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Division of NuvoLase Inc.

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Convergence: What's Next at the Nexus?

Convergence is the great hope of pharmaceutical and device companies hoping to enter into new high growth markets with differentiated products. Drug-eluting stents turned a stagnant product into a thriving $6 billion market, and now companies are trying to find the next large opportunity that combines devices and drugs. They're looking at many kinds of implantable devices that incorporate biomaterials and drugs to achieve site specific drug delivery, in cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, ophthalmology, orthopedics, wound healing, and anti-infection.
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Start-Up Previews (10/04)

A preview of the emerging health care companies profiled in the current issue of Start-Up. This month's profile groups: Small Steps Forward in Treating Ischemic Stroke and Spine-Bending Market. Plus these Start-Ups across Health Care: Alveolus Inc. and BioCare Systems Inc.

MCRA Helps Small Spine Companies

Clinical trials strategies, particularly in the medical device industry, can confer an important competitive advantage to a company-or present a stumbling block that costs time, money, and markets. This is particularly true in orthopedics, where development lead times stretch into years. In hip, knee, and spine surgery, companies with new technologies can enjoy first-mover advantages that let them dominate markets for five, even ten years, but market delays can undercut such advantages. That's why Viscogliosi Brothers LLC, a venture capital firm/merchant bank focused exclusively on the musculoskeletal industries, recently formed Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisors LLC (MCRA), a firm that aims to help orthopedics start-ups develop and execute clinical research strategies.
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Orthonics Inc.

Orthonics has developed a way, using nanotechnology fabrication techniques, of creating a microarchitecture on the surface of a hydrogel or polymer such that its physical shape induces bone and cartilage precursor cells to differentiate into cells that produce bone and cartilage. Its first product will be a device for the repair of a damaged annulus of the spine.
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
    • Laser
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious & Viral Diseases
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • NuvoLase Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Bob H Katz, Pres.
  • Contact Info
  • PinPointe USA Inc.
    Phone: (530) 809-3809
    275 Airpark Blvd.
    Ste. 500
    Chico, CA 95973