It would have been easy for Tim Wu, cardiologist and founder of VasoTech Inc., to give up on his vision for the next generation of drug-eluting stent. He didn’t.
Instead, he invested $50,000 of his own money to set up shop in his garage and build a better stent, wrapping three state-of-the-art elements — a cobalt chromium stent, a biodegradable polymer and a potent combination of two anti-restenosis drugs — into a single device he calls the PowerStent. And he’s counting on that power to take his fledgling company global.
The next generation