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Appriva Medical Inc.

Division of Medtronic PLC

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ev3: The Virtues of Focus

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Neurology, Nervous System > Stroke
  • Alias(es)
  • MV Medical Devices Inc.
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Medtronic PLC
  • Senior Management
  • Michael D Lesh, MD, Chmn. & CEO
    Erik van der Burg, VP, R&D
  • Contact Info
  • Appriva Medical Inc.
    Phone: (408) 617-0644
    777 N. Pastoria Ave.
    Sunnyvale, CA 94085