Events With Family Office Networks

Events for Charles Laverty, CEO

Events

I am very proud to be speaking at two events.  The luncheons are hosted by Family Office Networks.  Hence, I am presenting both presentations regarding how my company, Advanced Bifurcation Systems has created the only stenting technology that will cover all types of bifurcations.

The first engagement is on September 27th at The Barrel Room in San Francisco.  The topic is the Paradigm Shift in Interventional Cardiology.  You can RSVP here.

Likewise, the second engagement is on October 17th at Lucques in West Hollywood.  In turn, the topic for this one is Bifurcation Disease for a Disruptive Technology; How the Mother-Daughter Solution for all bifurcations.   You may RSVP here.

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Dick Cheney With Us At TCT2018

Dick Cheney Joining Us at TCT2018 post by Charles Laverty

Proud to Have Dick Cheney With Us

We are very much looking forward to our exhibit at the tct2018 convention in San Diego.  My company Advanced Bifurcation Systems is proud to have Dick Cheney join us at our booth.

The convention is put on by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.  Located at the San Diego Convention Center on September 21st through the 25th.

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Southern California Investor Conference Presentation

Charles Laverty and other members of the ABS team will present at SoCal Investor Conference on August 23rd

CVD is the Worlds Leading Killer…By Far

Cardiovascular disease is our number one public health challenge and more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. The World Health Organization estimates that 17.7 million people died from CVDs in 2015. This is nearly  third of all global deaths. This includes an estimated 7.4 million deaths from coronary heart disease and 6.7 million from stroke.

Innovation Is the engine for Change and Investors and Entrepreneur provide the Fuel and Spark

Advanced Bifurcation Systems has developed a novel, potentially revolutionary mother-daughter coronary stenting platform that has the potential to reduce the duration of stenting procedures, improve the reliability of bifurcation disease stenting and simplify the procedure for practitioners. So I am presenting at noon this Thursday, August 23rd in at the 2018 Southern California Investor Conference. The conference will be at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. I am expecting up to 300 investors will come and hear about the opportunity.

Analysts report that the coronary stent market is expected to reach $10B in 2025. Bifurcation disease could be about 25% of this market. ABS represents a great opportunity for family office investors who seek to make a real impact on the future of healthcare. So as Family Office Networks Founder Andrew Schneider recently put it, “We believe ABS is poised to capture a significant part of this $2.5B market as the only true and complete bifurcating stent delivery platform in the market.”

I hope you will join us

 

Conference Details

Southern California Investor Conference
12 noon
Thursday, August 23rd
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach
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ABS to Open Global Manufacturing Facility

Livermore, California  Selected As Our First Manufacturing Hub

2018 has been the most exciting year in ABS history. We have opened the door to China, added amazing new talent to our board and executive team, partnered with Family Office Network and reached 48 international patents awarded and pending.

 

Today I am thrilled to announce another major step forward. Advanced Bifurcation Systems® is opening our global manufacturing facility for our mother-daughter coronary stenting platform. We selected a facility in Livermore, California that is located down the street from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in one of America’s most innovative regions.

 

We are in amazing company here. The region encompassing Bay Area and Silicon Valley region is the world’s top center of innovations and has one of the greatest collections of minds found anywhere. Talent is the key to fulfilling our mission and ultimately that was the most important factor in why we selected this area. We will join many other great companies in exporting American innovations from here, around the world. Ultimately, I do expect we will want to secure additional manufacturing outside the US.

 

The new facility will start as our global manufacturing hub for our mother-daughter stenting platform and will play a major role in our upcoming application to the United States Food and Drug Administration. The facility has its own Class 10,000 Cleanrooms which are all being certified to build and assemble the ABS product portfolio.

 

Heart Disease is the world’s top health problem, especially as nations age, economies develop, and diets and lifestyles change. Public and private health systems around the world struggle to provide affordable medical care on the scale needed. To start, the facility will create approximately 35-50 new jobs, but the facility has the capacity to handle very large growth. ABS’ solution is a rare, game changing solution.

 

Earlier this year, experts estimated that the coronary stent market will reach $10B in 2025. Bifurcation disease could be about 25% of this market. I believe that with ABS could capture a significant part of this. I believe that FDA review and market response will show that our platforms will allow more cardiologist to treat more people, more cheaply, more safely and more reliably than the current mix of stents and surgery.

 

See also

https://www.biospace.com/article/releases/charles-laverty-announces-major-expansion-plans-at-advanced-bifurcation-systems/

https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2018-01-25/advanced-bifurcation-systems-appoints-industry-veteran-thomas-o-neill-to-board-of-directors

https://u.wn.com/2017/11/06/Advanced_Bifurcation_Systems_Launches_20_Million_Fundraising

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Event with Family Office Networks and ABS

Family Office Networks event post by Charles Laverty

My company has partnered with Family Office Networks.  We are happy to be a part of their goals.

We are holding an event at Flemings Steakhouse in Newport Beach California on August 21st 2018 from noon until 2pm.  I will be speaking about how ABS’s platform is the only platform that covers all bifurcations.

Please join us, you can RSVP here.

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Economics, Jobs and the Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination

Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court Good for America

 

In recent articles on LinkedIn and on my USA Herald column I expressed my support of President Trumps nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. He’s the right choice for many reasons – not least of which is a record of being an impartial arbiter of the law. Kavanaugh believes the judiciary is meant to interpret the law based on the constitution and precedent. Any attempt by a judge to rewrite the law would dangerously undermine American democracy.

 

Creating a Business Friendly Environment

Small business all over America should be happy with Kavanaugh’s nomination. Over regulation is the consistent enemy of our entrepreneurs and this appointment is another step in President Trump’s approach for dealing with that threat. Choosing a Supreme Court nominee that seeks to remove unnecessary and unlawful regulations is a positive move.

Charles Laverty Op Ed about SCOTUS Nomination
Charles Laverty Op Ed about SCOTUS Nomination

Removal of Barriers for Growth

If there are any doubts about the choice that President Trump has made they should be quickly displaced by a look at Kavanaugh’s record. As a federal appeals court judge for the District of Columbia he ruled against unnecessary regulations on 75 separate occasions. He believes that regulations should not be created to impose barriers to business, but should only be used when necessary to help the American economy and individual Americans.

 

A Man of Conviction

There are many examples of judges that have been afraid to make big decisions that challenge established institutions – even when it’s right to do so. Kavanaugh is not one of those judges. In 2014, he correctly ruled against FDA regulations that had forced a medical device company to remove a product from the market. He recognized that this agency had overstepped its reach. He instead made a ruling based on constitutional principles that supported the growth and expansion of medical innovation – something that is vital to America’s national interests.

 

Deserves American Support

Nominations to the Supreme Court are often controversial for a variety of reasons. This one shouldn’t be. Kavanaugh’s impartial record of ruling based on the constitution and the precedent of previous judgements are unquestioned. In his impressive career he’s clearly established himself as a supporter of traditional American values and the rule of law. Those are principles that both parties should support – Republican and Democrat. There will undoubtedly be opponents of his nomination, but there’s little reason to suspect that his nomination won’t be approved. America’s Supreme Court looks like it’s heading in the right direction once again.

 

Thank you again for reading. I do what to hear your views including issues that you believe make it so you cannot support the nominee. Please also follow and connect with me on Twitter.

Charles Laverty

 

Note: opinions are my own an do not reflect those of ABS, its shareholders, management or employees.

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MY Op-ed: SCOTUS Nomination of Kavanaugh a Victory for Small Business

Charles Laverty Op Ed about SCOTUS Nomination

Why Trump’s Nominee Is a Victory for Small Business

In my USA Herald Column I write about an important issue. What the SCOTUS nomination of Federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh means for small business. Small business is essential for our country, for the economy, for jobs and for our global competitiveness.

In healthcare, small business, like our team at Advanced Bifurcation System, drives innovations that can improve or lengthen lives.

I hope you will read, share and let me know your comments.

Thank you for reading

-Charles Laverty

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5 Top Time Management Tips For Busy Executives

Charles Laverty Time Management Tips for Busy Executives

Time-Saving Tips for Executives

Being an executive can mean a very busy schedule each day. Sometimes it can even mean having every second planned out for you.

Although everyone in a business has the same hours in a day, being at the top can sometimes feel as if your time is way more limited. Thus, time-saving tips and tricks can make the biggest difference in not only your productivity but also the general functioning and flow of your business.

Here are 5 tips to help you save time as an executive:

Tip #1: Plan your day and week ahead of time

Take some time, even if it is only 30 minutes, at the start of the week to plan your schedule. Set clear objectives of what you want to achieve with your time and structure your weekly plan around those objectives.

Tip #2: Avoid Multi-Tasking

While it may seem productive to complete two tasks at once, all the studies have shown that it is not effective or efficient to multi-task. Although you are doing multiple things at once, you are not fully focused on any of them, producing sub-par work.

Tip #3: Set Short Deadlines

Setting deadlines helps you to get things done on time or ahead of time. Try setting extremely short deadlines to improve your time management. When deadlines are shorter, your focus is heightened, and you are able to complete tasks well ahead of time, without wasting too much time.

Tip #4: Delegate Tasks

Being an executive means having a whole team of individuals with their own sets of skills and strengths. Use that to your advantage and delegate tasks whenever you can. If another member of your team can complete a task more efficiently or effectively than you, then pass it on!

This will not only save you time, but it may also mean that more thought and stronger skills are used to complete the task. This leaves your schedule open to complete the most important tasks that require your particular expertise.

Tip #5: Prioritize your to-do list

After planning ahead (see tip #1), you now have a basic idea of what you’ll need to do each day. At the start of the day run through your to-do list and rank each item in terms of importance. Complete the most important items first, leaving the more menial tasks for later in the day that doesn’t necessarily require as much concentration.

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The Best Tips for Putting Together a Great Executive Team

Charles Laverty Tips for Building A Leadership Team

Building an executive team from the ground up can take a lot of work and careful planning. This groundwork is highly important if you want to create a highly efficient and productive team with all the right skills.

 

There is a process that you need to go through first before you start hiring people to be a part of achieving your business goals.

 

Here are 4 simple tips to get you started on selecting the right members for your executive team:

 

Tip #1: Start with clear goals

Knowing what your ultimate goal is before you assemble a team can help you in putting together the right team for the job.

 

You are then able to select candidates based on the skills required to meet your business goals. It’s obvious that having the right skills is vital and you want to make the most out of the skills available to you.

 

Tip #2: Identify the skills you need

This tip goes hand in hand with tip #1, in that you need to know what your goal is and what skills are needed to achieve it.

 

Brainstorm the skills you need and then seek out individuals to be a part of your team based on what skills they can bring to the table. This will also make the hiring or selection process that much easier and more streamlined.

 

Tip #3: Set expectations from the get-go

If everyone knows what the desired outcome is and understands your overall goal, it will be easier for the entire team to work together to achieve that shared goal.

 

Let your team know what they are in for and what is expected of them before they sign on the dotted line. That way, there will be no surprises down the lien because a single team member (or worse, all of your team members) have not been on the same page from the start.

 

Tip #4: Use feedback to your advantage

When you are given feedback on anything, whether it be your leadership style, your management style or the types of tasks you hand out, use it to your advantage. Be proactive with feedback.

 

Listen to your team and implement changes based on their feedback. This is a great way to eliminate problems before they arise. Encourage your team to always provide feedback to continually better your team.

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Heart Technological Innovations

Heart Technological Innovations post by Charles Laverty

Technological Innovations Give Hope in the Fight Against Heart Disease

From apps that diagnose irregular heart rhythms to fitbits with sensors to measure heart rate, a wave of heart technological innovations has appeared as companies cash in on the battle to fight heart disease.

The question always arises of how accurate the results are from a medical point of view.  When it comes to measuring blood pressure and more on devices we use every day, like smartphones, there definitely needs to be more research. For example, readings could be influenced by motion, consistent contact with the skin, etc.

Smartphone Blood Pressure Check

Last year Caltech showed that a smartphone app could accurately measure how much blood the hearts pumps with each beat. In turn, all patients had to do was hold a smartphone camera up to their neck for less than two minutes, and an algorithm in the app analyzed the information. This was found to be as accurate as doing an ultrasound.

Other Heart Technological Innovations

Artificial intelligence is changing the way cardiac disease is being handled because of the way data can be absorbed, processed and analyzed. When it comes to healthcare, this can make all the difference in the way patients are diagnosed and treated.

For instance, cardiologists are able to read and interpret the results of echo studies more quickly and efficiently. Catching heart disease early and treating it efficiently is more possible when using AI.

Our dual catheter system is another technological innovation that I hope will bring about a revolution in the way heart disease is treated. Patients will no longer have to undergo lengthy, complex operations. The interventional cardiologist will be able, and the patient will be out the same day.

At present we seem to be losing the fight against heart disease, but technological innovations could make a difference. They have the potential to change cardiac healthcare for the better by addressing current limitations.

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