SOURCE: Avery Biomedical Devices, Inc.

Avery Biomedical Devices, Inc.

May 29, 2012 11:47 ET

Avery Biomedical Devices, Inc. Names Dr. Don Headley as Clinical Consultant

COMMACK, NY--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - Avery Biomedical Devices (ABD), manufacturer of the Avery Breathing Pacemaker System, is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Burdett Headley, M.D. as Clinical Consultant.

Dr. Headley is a board-certified otolaryngologist who has over ten years of clinical experience with Avery Breathing Pacemakers. Dr. Headley is currently clinical faculty at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. He has recently been appointed Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Creighton University Medical School in Omaha, NE.

As Clinical Consultant, Dr. Headley will lecture about the indications and latest advances in diaphragm pacing, and be available for clinical discussions regarding potential candidates for the breathing pacemaker.

Dr. Headley states, "I am excited to be joining the team at ABD and helping to develop solutions to some of medicine's challenging problems."

Linda Towler, CEO, states, "We are honored to have Dr. Headley join our team. His experience and expertise will be an invaluable addition to the future growth of ABD."

About Breathing Pacemakers

An Avery Breathing Pacemaker is a surgically implanted phrenic nerve, or diaphragm, stimulator. It provides a far lower cost of care and a much higher quality of life for ventilator dependent patients with quadriplegia, central sleep apnea and diaphragm paralysis.

Avery Breathing Pacemakers are the only diaphragm pacing system to have full premarket approval by the US FDA for adult and pediatric use. By using implanted radiofrequency receivers and external antennas, Avery Breathing Pacemakers do not have percutaneous connectors which can result in chronic infections and ongoing wound management issues for caregivers.

About ABD

Avery Biomedical Devices, Inc. is a privately-held company located on Long Island, New York. It manufactures the Avery Breathing Pacemaker: an implanted phrenic nerve stimulator which is used to free many quadriplegic and central hypoventilation patients from mechanical ventilation.

ABD is ISO-9001 certified, ISO-13485 compliant, and an FDA registered manufacturer of Class III medical devices.

Should you know a patient with quadriplegia, central sleep apnea, diaphragm paralysis or other condition that may benefit from an Avery Breathing Pacemaker, or if you are interested in arranging a conference call or meeting with Dr. Headley please contact us.

Contact Information

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