NEW YORK, June 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PAVmed Inc. (Nasdaq: PAVM, PAVMZ) (the “Company” or “PAVmed”), a highly differentiated, multi-product, commercial-stage medical technology company, today announced the launch of a new subsidiary, digital health company Veris Health Inc. (“Veris”), which acquired Oncodisc Inc. (“Oncodisc”), a digital health company with groundbreaking tools to improve personalized cancer care through remote patient monitoring.
Oncodisc was founded by experienced physician entrepreneurs, James Mitchell, M.D., who joins Veris as its full-time Chief Medical Officer, and Andrew Thoreson, M.D., who will serve as a Veris consultant. Oncodisc’s core technologies include the first intelligent implantable vascular access port with biologic sensors and wireless communication, combined with an oncologist-designed remote digital healthcare platform that provides patients and physicians with new tools to improve outcomes and optimize the delivery of cost-effective care through remote monitoring and data analytics.
“PAVmed is entering the rapidly expanding digital health sector at an exciting time, characterized by high-multiple IPO’s and M&A activity driven by dramatically increased utilization of telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and artificial intelligence, which collectively seek to establish new standards for data-driven optimized care,” said Lishan Aklog, M.D., PAVmed’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This acquisition is consistent with our commitment to identify and seize upon unique and timely opportunities to create value in any sector, as we did three years ago with Lucid in the diagnostics sector. We expect Veris to leverage strong synergies with the robust expanded infrastructure we built to support Lucid during this period.”
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“I warmly welcome Drs. Mitchell and Thoreson to the PAVmed family,” Dr. Aklog added. “They have developed all the necessary elements to create the premier integrated digital healthcare platform for millions of cancer patients and their oncologists, representing an estimated $2 to 3 billion U.S. addressable market opportunity, based on established reimbursement codes and an attractive recurring revenue subscription model. The technology is also applicable to potentially even larger market opportunities in other conditions such as renal failure and heart failure. As with many digital health platforms, we have additional prospects for substantial value-creation through data monetization and biotherapeutic clinical trial support.”