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Start-Up Previews, December 2012

Executive Summary

This Month's Profile Group: Medtech Start-Ups Innovate in Urinary Incontinence features profiles of Floelle, InControl Medical, NexHand, and Solace Therapeutics. Plus these Start-Ups Across Health Care: Ablative Solutions, Epiomed Therapeutics, Halo Healthcare, and Thrombolytic Science International.

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Halo Healthcare Inc.

A women’s health care company in turnaround – one well recognized for assessing a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer through the HALO breast test – is developing a breast cancer diagnostic based on the presence of three protein biomarkers found in breast nipple aspirate fluid. The HALO Pivot diagnostic kit from Halo Healthcare Inc. is an in-office, noninvasive test for diagnosing cancer or a recurrence at a very early stage.

Ablative Solutions Inc.

Unlike other renal denervation technologies that apply destructive energy to the entire renal artery wall, , Ablative Solutions Inc. has developed a catheter-based approach that delivers ethanol directly to the nerves that encircle the renal artery, and destroys them without damaging the artery walls . The company is developing its Peregrine System for use in an outpatient setting to restore normal blood pressure in medication-resistant hypertensive patients.

Medtech Start-Ups Innovate In Urinary Incontinence

Angel- and venture-backed medtech start-ups are working to fill the tremendous unmet need for alternative device options for treating (not just managing) female urinary incontinence a condition that has a significant impact on quality of life for millions of women. In this issue we profile Floelle, InControl Medical, NexHand, and Solace Therapeutics.

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