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Ovalis Inc.

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Recent Developments in PFO Closure

The patent foramen ovale closure market has continued to mature in 2009, with the latest round of developments reported at the 2009 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting, recently held in San Francisco. Over 60 presentations related to PFO closure or atrial septal defect closure were presented at TCT this year, more than double the amount of PFO-related talks presented in 2008.
Medical Device

Migraine: Can Devices Spell Relief

As many as half of severe migraine sufferers do not achieve adequate relief with prescription drug therapy, and many of these patients may be candidates for emerging device treatments for migraine. Sales of migraine drugs in the U.S. total more than $2 billion per year, but some analysts believe that the potential market for device-based treatment may be even larger. The question at the moment is whether the devices in development can produce the kind of results that migraine patients are looking for. Clinical trials are currently underway on a number of fronts, and based on early data, the answer looks promising.
Medical Device Clinical Trials

Cierra Inc.

Following on the pioneering work of NMT Medical and AGA Medical, Cierra has come onto the scene with a completely new way to close the PFO (a congenital opening in the heart that can cause stroke and migraine). Diverging from the implant developers that came before, Cierra has a device-based approach for migraine that leaves nothing behind in the body.
Medical Device Platform Technologies

Ovalis' Reverse Spin

Most small companies grow for a while and then sell off to a larger acquiror. Ovalis, an intriguing start-up in the PFO space, has reversed the process, beginning as part of Abbott Laboratories' Abbott Vascular Division before being spun off as an independent company.
Medical Device Strategy
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  • Medical Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cardiovascular
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  • Private
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  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
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  • Ovalis Inc.
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  • Ovalis Inc.
    1920 Old Middlefield Rd.
    Mountain View, CA 94043