One interesting and characteristic example is Amr Salahieh, currently founder, president and CEO of Shifamed. He received his bachelor’s degrees at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland in both biomedical and electronical engineering. From there he got a job and worked in increasingly senior roles at a few cardiovascular device companies, including Advanced Cardiovascular Systems and Cardiothoracic Systems.
Abbott Announced today that is has acquired Kalila Medical, Inc, a private medical device company developing next-generation access technologies used in cardiac electrophysiology procedures for the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation.
Amr Salahieh is a seasoned medical device entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience. He is the founder, president and CEO of Shifamed, LLC, a Campbell, California, based medical technology incubator focused on developing new medical products from concept to commercial release.
Fifteen years ago, medtech incubators were booming, but the model had fallen out of favor by the mid 2000s, partly because incubators ran into funding problems. Now new incubator Shifamed believes it has found a solution to the financing dilemma.
Shifamed LLC, a medical technology incubator, today announced that it will formally introduce its patented coaxial steerable catheter technology in 4 Fr size at MD&M East on June 10-12, 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center,New York City, NY. “As we see the field move toward smaller systems, we are proud that our innovative design allowed us to develop our coaxial steerable technology in the small 4 Fr size,” commented Amr Salahieh, Founder and Chairman of Shifamed. “Our proprietary design offers the opportunity for reduced overall wall thickness, providing a larger inner diameter for an equal outer diameter. Now, innovators can be in the forefront of designing and developing the smallest catheters available.”
Shifamed LLC, a medical technology incubator, today announced the allowances of claims in key additional patents for its steerable catheter technology that enables tip deflection without the limitations of traditional pullwire technology. Pull-wire based deflection systems have inherent restrictions including poor torque response and ‘whipping’ of the tip during rotation. The patented technology includes a […]
Shifamed LLC, a medical technology incubator, announced today that Apama Medical, Inc., one of its privately held portfolio companies, has raised $3.2M in Series A-1 financing. Broadview Ventures led the financing round and converted its initial investment to Series A-1 equity. Broadview is a Boston-based investment firm focused on accelerating the development of promising technology in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease through targeted investments in early stage ventures.
Apama Medical, a privately held medical device company focused on the development of next-generation atrial fibrillation technologies, today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8295902 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), titled “Low Profile Electrodes”.
Kalila Medical, a privately held medical device company focused on the development of next-generation steerable catheter technologies, today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,323,241 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), titled “Steerable Medical Delivery Devices and Methods of Use”.