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Aria CV, Inc.

Aria is developing the first implantable medical device for treating Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), a deadly disease that strikes in the prime of life. In patients with PH, high blood pressure in the lungs increases the workload on the heart and greatly limits physical activity, resulting eventually in right heart failure and death. Aria’s device reduces workload on the heart and is expected to improve both quality and duration of life.


Autonomix, Inc.

Autonomix is developing technologies and catheter devices to locate and record neural signaling patterns coupled to individual organs.  The Company’s initial applications are for high resolution low noise cardiac electrophysiology mapping, and detecting and quantifying neural activity in the renal arteries - a potentially important aspect of renal denervation therapy (RDN). 


Cagent Vascular, LLC

Cagent is developing novel interventional devices for the treatment of peripheral artery disease featuring their serrated angioplasty balloon technology, which allows for controlled lower pressure dilatation of vessels with calcifications. This approach could also improve vessel wall uptake of therapeutics in post dilatation treatment with drug coated balloons. 


Companion Medical, Inc.

Companion Medical has developed and markets the first FDA-cleared smart insulin pen. InPen is intelligent. convenient and reusable; keeping track of dose data and providing insulin dose recommendations. InPen automatically records insulin doses, tracks active insulin, recommends mealtime and correction doses, and shares therapy data with your doctor or caregiver, and much more. 

Companion was acquired by Medtronic in August 2020.


DeVoro Medical, Inc.

DeVoro Medical is developing novel peripheral thrombectomy devices that can safely and rapidly remove all types of clot without suction or loss of blood.  The Company is developing a family of devices for both arterial and venous thrombectomy procedures.


Marblehead Medical LLC

Marblehead Medical is developing a device to optimize the efficacy of mechanical thrombectomy in interventional neurovascular procedures. Marblehead’s BOSS device will feature improved support for distal access devices, improved suction efficiency, diminished risk of emboli, and increased luminal diameter to accommodate modern distal access catheters. 

 

NeoCis Inc.

NeoCis has developed the YOMI small profile robotic guidance system for the dental implant market, enabling implant specialists to place implants easily and precisely, which improves financial results and patient outcomes. The NeoCis system has numerous advantages over conventional surgery, which covers the majority of currently placed implants, and over drill guides, which are currently the best way to guarantee accuracy for complicated cases but which are less accurate and take days to prepare.  NeoCis received FDA approval for their YOMI robot in 2017.


Neptune Medical, Inc.

Neptune Medical is developing novel gastroenterology technologies and products to assist in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the small intestine.   The Company has developed three separate product concepts to assist in navigation, guidance and imaging.


NeuroSave, Inc.

NeuroSave is developing a therapeutic hypothermia system to locally cool the brain via esophageal lavage with cold saline.   Their device can cool rapidly and deeply, providing potential clinical benefits for stroke, cardiac arrest and cardiac surgery patients. 


Palmera Medical, Inc.

Palmera Medical is developing a suite of tools for endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke, particularly large vessel occlusion of the intracranial vessels. Endovascular techniques for the treatment of stroke have been evolving for more than 20 years, and recent demonstration of the benefit of these therapies has led to a rapid growth in stroke treatments.  Palmera plans to develop several devices that can be used in conjunction to reestablish flow in large vessel occlusion (LVO) of intracranial vessels in the setting of acute ischemic stroke.  


Paradromics Inc.

Paradromics is developing a high bandwidth neural interface that will serve as the basis for next generation neural prosthetics.  Their Neural Input Output Bus (NIOB) will act as a broadband modem for the brain, allowing it to communicate with computers and biomedical devices. This connectivity will improve the quality of life for those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases and severe sensory or movement disorders.


Pulson Inc.

Pulson has developed the CounterPace wearable sensor-based smart feedback system to make aerobic exercise easier, more effective, safer and more fun. Pulson's initial product is designed to immediately and dramatically enhance athletic performance via real-time continuous guidance that enables increases in speed and endurance.  Pulson is also leveraging its technology platform to improve quality of life and health benefits for patients with very limited exercise capacity through modifications to commonly utilized programmable cardiac technologies.


ReLign Corporation

ReLign has developed a novel integrated system for arthroscopic interventions.  Their system includes integrated irrigation and aspiration, RF and plasma ablation, cutting and coagulation, and mechanical debriders and burrs to allow the user to perform complete procedures without tool changes.

ReLign was acquired by Zimmer, Inc. in October 2020.


Respirix, Inc. 

Respirix is developing a novel approach to monitor CHF patients at home. Timely detection and intervention for CHF patients with worsening condition has been shown to dramatically reduce hospitalization and mortality. Respirix’ approach involves using precise analysis of breathe exhalation to monitor cardiogenic oscillations, which may be a more sensitive indication of pulmonary artery compliance.  


RODO Medical Inc.

RODO Medical has developed a unique dental implant retention system based on shape memory metal technology. Current screw or cement retention methods used in implant prosthetic dentistry are technically difficult, time consuming, and have long term complications or difficulties in revision.  The RODO Smileloc system retains the implant prosthesis utilizing medical grade nitinol. The crown can be removed by activating this nitinol component. The delivery or removal process takes minutes without damaging the crown or abutment.


ThrombX Medical, Inc.

ThrombX Medical is a startup developing a next generation stent retriever device for ischemic stroke. The premise is that rapid TICI 3 perfusion needs to be achieved for better outcomes, and current stent retrievers are unable to perform in an optimal manner due to issues with clot capture.    



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