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Medtech Startups: GT Technologies, Rubix LS, NuVera Medical, & more

Posted by Life Science Intelligence on Nov 30, 2020 8:34:36 AM

LSI's Medtech Startup Tracker is focused exclusively on covering the privately-held innovators changing the medical device landscape.  

GT Medical Technologies closes Series B funding round

The round, funded by MVM Life Science Partners and two other investors, raised $16M to support the commercialization of the company’s FDA-cleared GammaTile Therapy. GT Medical’s GammaTile therapy is placed directly at the location of a brain tumor’s post-surgical excision to irradiate residual tumor cells and prevent tumor cell replication and recurrence. With the completion of this recent fundraising round, the company has raised approximately $29M. Accuray, Elekta, and Varian are some of the key strategics in the market for targeted radiation therapy.

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Medtech Startups: Subtle Medical, Common Sensing, Medable, & more

Posted by Life Science Intelligence on Nov 23, 2020 10:06:22 AM

LSI's Medtech Startup Tracker is focused exclusively on covering the privately-held innovators changing the medical device landscape.  

Subtle Medical raises $12.2M in Series A round

Subtle Medical develop solutions to improve medical imaging using artificial intelligence. The company’s proprietary algorithms are currently being applied to the FDA-cleared SubtlePET for AI-analysis of PET images and SubtleMR platform for the analysis MRI images. Competitors in the AI medical image analysis market include Arterys, Behold.ai, and Zebra Medical Vision.

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Medtech Startups: Occuity, Path EX, EKO, StartBox, & more

Posted by Life Science Intelligence on Nov 16, 2020 7:55:33 AM

LSI's Medtech Startup Tracker is focused exclusively on covering the privately-held innovators changing the medical device landscape.  

Occuity is developing non-contact diagnostic devices for disease screening and monitoring

The company’s intellectual property is being used to develop handheld pachymeters, keratometers, and pupillometers for use in human and veterinary optometry. According to Occuity, the device will be released in 2021. In October 2020, the company raised $1.3M in a Seed round. Alcon, Carl Zeiss, and Nidek are key strategics currently competing in the ophthalmology market.

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Topics: Startup, Strategics, Medtech, Medtech Venture Capital, Medtech Innovation Weekly Update

Medtech Startups: Neuros Medical, Robocath, Koa Health, & more

Posted by Life Science Intelligence on Nov 9, 2020 8:21:56 AM

LSI's Medtech Startup Tracker is focused exclusively on covering the privately-held innovators changing the medical device landscape.  

Neuros Medical is raising $42.8M in equity

Currently the company has completed the sale of $37M in equity from 24 investors. Neuros Medical is a developer of proprietary neuromodulation technology for the treatment of chronic pain. Neuros’ Altius System uses an implantable generator to deliver electrical signals in the peripheral nervous system to block pain signals. Major competitors in the neuromodulation market include Abbott, Boston Scientific, and LivaNova.

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Medtech Startups: Venari Medical, Companion Medical, InnoVein, & more

Posted by Life Science Intelligence on Nov 3, 2020 7:37:36 AM

LSI's Medtech Startup Tracker is focused exclusively on covering the privately-held innovators changing the medical device landscape.  

Venari Medical completes $5.3M Seed round

The company is developing BioVena, a catheter-based therapy for chronic venous disease. BioVena disrupts the inner vessel lining, which causes natural scarring and vessel closure that diverts blood away from the diseased vessels. Abbott, Boston Scientific, and Edwards are some of the key strategics in the competitive landscape.

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Medtech Startups: Diality, Articulate Labs, Cue Health & more

Posted by Life Science Intelligence on Oct 26, 2020 8:01:46 AM

LSI's Medtech Startup Tracker is focused exclusively on covering the privately-held innovators changing the medical device landscape.  

Diality – bringing dialysis into the patient’s home

Diality is developing a portable home hemodialysis machine intended to help improve the quality of life of patient’s with kidney disease. The company’s product is currently pending CE Mark in the EU and FDA clearance in the US. Diality has raised $30.5M in capital as of October 2020. Key strategics in the hemodialysis market include Baxter, Fresenius, and Nipro.

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Medtech Startups: Instylla, Whisper, Kegg, Respiratory Motion & more

Posted by Life Science Intelligence on Oct 19, 2020 7:43:35 AM

LSI's Medtech Startup Tracker is focused exclusively on covering the privately-held innovators changing the medical device landscape.  

Instylla – liquid embolization using hydrogel technology

Instylla is developing liquid embolics for interventional oncology and peripheral hemostasis. In October 2020, Instylla announced that it had completed a Series B round of financing in which the company raised $25.4M. The company intends to use these funds to finance clinical trials, including a pivotal clinical trial in the US. Key strategics that offer liquid embolization products include Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic.

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Medtech Startups: Rhaeos, Lark, PyrAmes, & Avail Medsystems

Posted by Life Science Intelligence on Oct 12, 2020 8:17:10 AM

LSI's Medtech Startup Tracker is focused exclusively on covering the privately-held innovators changing the medical device landscape.  

Rhaeos – developing a non-invasive, wearable shunt monitor

The company is currently developing FlowSense, a wireless, non-invasive wearable that is placed over a patient’s shunt to monitor the buildup of cerebrospinal fluid and prevent hydrocephalus. The device is intended to help healthcare providers monitor shunt function and reduce unnecessary healthcare expenditures (e.g. readmission costs, hospital length of stay). Key strategics in the shunt therapy market include Aesculap, Integra LifeSciences, and Medtronic.

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Medtech Startups: Encora Therapeutics, Subtle Medical, R-Zero, & more

Posted by Life Science Intelligence on Oct 7, 2020 8:25:33 AM

LSI's Medtech Startup Tracker is focused exclusively on covering the privately-held innovators changing the medical device landscape.  

MIT spin-off Encora Therapeutics raises $1.5M

Encora Therapeutics is developing wearable technology that will provide patients with personalized and non-invasive remedies for the management of neurological movement disorders. Other competitors developing wearables for the monitoring and rehabilitation of neurological movement disorders include Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies and ADPM Wearable Technologies.

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Medtech Startups: BioProtect, Willow, Salvia BioElectronics, & more

Posted by Life Science Intelligence on Sep 28, 2020 9:42:16 AM

LSI's Medtech Startup Tracker is focused exclusively on covering the privately-held innovators changing the medical device landscape.  

BioProtect - biodegradable balloons for a variety of clinical applications

The company develops and commercializes biodegradable balloons for aesthetics, general surgery, and spacing for radiation oncology protection. In September, the company raised $25M in a Series D round. To-date, BioProtect has raised approximately $43.9M. Key strategics in the market include Accuray, Brainlab, and Varian.

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