Swiss cardiovascular device developer Novostia said today it raised $6.5 million (CHF 6.5 million) to support its novel heart valve device.
The Neuchâtel-based company said that the valve, which will be designed for use as both an aortic and mitral valve replacement, is designed from the company’s proprietary high-performance biocompatible polymer.
Novostia said that the design, as well as the materials that make up the valve, eliminate the need for lifelong anticoagulant medication use or future replacements as well as the elimination of clicking noises often associated with the valves.
“Our technology should significantly improve the quality of life of people bearing a heart valve prosthesis, especially kids and young patients, while reducing overall healthcare costs. We appreciate the trust and support of our investors and look forward to bringing this long-awaited innovation to the patients and the physicians,” CEO Geoffroy Lapeyre said in a press release.