Published October 16, 2007
Volume 15, Number 10

  • Sanarus Medical has entered into a partnership with leading breast care physicians from select centers across the country. The collaboration will increase the awareness and availability of Visica 2, Sanarus’ innovative, non-surgical treatment option for women with benign breast tumors known as fibroadenomas. 

    The Visica 2 System has been available at select sites since April, 2007, and follows on the success of the original Visica Treatment System, which has treated more than 1,500 fibroadenomas. The Visica 2 Treatment System uses liquid nitrogen as the freezing agent, which allows for a more efficient, faster treatment. The procedure can be completed in the physician's office, with most treatment times under 15 minutes.   

    “I am very pleased to be a part of this important program that will offer more options to my patients,” says Andrew Kenler, M.D., a surgeon from Connecticut. “This technology makes cryoablation easier and faster than ever before and not only does that make sense for my practice, it makes the procedure very appealing to my patients.”
  • A number of Hacienda companies were honored in the Pleasanton Weekly’s recent “Best of Pleasanton” balloting. Sport Chalet was voted “Best Place to Buy Athletic Equipment,” Red Smoke Grill won in the “Best Barbecue” category, Sweet Tomatoes won for “Best Vegetarian Cuisine,” and Aura was voted “Best Place for Dancing.” Best of Pleasanton winners were determined by votes from Pleasanton Weekly readers.
  • Hacienda’s Signature Properties plans to build up to 450 condominiums at the Fruitvale Transit Village in Oakland. The developers have submitted preliminary plans to add 92 units to the award-winning mixed-use development, with a potential total of 450 units. Signature was chosen last year and has worked with BART to create preliminary conceptual plans in the interim. The entire planning process is expected to take approximately two years, with groundbreaking scheduled for 2009.
  • AAi was recognized as the 68th largest women-owned business in the Bay Area in the San Francisco Business Times. The rankings were based on the company’s 2006-2007 revenues of nearly $4 million. AAi, a full-service architecture and design firm specializing in interior architectural design, exterior renovation, and tenant planning services for corporate and professional workplaces, moved up 20 places from the previous year’s survey.

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