Start-Up Previews, July 2015
This month's profiles: InPress Technologies, MaRVis Medical, Medherant, Molecular Assemblies, MyoPowers, Potrero Medical, Revolution Medicines, and Rivanna Medical
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French start-up MyoPowers Medical Technologies SAS aims to treat stress urinary incontinence with Artus, a permanent active implant designed to support the natural urinary sphincter and restore urinary continence.
The growing trend of using magnetic resonance imaging for enhanced visualization is being augmented by MR-safe guidewires, but an MR-safe medical device must be non-ferromagnetic, must neither heat up nor be electrically conductive, and should not create imaging artifacts that obscure or distort the target image. A portfolio of MR-safe guidewires from Germany-based MaRVis Medical GMBH fulfills these requisites by successfully integrating good mechanical and visualization properties.
There are approximately 140,000 fatalities a year from postpartum hemorrhage, mostly in low- to middle-income countries, and thus a pressing need to reduce mortality. A new low-pressure suction device from InPress Technologies Inc. that is inserted into the uterus following childbirth has the potential to initiate blood control within two minutes and reach full restoration of uterine tone in just over two hours.