. And yet Read More...

     

  • FOX News Interviews Endovascular Surgeon Dr. Padidar on DABRA
    DABRA Endovascular Catheter and Excimer Laser for Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment (PAD)

    Known for his success with minimally invasive surgery solutions, endovascular surgeon Dr. Arash Padidar is a big proponent of the DABRA endovascular catheter and excimer laser. His success with DABRA won the attention of FOX 2 News, who interviewed Dr. Padidar. “DABRA vaporizes any plaque [arterial plaque] inside your blood Read More...

     

  • BioSpace Covers Ra Medical Systems’ Appointment of Andrew Jackson as CFO

    The Perfect Fit for Ra Medical Published: Apr 19, 2018 CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RA Medical Systems, Inc., manufacturers of laser-based solutions for the treatment of cardiovascular and dermatological diseases, announced today that the Company has appointed Andrew Jackson as its Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Jackson has over 20 Read More...

     

  • Industry Welcomes Suspension of Device Tax

    HEALTH CARE: Tax Said to Hurt Staffing, R&D Efforts at Cos. San Diego — February 5, 2018 While San Diego’s medtech hub is cheering the recent suspension of a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device makers, a full repeal remains the industry’s ultimate goal. A deal that Congress struck Jan. Read More...

     

  • Healthcare Has Healthy Impact on San Diego Real Estate

    January 29, 2018 Healthcare and related industries continue to exert growing impact on demand for commercial real estate in San Diego County. Among the latest examples is developer Sudberry Properties’ ground-breaking for a second 158,000-square-foot office building at the Scripps Ranch headquarters of client MedImpact Healthcare Systems Inc., a major Read More...

     

  • 24 CEOs and Execs on the Daily Habits That Made Them Successful

    January 19, 2018 Ra Medical Systems’ CEO, Dean Irwin, has been a part of a trending inspirational article. Originally published by Inc., the article quoted 24 CEOs and executives on their daily habits that have contributed to their success. Irwin’s habit of choice is perseverance! The article is now being Read More...

     

  • Following FDA Approval for PAD, Ra Medical Steps Up Hiring

    Carlsbad, Calif.- January 16, 2018, based RA Medical Systems closed out 2017 with the launch of its newly approved peripheral artery disease (PAD) treatment. Ra’s DABRA (Destruction of Arteriosclerotic Blockages by laser Radiation Ablation) system became available to customers in October after receiving a May approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company Read More...

     

  • Medtech Cos. Look to Derail Device Tax

    January 5, 2018 San Diego — Carlsbad’s Ra Medical Systems is among the medtech companies that say the return of a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices sold in the U.S. threatens expansion and hiring plans. Congress failed to deliver on promises to kill the tax, which resumed Jan. 1 Read More...

     

  • Office-Based Cath Labs May be a New Model for Treating Peripheral Artery Disease

    November 24, 2017 As debates about the current state and future of healthcare rage in Congress, the media and healthcare settings across the nation, there appears to be very little common ground upon which stakeholders agree. Yet common aspirations that are shared by most participants include better patient care, better Read More...

     

  • Ra Medical Co-Founder Burstein Touts Innovation, Planning and Caring as Keys to Success for Medtech Execs

    December 1, 2017 This year has been an exciting one for Ra Medical, maker of the DABRA arteriosclerosis laser designed to treat peripheral artery disease. In May, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based company received a nod from the FDA for the DABRA, clearing it for sale in the US – something it had applied for Read More...

     

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  • Stat News (The Boston Globe) Interviews Ra Medical Systems EVP Melissa Burstein
    Melissa Burstein, EVP at Ra Medical Systems

    More female leaders will help drive innovation in the medtech and biotech industries I’m proud to be the executive vice president of a medical device company I co-founded 16 years ago. I love my industry and the innovative changes it creates that improve people’s lives around the world. And yet Read More...

     

  • FOX News Interviews Endovascular Surgeon Dr. Padidar on DABRA
    DABRA Endovascular Catheter and Excimer Laser for Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment (PAD)

    Known for his success with minimally invasive surgery solutions, endovascular surgeon Dr. Arash Padidar is a big proponent of the DABRA endovascular catheter and excimer laser. His success with DABRA won the attention of FOX 2 News, who interviewed Dr. Padidar. “DABRA vaporizes any plaque [arterial plaque] inside your blood Read More...

     

  • Forbes Interviews Ra Medical Systems EVP Melissa Burstein
    Melissa Burstein, EVP at Ra Medical Systems

    Demonstrate Your Innovation To Make The Sale Ra Medical Systems, a medical device company, makes excimer lasers and catheters to treat debilitating dermatological and cardiovascular diseases. It was founded in 2002 by Dean Irwin — an innovator, inventor and serial entrepreneur — and Melissa Burstein — a 27-year-old MBA with Read More...

     

  • Ra Medical CEO Dean Irwin Featured in FierceCEO
    CEO Dean Irwin of Ra Medical Systems and its Radiation Ablation Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease

    Want to be a great CEO? Be a pioneer, a missionary, a zealot and more to move an organization forward CEOs have many skills they deploy to steer their company, but which characteristics and abilities are most important and why? Callouts by other CEOs include leadership, being forward thinking and Read More...

     

  • Ra Medical Systems Appoints Andrew Jackson as Chief Financial Officer
    Chief Financial Officer Andrew Jackson

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – April 19, 2018 – Ra Medical Systems, manufacturers of laser-based solutions for the treatment of cardiovascular and dermatological diseases, announced today that the Company has appointed Andrew Jackson as its Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Jackson has over 20 years of finance experience in life science Read More...

     

  • Ra Medical to Exhibit at OEIS 2018 Annual Meeting
    Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society’s (OEIS) 2018 Annual Meeting

    Ra Medical Systems is exhibiting at the Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society’s (OEIS) 2018 Annual Meeting April 20 - 21 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. Join us for meaningful discussions about our DABRA excimer laser and the treatment of arterial blockages. Meet Ra Medical's executive team, DABRA Read More...

     

  • Primary Symptoms and Causes of Vitiligo Skin Disease
    Vitiligo Patient with Whitish Patches on Hands

    Vitiligo is among the most underdiagnosed and underreported skin diseases. People in the early stages may not realize they have it. Arming yourself with the right information is one of the best things you can do if you think you might have a skin disease. Here are the top vitiligo Read More...

     

  • Saluting Women Everywhere and Their Daily Work Toward a Better Tomorrow
    Financial Equality for Women in the Workplace

    Carlsbad, CA - March 16, 2018 Women make anywhere from 55 to 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. No, those numbers are not from 1880. And it does not refer to an underdeveloped country. These are current U.S.-based numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countless women in far Read More...

     

  • Largest Gathering of Innovative Cardiovascular and Endovascular Leaders and Products
    American College of Cardiology ACC.18 Event

    Carlsbad, CA - March 15, 2018 DABRA™ Manager David Woodruff, Vice President of U.S. Sales Kevin Gertsman, and Clinical Educator Raymond Wong had an amazing time at the American College of Cardiology’s ACC18 event. They met with the med-tech industry’s top cardiologists, endovascular experts, and brilliant leaders of advocacy groups. Read More...

     

  • Executive Vice President, Melissa Burstein, Achieved Success with the Inner C-Suite!

    December 14, 2017 Being an entrepreneur or female executive is not for the faint-hearted. I am both. I am the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Ra Medical Systems, a medical device company that makes lasers and catheters to treat debilitating dermatological diseases, save patients’ limbs from amputation and improve the Read More...

     

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