New medical technologies at startups in December 2015

Listed below are the technologies under development at medical technology startups identified in December 2015 and added to the Medtech Startups Database.

  • 3D-printed, patient-specific implants
  • Therapeutic temperature management.
  • Vessel preparation angioplasty balloon.
  • Control system for minimally invasive surgical tools.
  • Surgical solutions focused on robotic and other technology.
  • Undisclosed products, but based on brain-gut pathway; principals with background in diabetes, endocrinology.
  • Robotically-assisted minimal access surgery.
  • Novel catheter device as a treatment for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

For a historical listing of medtech startups identified by month, see link.

Medtech Fundings for December 2015

Fundings in medical technology for December 2015 stand at $360.4 million, led by Spectranetics’ $110 million debt funding, followed by the $44 million launch funding of Kallyope, the $40 million funding of NxThera, and the $38.5 million funding of Axonics Modulation Technologies.

Below are the top fundings for the month, thus far. Please revisit this post (and refresh your browser) during December to see new medtech fundings.

For the complete list of fundings, see link.

For a month-by-month, historical list of fundings since 2009, see link.

Medtech fundings in August 2015

Medtech fundings for August 2015 totaled $754 million, led by the $115 million IPO of Penumbra.

Below are the top fundings for the month.

COMPANY, FUNDINGPRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY
Penumbra, Inc., has filed for a $115 million initial public offeringMicro-catheter based multi-modality device for the revascularization of an occluded vessel in the brain
LDR Holding has raised $86.5 million in a round of funding according to press reportsCervical discs in spine surgery
Mevion Medical Systems, Inc., has raised $58.84 million in a round of funding according to a regulatory filingProton radiation therapy for cancer
InVivo Therapeutics Corp. has raised $50 million in equity funding from Cowan and Company according to the companyBiomaterial scaffold for treatment of spinal cord injury
ReShape Medical, Inc., has raised $38 million in a Series D round of funding according to the companyDual balloons implanted in stomach endoscopically to create satiety in treatment for obesity
Advanced Inhalation Therapies has filed an IPO valued up to $36 millionDrug delivery

For the complete list of medtech fundings in August 2015, see link.

For a historical list of the individual fundings in medtech, by month, since 2009, see link.

Medical technologies at startups July 2015

Below is a list of the technologies under development at medical technology startups identified in July 2015 and added to the Medtech Startup Database.

  • Wound drainage devices.
  • Robotic technology.
  • Neuromodulation devices.
  • Device to detect ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in the pre-hospital environment.
  • RF ablation device for treatment of overactive bladder.
  • Infusion pump and sensing technologies for pain management during labor.
  • Arthroplasty devices.
  • Bone regeneration biomaterial.
  • Pedicle screws and interbody cages for spine surgery.
  • Developing a non-hormonal device to treat vaginal dryness and atrophy, particularly in breast cancer survivors and post-menopausal women.
  • Catheter technology for tissue resection in vascular and gastrointestinal endoluminal application

For a historical listing of medical technologies at startups since 2008, see link.

Medical technologies at startups, June 2015

Below is a list of the technologies under development at medical technology startups identified in June 2015 and added to the Medtech Startup Database.

  • Ophthalmic surgical products
  • Devices for graft and other tissue implant delivery.
  • Biosynthetic scaffold for the management of chronic and acute wounds.
  • Ultrasound-based treatment of stroke to dissolve clots.
  • Intraocular drug delivery implant for treatment of intraocular pressure.
  • Cellulose film that prevents fibrosis forming at implant sites (e.g., breast implant)
  • Spinal implant and robot-assisted training to restore functional motor control in spinal cord injury patients.
  • Contact-lens blood glucose monitoring in diabetes.
  • Medical adhesives and delivery systems.
  • Implant for the treatment of glaucoma.
  • Stem cell technology for use in bone, cartilage, skin, muscle, vasculature and the central nervous system.
  • Low-intensity ultrasound treatment of melanoma and other cancers.

For a historical listing of medical technologies at startups since 2008, see link.

New technologies at medtech startups, April 2015

Below is a list of the technologies under development at medical technology startups identified in April 2015 and added to the Medtech Startup Database.

  • Therapeutic drug monitoring device.
  • Artificial pancreas for diabetes.
  • Automated, 3D ultrasound for breast cancer diagnosis.
  • Products for the treatment of facet joint syndrome.
  • Fractional laser with applications in aesthetics and gynecology.
  • Undisclosed surgical technology.
  • Antimicrobial implants and other devices in orthopedics to reduce surgical-site and hospital-acquired infection.
  • Developing a portable artificial lung.
  • Technologies to reduce infections and improve efficiency of patient ventilation.
  • Small molecule drugs for treatment and prevention of atrial fibrillation.
  • Vascular access device.
  • Stem cell technology.
  • Development, marketing, and distribution of medical technology equipment in urology, aesthetics.
  • Technology for securing a medical device combined with a hemostasis valve.
  • Embolic protection devices.
  • Head-mounted neurostimulation system for the treatment of migraine.

For a historical listing of medical technologies at startups since 2008, see link.

Medical Technologies at Startups, March 2015

(Updated)
Below is a list of the technologies under development at startups identified in March 2015 and included in the Medtech Startups Database.

  • Implanted neuromodulation device for the control of blood pressure.
  • Less invasive, catheter-based treatment of congestive heart failure caused by ischemic cardiomyopathy.
  • Electrophysiology recording systems for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair.
  • Orthopedic surgical instruments.
  • Smartphone-enabled stethoscope.
  • Bioresorbable device for the non-surgical treatment of aneurysms in patients with Kawasaki Disease.
  • Cold-based dilatation catheter system for the treatment of various peripheral lesion types.
  • Intraoperative surgical image guidance system.
  • Surgical device for bone alignment.
  • Bone-fixation for orthopedics and tissue allografts for post-surgery wound care.
  • Single-use surgical retractors for use during minimally invasive surgery.
  • Developing a cell therapy for Type 1 diabetes.
  • Optical targeting and visualization of trajectories in surgical procedures.
  • Contract medical technology development.
  • Device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

For a historical listing of technologies at medtech startups, see link.

Medical technologies at startups, July 2014

Below is a list of technologies under development at medical technology startups identified in July 2014 and included in the Medtech Startups Database.

  • thrombectomyInstrumentation for electrophysiology diagnosis and treatment.
  • Products for the treatment of hypertension and other chronic disease by interventional cardiologists
  • Surgical stapling device for use during natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery.
  • Low cost medical technologies to improve patient management in emerging markets.
  • Heart valve for the treatment of mitral valve regurgitation
  • Thrombectomy catheter
  • Microstaple bandage for wound closure.
  • Whole-body cryotherapy chambers as well as devices for local cryotherapy and cryosurgery.
  • Minimally invasive surgical device for the treatment of glaucoma
  • Electrical muscle stimulation.

For a historical listing of medical technologies at startups, see link.

Technologies at medical technology startups this month

Here's a preliminary list of the technologies at companies we have identified this month to date (16 Sept. 2011) and included in the Medtech Startups Database:

  • Hydrogel-based tissue expanders.
  • Systems to prepare tissue for prosthetic implants and grafts.
  • Implants for internal compression or distraction of, for example, bone fractures, fusions, and osteotomies.
  • Devices for heart and vascular, initially developing a catheter-delivered heart valve.
  • Imaging and microfluidics based system to detect cancer.
  • System for detecting pressure-induced ischemia to assist in prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.
  • Fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal drug delivery system.
  • Implants and other devices for treatment of injured or damaged shoulders.

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New medical technologies at startups

New Medical Technologies at startups (July 2009).  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.  

New medical technologies represented in specific companies recently added (July 2009) to the Medtech Startups Database:

  • Pedicle screw replacement in spine surgery
  • Transcatheter treatment of patent foramen ovale and septal defect.
  • Soft tissue fixation technologies to improve the strength and simplicity of the reattachment of soft tissue to bone.
  • Interventional devices for treating GI disorders (fistula closure).
  • Developing for the delivery of epidural anaesthesia.
  • Technology to improve the performance of vascular prostheses; initial application in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).
  • Minimally invasive implant for the treatment of stress incontinence.
  • Novel vena caval filter for preventing pulmonary embolism.
  • Spinal tension band for restriction of motion between vertebrae in spine disorders.
  • Hydrogels for radiation oncology and cancer surgery indications.
  • Undisclosed technology
  • Undisclosed cardiac valve technology.

For details on the Medtech Startups Database, see link.  


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