America – Time For Us To Work Together

Winning Is Trumping Progress At the Moment

Politics has always been a contact sport. But I argue that we have been able to come together to find common ground to fight an enemy. We did it with World War II (at least after Pearl Harbor), we did it after September 11th. We did it (mostly) during the height of the Cold War. We can do it today if we Row The Boat together.

Different Challenges – Huge Stakes

The culture wars and our leaders have divided us just when we need to come together. Let's learn from coach Fleck on how to Row The Boat
The culture wars and our leaders have divided us just when we need to come together. Let’s learn from coach Fleck on how to Row The Boat

The issues we face are extremely serious. Changing technology and demographics mean huge challenges for jobs and resource contention around the world. As the old order falls apart and we look to the future, we need to understand that gridlock means failure. We have risks to jobs at the same time as a huge shift in aging. Healthcare across the world suffers from spiraling costs that no current system solves. Supporting larger numbers of retirees on programs including Social Security is unsustainable.

Time to Row Together

As Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach PJ Fleck says, we need to row the boat together. What does Fleck say this requires?

  1. You need an Oar – this is the energy that you bring to your cause, relationships, work and life. This is what will move our boat. We need the right energy, and we need to share the same type of energy to move forward together.
  2. Then you need the Boat – this is the sacrifice we must make to move forward. We have to sacrifice to get what we have never had as a country, even if it means sacrificing our opinion.
  3. Finally, we must have a Compass – we need to travel in the right direction as one, and surround ourselves with positivity, rather than negativity.

If we focus on the present and rowing our boat as a country, together, we will ultimately achieve great goals and a better quality of life for all Americans. But how do we do that?

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Advanced Bifurcation ABS Stenting In Huffington Post

Excitement Building for ABS Stenting System

The team has worked very hard to develop the ABS Stenting System and to build a great team of talented people to help bring it to market. It is great to see progress being made on this and seeing it all come together.

Stenting in a coronary artery - the ABS Stenting System we believe will be shown to simplify the process, eliminate gaps and overlap and simplify inserting stents into challenging spots like bifurcations.
Stenting in a coronary artery – the ABS Stenting System we believe will be shown to simplify the process, eliminate gaps and overlap and simplify inserting stents into challenging spots like bifurcations.

Tens of millions of people suffer from coronary problems. And we are a far way off from curing it. But wherever we can give people, a non-surgical alternative then we do  lot of good. Open Heart Surgery is major surgery and is traumatic for patients. Stenting can be a great alternative that is typically out-patient. Articles like this Huffington Post article help us to get the word out that we believe that we have a solution that will address challenging stenting situations, like bifurcations, eliminate overlap and gaps (which reduces the effectiveness of current stenting techniques), and simplifies the proceedure for interventionist cardiologists. We are preparing our application for review by the FDA and are looking forward to that process.

In the meanwhile we are making progress as an organization, presenting at the European Bifurcation Club meeting this month, receiving 44 patents from across the globe (with 11 more in process) and adding great people to our team. It is so exciting and rewarding to see it all starting to come together.

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Thank you Facebook

Great Response on Facebook to Recent Company News

People are hungry for good news about health and medicine. Thank you to everyone on Facebook who responded to my post.  On the announcement and presentation on October 14th of the ABS platform for stenting bifurcation lesions.

I posted a link to a recent Huffington Post article about how we hope that our system will allow more interventionist cardiologists to applying stenting more often.  In turn, with better outcomes and that could reduce the amount of open heart surgery.

We are looking forward to upcoming human trials in Canada and to completing our application to the FDA.


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ABS Platform News Coverage

Media Attention is Growing

The team at Advanced Bifurcation Systems is really excited about recent development there. We recently had some great investor activity, were features in several online articles and a couple of very popular social posts, and chief medical officer and co-founder Mehran Khorsand presented our platform to great responses at the European Bifurcation Club meeting in Portugal.

This Huffington Post article got a lot of attention and a World News article have gotten some response too. I know it is just the beginning of  lot of attention for our team. We are looking forward to sharing a lot of great company updates in the near future.

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Medical Innovation Is Not A Blue or Red State Issue

The Next Instagram May Change the Way You Take Pictures

But The Next Big Medical Innovation Could Save Your Life

Charles Laverty on the critical impact of medical innovatio
Charles Laverty on the critical impact of medical innovation in US competitiveness and public health.

Last week at the European Bifurcation Club meeting in Porto Portugal, ABS co-founder and chief medical officer Dr. Mehran Khorsand presented the ABS bifurcation stenting platform. We met many other dedicated doctor and professionals who are devoting their energy, time and money to creating life-saving and enhancing innovations that will benefit us all. This is why medical innovation is different and deserves to be treated differently.

For all the things that divide us as a nation, medical innovation should stand as a beacon for cooperation. We agree on the problems facing aging population and medical issues that affect too many people like obesity, cancer and heart disease. We agree that Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid are in trouble and that health care costs need to be addressed. Yet from financing to regulatory approval to employment law to tax policy, we miss opportunities to work together.

As mentioned in this article about an earlier post, we need to stop viewing medical innovation and medical innovators as something to be exploited and instead treat them as a critical national asset that benefits each and every one of us, our family and our nation. This is a great place for the Trump Administration and Democratic leaders to work together on an issue that benefits everyone.

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Huffington Post Article Going Viral

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Enthusiastic Reception at the European Bifurcation Club

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Wonderful Sponsors at EBC2017

Happening today and tomorrow

The event today for the European Bifurcation Club 2017 is going well.  The hashtags EBC2017 and #EuropeanBifurcationClub2017 is being used for reference.

We have some great sponsors that are here including us here at Advanced Bifurcation Systems.

GOLD Sponsors

Abbott Vascular

Terumo Interventional Systems


Advanced Bifurcation Systems

SILVER Sponsors

Boston Scientific

Philips Volcano

BRONZE Sponsors




EBC2017 sponsor list by Charles Laverty
EBC2017 sponsor list by Charles Laverty


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Sponsoring the EBC2017 Event

Event Sponsors of the European Bifurcation Club 2017

Advanced Bifurcation Systems is very proud to announce the sponsorship of the European Bifurcation Club 2017 (EBC2017).  The event will hold in detail the advancements in cardiovascular technologies.

Advanced Bifurcation Systems will hold a cocktail event on Friday, the 13th, at 19:45 in the evening. This will conclude the end of this informative day.  The cocktail hour will be held in the BRAGANCA meeting room (level 2) at The Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Dr. Mehran J. Khorsandi, MD, Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Medical Officer of Advanced Bifurcation Systems will be presenting on Saturday, the 14th, in the morning session.


European Bifurcation Club is known in the industry as a referred thinking envelopment in the remedy of coronary bifurcation lesions.  This club also keeps in contact with the medical industry.  Keeping up to date in new developements in concepts, devices and procedures.

One of the main parts of this club is to organize future meetings and events having to do with the bifurcation industry.

Advanced Bifurcation Systems have sponsored many events in the past.  We are really looking forward to this event in Portugal.

This is the fourth EBC meeting.  It will be held in Porto Portugal at the Casa Das Artes hotel.  Event starts Friday, October 13th and Saturday the 14th.  Starting at 12:30 Friday and 8am on Saturday.  There will be coffee breaks throughout.

Great presenters

Many many amazing presentations will be held.  With some very well known industry speakers.  The hotel recommended with special rates is the Crown Plaza Porto.  The accommodations are rated very high and look very welcoming.

The venue Casa Das Artes, translates to the House of Arts.  A beautiful space inside and out.  With welcoming rooms for the presentations.

Join us for this amazing event.  Please make sure you reserve your spot today and join us in this beautiful setting.


Charles Laverty and ABS Sponsoring the EBC2017
Charles Laverty and ABS Sponsoring the EBC2017




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Big ABS Presentation At Bifurcation Club Meeting

From Drive to Overdrive

Building a startup can arguably be one of the most difficult challenges in business. So it is immensely gratifying and invigorating when you start to build momentum and see everyone’s hard work paying off big.

We have so many great things happen right now at ABS that it is hard to know where to start. But from media coverage to investor interest to the announcement of human trials in Canada, the team at Advanced Bifurcation Systems is enjoying seeing so much progress on so many fronts.

Big developments

One of the most exciting developments is that ABS co-founder Dr. Mehran Khorsandi will present the ABS dedicated stenting system at the European Bifurcation Club meeting in Porto, Portugal on Saturday October 14th.

We are also sponsoring a cocktail party the first night of the meeting. The EBC meeting is a meeting of some of the top minds in the field and it will give our team a chance to show off the hard work and our innovative solution.

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