Aegea Medical said last week it tapped former Cardiokinetix prez & CEO Maria Sainz as its new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Sainz will replace former CEO Don Gurskis, who has held the corner office since 2013. Gurskis will remain on as member of the Redwood City, Calif.-based company’s executive management team. “Maria is […]
December 8, 2014 by Val Kennedy
Results from the 1st patients treated with CardioKinetix’s Parachute implant suggest that the device may be able to help reshape the heart following a heart attack, improving pumping.
CardioKinetix said its Parachute ventricular partitioning device was used to treat 2 patients in Beijing.
The Parachute device is used to restore damage to the left ventricle after a heart attack by partitioning the space to its usual geometry and function, according to a press release.
Four patients in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were successfully treated with CardioKinetix’s catheter-based Parachute ventricular partitioning device, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm announced late last month.
CardioKinetix said it’s raised $48 million in its Series E round with the closure of a 2nd tranche worth $23 million and plans to use the proceeds to further its Parachute ventricular partitioning device, which is in a pivotal trial.
California-based medical device company CardioKinetix landed CE Mark approval in the European Union for the full suite of its Parachute ventricular partitioning devices, including 8 sizes of the device designed to provide support to weakened heart muscles. .
CardioKinetix made strides in research for its novel Parachute catheter-based left ventricle implant, which proved promising after 2 years in study results unveiled at this year’s EuroPCR conference in Paris.
The Parachute is inserted into the heart via a catheter threaded through the femoral artery. Once inside the heart, the device springs open and attaches to the walls of the heart to provide support for patients whose left ventricle was left enlarged after a heart attack.