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AngioDynamics Co-Founder Dies

Howard S. Stern dies of brain cancer at the age of 74.
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said its co-founder and former chairman Howard S. Stern died of brain cancer at the age of 74.

The Queensbury, N.Y., medical device company said Stern co-founded AngioDynamics in 1988 as a division of

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. He served as a director until his death and was chairman until February 2004.

"We have lost a remarkable man," said AngioDynamics chief Eamonn Hobbs. "Howard's insight into the possibilities for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease has made a difference in the lives of patients, and in the physicians who treat them. He was instrumental in guiding AngioDynamics from a development-stage company to its present position as a publicly traded leader in innovative products for the PVD marketplace. We will miss Howard dearly and extend our deepest sympathies to his family."