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Gynesonics

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:44 -- admin

Gynesonics is developing a minimally-invasive, uterine-sparing treatment for fibroid tumors. It is an ultrasound-guided needle ablation device designed for in-office use by the gynecologist.

Glaukos

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:43 -- admin

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Orange County, California, Glaukos is an ophthalmic medical device company that is committed to transforming the management of open-angle glaucoma. The company is well capitalized to develop and commercialize innovative treatment technologies for glaucoma specialists and general, comprehensive ophthalmic surgeons. Through rigorous scientific and clinical research, Glaukos is developing a portfolio of minimally-invasive micro-bypass stents to improve upon the safety and efficacy outcomes of surgical implant procedures.

ePocrates

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:36 -- admin

Epocrates enables health care providers to deliver better patient care by providing access to reliable clinical information through the use of mobile technology to support clinical decisions at the point of care. More than one in four U.S. physicians and nearly one in two medical students actively use Epocrates' mobile and web-based products. The company had an initial public offering in 2007.

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:24 -- admin

Eiger is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new antiviral agents against novel targets in the treatment of hepatitis. Eiger's pipeline includes preclinical new chemical entities from internal discovery efforts, as well as repurposed clinical and approved drugs shown to possess novel antiviral activity against Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D, and a wide array of other viruses.

Drais Pharmaceuticals

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:23 -- admin

Drais Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey, dedicated to the development of novel therapeutic treatments that address unmet medical needs and provide significant benefits over currently available therapies.

AGTC

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 09:58 -- admin

Applied Genetic Technologies Corp (AGTC) develops therapeutics for patients with unmet medical needs utilizing the non-pathogenic adeno-associated virus to deliver therapeutic genes. AGTC secured rights to a portfolio of strategically vital intellectual property in the application of Adeno-Associated Virus to gene therapy. AGTC has signed licenses to over 40 U.S. and foreign patents, and has five products in active development

Doximity

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:53 -- admin

Doximity is a free communication platform that helps connect medical professionals in 87 specialties to enable faster, smarter medical care. With Doximity, physicians can use their iPhone, iPad, Android device or computer to quickly connect with any U.S. physician to collaborate on patient treatment or identify appropriate experts for patient referrals.

KAI Pharmaceuticals

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:49 -- admin

KAI is a clinical-stage, biopharmaceutical company whose lead peptide product candidate, KAI-4169, is in development for the treatment of chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD). CKD-MBD is characterized by an elevation of parathyroid hormone also referred to as secondary hyperparathyroidism. KAI was acquired by Amgen in 2012.

Restoration Robotics

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:45 -- admin

Restoration Robotics is revolutionizing the field of hair transplantation by developing and commercializing ARTAS, a state-of-the-art image-guided system that improves the follicular unit extraction process. The office-based device is capable of rapidly harvesting and implanting individual hairs with minimal invasion, automating the tedious manual surgical technique now being performed by hair transplant surgeons.

Integrated Diagnostics

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:33 -- admin

Integrated Diagnostics develops large-scale, blood-based molecular diagnostics that leverage advances in proteomics and genomics to detect disease at its earliest stage. It leverages emerging technologies to develop diagnostic products used by physicians and patients to manage complex and serious diseases like cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's. The company’s products work through blood tests that can monitor tens to hundreds of disease markers simultaneously. Integrated Diagnostics is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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