Past Investments

ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Align Technology designs, manufactures and markets the Invisalign System, a novel method for treating malocclusion, or the misalignment of teeth.  The System corrects malocclusion using a series of clear, removable appliances that gently move teeth to a desired final position.  Align Technology went public in 2001.


AMIRA MEDICAL, INC.

Amira Medical developed the AtLast integrated blood glucose measurement system that featured painless, convenient alternate site blood collection and glucose measurement. Amira was acquired by Roche Diagnostics in 2001.  


CARDIAC PATHWAYS CORPORATION

Cardiac Pathways Corporation developed minimally invasive, clinically superior systems to diagnose and cure cardiac tachyarrhythmias, a serious medical condition characterized by a rapid heart rate.  The Company went public in 1996 and was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2001.

   

ENTERIC MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Enteric Medical Technologies designs, develops, and plans to market novel minimally invasive implant systems for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).  Enteric Medical was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2002.

 

FOX HOLLOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Fox Hollow Technologies develops, designs and plans to market a novel percutaneous atherectomy    

device for optimal debulking of occluded coronary arteries.    The Company went public in 2001 and was acquired by ev3 in 2007.

  

MEDIVANCE, INC.     

Medivance develops, manufactures and markets the noninvasive Arctic Sun patient temperature management system for hypothermia treatment in neuro applications such as stroke and fever control, and in heart attack and cardiac arrest patients.  

 

NATUS MEDICAL INC.

Natus develops, manufactures and markets proprietary electronic medical instruments and related disposables for the perinatal sector of the hospital equipment market, including obstetrics, neonatology and pediatrics. Natus went public in 2001.

 

OMNICELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

OmniCell Technologies designs, manufactures, markets and services automated point‑of‑use supply stations and software that improves the management and control of supplies in hospitals.   OmniCell went public in 2001.

 

PERCLOSE, INC.

Perclose, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets proprietary suturing devices to close arterial access puncture sites following vascular catheterization procedures.   The Company went public in 1995 and was acquired by Abbott in 1999.


PHORMAX, INC.

Phormax developed low cost computed radiography (CR) instruments based on their patented laser scanning technology.  The Company merged with Alara Medical in the second quarter of 2002.   


PHYSIOMETRIX, INC.

Physiometrix designs, manufactures and markets proprietary diagnosis and monitoring products for the neurophysiology market.   The Company went public in 1996.

 

RITA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.

RITA Medical Systems markets novel, minimally invasive surgical ablation systems for the treatment of solid organ tumors.  RITA’s initial products will target primary and metastatic tumors of the liver and other organs, with newer devices planned for bone cancer.  RITA Medical went public in 2000.

 

SALIENT SURGICAL, INC.

Salient Surgical, formerly TissueLink,  designs, develops and markets disposable surgical products to cut, shrink, and seal tissue using RF energy and saline as a ‘liquid electrode’.   Main applications are in liver cancer and orthopedic procedures.

 

ULTRACISION, INC.

UltraCision designs, develops, manufactures, and markets advanced minimally invasive surgical instruments based on its proprietary core technologies in ultrasound energy and harmonic motion.  The Company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1995.   


VIDAMED, INC.

VidaMed, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets cost-effective and clinically efficacious devices for the treatment of significant urologic conditions.  The Company went public in 1995 and was acquired by Medtronic in 2001.

 

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