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InfraReDx: Saved by Angels (and a VC)

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A rare combination of angels and the sole interested VC brought InfraReDx back from failure's door in search of a new way to identify the biggest mystery behind heart attacks--vulnerable plaque.

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InfraReDx’s Long Road To Commercialization Continues With Latest Financing

InfraReDx raised $25 million in late August, another step in its long journey to change the standard of care for coronary artery disease. With the latest financing, the company has raised some $175 million since its founding in 1998, and although it still has far to go, in that length of time InfraReDx, and an understanding of coronary artery disease, have come a long way.

On The Hunt For Vulnerable Plaque InfraReDx Improves Stenting Safety

Whatever happened to vulnerable plaque? More than a decade ago, vulnerable plaque was a hot topic that was hoped would explain many incidents of sudden cardiac death in patients without other symptoms of coronary artery disease. While many experts believe the theory underlying this concept remains sound, proving its validity and then developing both diagnostic tools to identify what have been called "vulnerable patients" and then therapeutic devices to treat them has turned out to be a difficult and lengthy challenge that remains unsolved. InfraReDx Inc. remains active in this area, and according to CEO and founder James Muller, MD, is closing in on a solution. InfraReDx recently raised $21 million in its Series D financing round.

On The Hunt For Vulnerable Plaque InfraReDx Improves Stenting Safety

Whatever happened to vulnerable plaque? More than a decade ago, vulnerable plaque was a hot topic that was hoped would explain many incidents of sudden cardiac death in patients without other symptoms of coronary artery disease. While many experts believe the theory underlying this concept remains sound, proving its validity and then developing both diagnostic tools to identify what have been called "vulnerable patients" and then therapeutic devices to treat them has turned out to be a difficult and lengthy challenge that remains unsolved. InfraReDx Inc. remains active in this area, and according to CEO and founder James Muller, MD, is closing in on a solution. InfraReDx recently raised $21 million in its Series D financing round.

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