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Wellinks (formerly Convexity Scientific) empowers people in their pursuit to breathe freely by developing connected medical devices and technologies to improve respiratory wellness. The first commercial product, Flyp [FDA-cleared in 2017], is a connected, pocket-portable nebulizer designed to simplify the management of chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD. The company emphasizes direct relationships with their users and is a leader in digital engagement of the empowered healthcare consumer.
The Company was founded in 2014 and is based in New Haven, CT.
Definitive Merger Agreement with Quantum-Si Announced February 18, 2021
Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation 1
Aziyo (Nasdaq: AZYO) is a commercial-stage regenerative medicine company focused on creating the next generation of differentiated products and improving outcomes in patients undergoing surgery, concentrating on patients receiving implantable medical devices. Utilizing proprietary tissue processing platforms, the Company has developed a portfolio of advanced regenerative medical products that are designed to be very similar to natural biological material.
The company completed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in October 2020 and is based in Silver Springs, MD
Utilizing discoveries and intellectual property licensed from Yale University, Athena has developed cutting edge approaches to probe for, identify, and characterize altered states of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) metabolism and flux. The Company is focused on exploiting these unique metabolic defects with the goal of developing transformative therapeutics to treat various forms of cancer.
Athena is based in New Haven, CT
Cybrexa is an oncology-focused platform technology company that enables antigen-independent targeting of tumors and metastases with deep tissue penetration for small molecule anti-cancer drugs. The Company’s alphalex™ technology powers new applications and combinations of existing cancer therapeutics using an elegant approach for targeted intracellular drug delivery, independent of surface antigens.
The company is based in New Haven, CT
Acquired by Baxter International in 2019
Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring
Cheetah Medical was founded in 2001 with the mission of helping clinicians better manage their patient’s fluid status. Since then, Cheetah Medical has become a leader in non-invasive Cardiac Output and Hemodynamic monitoring with its proprietary CE-marked and FDA-cleared CHEETAH NICOM™ system.
Cheetah Medical is based in Newton, Massachusetts, with offices in Tel-Aviv, Israel and Portland, Oregon.
Exited via Initial Public Offering in 2019
Soft Tissue Reconstruction
TELA Bio (NASDAQ: TELA) offers unique options for soft tissue repair. The Company’s innovative portfolio of soft tissue solutions combines layers of naturally sourced tissue with interwoven polymer to enable tissue remodeling, optimize strength and minimize foreign body response. The Company’s lead product, OviTex, a Reinforced Tissue Matrix, was designed in collaboration with surgeons and healthcare providers to address the unmet clinical and financial needs in hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction.
The Company completed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in November of 2019 and is based in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Acquired in December 2019
Post-Surgical Wound Closure
ZipLine Medical is an innovator in cost-effective, non-invasive surgical skin closure devices that deliver high patient satisfaction and surgeon efficiency. Zip Surgical Skin Closure devices have been used in more than 100,000 cases and in over 30 countries worldwide.
ZipLine is headquartered in Campbell, CA.
Acquired By Shire Pharmaceuticals
Advanced BioHealing is a leading regenerative medicine company that develops, manufactures and commercializes living cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine. Advanced BioHealing has over 400 full time employees based in the US, including an in-house commercial team of over 150 professionals comprising sales, marketing, reimbursement and policy professionals with backgrounds in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries. The Company’s lead product, Dermagraft® is used to treat Diabetic Foot Ulcer.
Based in La Jolla, CA
Acquired by Bio-Techne Corporation
CyVek has developed a transformative immunoassay technology, CyPlex™, which integrates an innovatively designed microfluid cartridge with a state-of-the-art analyzer to deliver the most advanced and efficient bench top immunoassay system. Cyplex’s ability to provide “sample to answer” test results precisely and quickly in a sealed disposable device makes it a very attractive platform for both research and clinical applications. The CyPlex technology has the potential for broad market applicability.
Based in New Haven, CT
Acquired by Linden Capital Partners
Collagen Matrix Inc.
Tissue Repair and Regeneration
Since its inception in 1997 Collagen Matrix Inc. has been passionate about advancing the science of tissue repair and regeneration. That’s why the Company is a driving force in the design, development and manufacturing of advanced collagen and mineral based medical devices that support the body’s natural ability to regenerate. Through its proprietary technologies and innovative products, the company has commercialized over 50 medical devices in of Dental, Spine, Orthopedic, Dural Repair and Nerve Repair applications. The company employs over 200 employees in two facilities in Oakland and Allendale, NJ.