HighCape is committed to a focused and specialized portfolio, which allows us to work closely with the management teams at each company to maximize their potential.
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Aziyo Biologics, Inc. was formed by HighCape Capital and Tissue Banks International in 2015. The Company utilizes naturally occurring materials that work with the body to heal and restore function. The goal is to reduce complications associated with invasive procedures by limiting synthetic and foreign body exposure. Aziyo’s products offer a hospitable environment for site specific cells to integrate and repopulate and ultimately become fully integrated as self. The company’s products are used in cardiac & vascular surgery, electrophysiology, orthopedic & spine procedures and soft tissue repair.
Aziyo Biologics is based in Silver Spring, MD.
Connected medical devices
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.
Soft tissue surgical reconstruction devices
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 by Baxter International
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.
Acquired December 2019
Post-surgical wound closure devices
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 Medical was founded by Amir Belson, M.D. and is headquartered in Campbell, CA.
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