New medical technology startups, coverage in November 2007

New companies in the medical technology industry are pursuing technologies to make existing technologies obsolete, expand existing markets, create new markets and otherwise tap into demand for new solutions in healthcare.

The following are brief technology descriptions for companies newly added to the MedMarket Diligence Medtech Startups Database and/or covered in the Startups coverage in the November 2007 issue of MedMarkets:

  • Development of a miniature retrievable pump for use in improving blood flow following coronary artery angioplasty.
  • Technology for anchoring dynamic and static spinal implants.
  • Intervertebral disc and facet joint prosthesis in [tag]spine surgery[/tag].
  • Static compression device technology in spine surgery.
  • Intramedullary transillumination apparatus for use in [tag]bone repair[/tag].
  • Company has licensed technology from major technology university that creates colony of liver cells that can be used for testing drug toxicity.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic tools for the treatment of patients who are prone to develop unstable [tag]coronary[/tag] syndromes due to the presence of multiple thrombogenic vulnerable plaques.
  • Device for treatment of chronic renal insufficiency.
  • Developing the [tag]brachytherapy[/tag] applicator for radiation following lumpectomy.
  • Development of catheters and other technologies for the treatment of acute and chronic total occlusion in [tag]coronary[/tag] and peripheral arteries.
  • Stents and [tag]stent[/tag] sleeves that minimize embolism.

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