Medical Technology Startups Identified in the December 2006 MedMarkets (subscribers only).
In the December 2006 issue of MedMarkets, I note in my MedMarket Outlook column the common tendencies in the formation of medical technology startups in 2006. It should come as no surprise that central to many (though certainly not all) were the premises of stealth (staying under the radar), location (where are startups concentrated, as if it should be any surprise), and platform technologies, among others.
Here, for reference (or late Christmas present), are the companies identified in the December issue.
|Carticept Medical, Inc.||(Domain Associates, New Enterprise Associates)||Alpharetta, GA||Development and sales of therapeutically related medical devices||2005|
|Forcept, Inc.||John Maroney||Menlo Park, CA||Assisted cautery/cutting systems for performing transvaginal hysterectomy||2005|
|Internal Fixation Systems, Inc.||Steve Hernandez||Medley, FL||Orthopedic implants (e.g., bone screws)||2006|
|I-Therapeutix, Inc.||William H. Ransone II||Waltham, MA||Hydrogel sealant for use in ophthalmic surgery||2006|
|iCardiac Technologies, Inc.||Mikael Totterman, CEO||Rochester, NY||ECG-based cardiac diagnostics and medical devices||2006|
|NBI Development, Inc.||Undisclosed||Chicago, IL||Spinal neuromodulation devices||2006|
|Optmed, LLC||Alain Klapholz||New York, NY||Developing “innovative medical technologies”||2006|
|Safe Surgery Technologies LLC||David Michelson||Cheyenne, WY||Capsulotomy cutting device||2006|
|TriReme Medical, Inc.||Eitan Constantino||Pleasanton, CA||Apparatus and methods for delivering prostheses to luminal bifurcations||2005|
|Vertebral Technologies, Inc.||Jeffrey Felt, CEO||Minnetonka, MN||Biocompatible polymers for joint restoration in the spine||2005|
Carticept Medical, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA; http://carticept.com [under construction])
Forcept, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA; no URL)
Internal Fixation Systems, Inc. (Medley, FL; no URL)
I-Therapeutix, Inc. (Waltham, MA; http://itherapeutix.com)
iCardiac Technoloigies, Inc. (Rochester, NY; http://icardiac.com)
NBI Development, Inc. (Chicago, IL; http://nbidevelopment.com [under construction])
Optmed, LLC (New York, NY; http://optmed.net)
Safe Surgery Technologies LLC (Cheyenne, WY; no URL)
TriReme Medical, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA; no URL)
Vertebral Technologies, Inc. (Minnetonka, MA; no URL)