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Sheffield dad takes part in high blood pressure clinical test

Mike Nicholson, aged 58, is one of the first people in the country – and the only one in South Yorkshire – to take part in a clinical trial which involves using ultrasound to treat uncontrolled hypertension.
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‘Exciting Development’ For Britons With Resistant High Blood Pressure

There is new hope for millions of Britons whose high blood pressure does not respond to medication. Researchers at St Barts Hospital are testing a new technique being described as the “most exciting” development in the field.
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Blood Pressure Trial for Birmingham Patients

Four patients in Birmingham with high blood pressure have become the first in the country to try a new ultrasound treatment.
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How ROBOTICS Could Help Cure High Blood Pressure

CLINICAL studies are under way on a revolutionary ultrasound treatment to help those suffering from resistant hypertension.
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Surround Sound Technology Treating High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is to be treated with a new surround sound system which sends ultrasound waves to the kidneys. The technique being trialled at Southampton General Hospital, called renal denervation, uses novel technology known as the Surround Sound Hypertension Therapy System to provide an alternative treatment for patients who have been unable to control the condition using conventional medication.
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Kona Medical Initiates Clinical Trial of Non-Invasive Therapy for Resistant Hypertension

August 27, 2014 – Company Launches WAVE IV Randomized, Sham-Controlled Trial of Kona Surround Sound® System
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Hope for blood-pressure patients, The New Zealand Herald

June 24, 2014 – New Zealand patients with drug-resistant high blood pressure are among a small group internationally to be treated with a promising new technique that involves ultrasound.
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Medical Device Executive Joins Kona Medical As Chief Medical Officer

November 7, 2013 – Omar Dawood, M.D., M.P.H. to lead Global Clinical and Regulatory Affairs for the Kona Surround Sound® Renal Denervation System for Treatment of Hypertension
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Clinical Data Reported for WAVE I and WAVE II Studies of Renal Denervation Therapy for Hypertension at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference

October 29, 2013 – Kona Surround Sound® Technology Utilizes Externally-Delivered Ultrasound to Treat Drug-Resistant Hypertension
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Kona Medical Gets $10M to Take Ultrasound to China

October 21, 2013 – Bellevue, WA-based Kona Medical has raised another $10 million to take its big idea for ultrasound to China.
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Kona Medical Closes $10 Million Financing

October 21, 2013 – Proceeds to Fund China Initiative
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Veteran Ultrasound Executive Joins Kona Medical

August 12, 2013 – Jim Gilmore to Lead Product Development of Kona Surround Sound® Renal Denervation System for Treatment of Hypertension
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Six Month Data Reported for WAVE I Study of Renal Denervation Therapy for Hypertension at EuroPCR Meeting in Paris

May 23, 2013 – Kona Surround Sound® Technology Utilizes Externally-Delivered Ultrasound to Treat Drug-Resistant Hypertension.
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Kona Medical Closes $40 Million Financing

December 4, 2012 – Kona Medical, Inc. today announced it has completed its Series C financing with the addition of $10 million in equity and debt, bringing total proceeds to $40 million. The Series C round included two large-cap strategic investors who joined with prior investors Essex Woodlands, Domain Associates, Morgenthaler Ventures, Western Technology Investments, BioStar Ventures, and individuals in the financing. Silicon Valley Bank provided the debt facility.
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Kona Medical Announces Initiation of WAVE I Study of Renal Denervation Therapy for Hypertension

October 23, 2012 – Kona Medical, Inc. today announced the initiation of the first clinical study of its device therapy for drug-resistant hypertension. The Kona Surround Sound® system utilizes focused ultrasound, delivered from outside the body, to treat the nerves leading to and from the kidney.
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Kona Medical Gets $30M To Zap High Blood Pressure With Ultrasound

May 30, 2012 – Ultrasound waves can be engineered to do all kinds of nifty things, from creating high-resolution images of developing fetuses to non-invasive ways of busting up kidney stones. Now a Seattle-area startup called Kona Medical has raised a load of venture capital to pursue a big dream—ultrasound that could treat millions of people with high blood pressure.
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