Start-Up Previews, March 2014
This Month's Profile Group, Start-Ups Reduce Radiation Exposure, features profiles of ControlRad Systems, Nanovi, and SoniTrack Systems. Plus these Start-Ups Across Health Care: Mardil Medical, MedLumics, Mnemosyne Pharmaceuticals, and OxSonics.
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Mardil Medical Inc.’s VenTouch System for treating functional mitral valve regurgitation is intended to reshape and correct the geometry of the dilated heart, reduce or eliminate mitral valve regurgitation, and reduce heart wall stressors, all leading to a beneficial reverse remodeling effect.
The use of cancer radiation therapy and interventional fluoroscopy is expanding rapidly, and start-ups are pioneering innovative technologies to capitalize on the industry-wide movement to reduce radiation exposure and improve outcomes. Profiles of ControlRad Systems, Nanovi, and SoniTrack Systems.