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Medical Device Start-Up News, August 2012

This month we profile CoolSpine and its catheter-based hypothermia device, Inseal Medical and its large-bore vascular closure device, and MitrAssist Medical, which is developing a valve-in-valve approach to treating mitral regurgitation.

Medical Device

Inseal Medical Ltd.

New minimally invasive interventions for structural heart disease use ever larger devices, creating challenges for transfemoral access site management. While the current state of the art is trying to transform surgical practices into interventional ones, Inseal Medical has a large-bore vascular access closure device that works the way interventional cardiologists do.

Medical Device

The Heat is on for First Circle Medical

Many scientists and physicians believe in the healing power of heat, but to date, there have been no major commercial successes in hyperthermia. Hyperthermia companies suffer from the field's checkered past: a wave of commercial hyperthermia flameouts in the 1980's means that many investors won't give hyperthermia companies a second glance. First Circle Medical's challenge is to win over skeptical investors and clinicians as it pursues a new device market for hepatitis C. There it aims to offer a side effect free alternative to drugs for a deadly and prevalent disease with few therapeutic options, or, at the very least, a procedure that will potentially boost the efficacy of drugs. But as the first and only player in a new field, and in light of the prejudice against hyperthermia devices that many share, First Circle has to create a base of rigorous scientific data from scratch; indeed, it has to bear the burden of doing everything right.
Medical Device Platform Technologies

Advanced Bio-Surfaces Inc.

A new medical procedure under development by Advanced Bio-Surfaces Inc. has the potential to restore the damaged cartilage in joints through a minimally-invasive procedure using a flowable polymer which hardens {in situ}.
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