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Where are They Now? Yesterday's Stroke Companies

In May 2000, START-UP profiled five medical device companies targeting stroke, in an article entitled "Making Progress in Stroke." We recently revisited Radiant Medical, Medivance, MicroVention, and two others to find out what went according to plan and what didn't In 2007, we have to say that there has in fact not been much progress, at least in acute ischemic stroke. Two companies dropped out, two remain active with promising programs--in clinical areas other than stroke, and one, which avoided ischemic stroke in the first place, enjoyed a nice exit.
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Clogged Plumbing

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The Process of Elimination

Incontinence represents a significant unmet medical need for 20 million Americans that suffer from urge incontinence, and 13 million sufferers of stress incontinence. The market is large, growing, and approachable for small device companies--if they can get funding, that is.
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Conticare Medical Inc.

While many companies are developing surgical approaches to stress urinary incontinence--bulking agents and sling procedures--ContiCare Medical is developing a non-surgical device to prevent the leakage of urine in response to abdominal pressure.
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  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
    • Implantable Devices
    • Surgical Equipment & Devices
      • Minimally or Less Invasive
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • EndoSphere Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • James McKinley, CEO
  • Contact Info
  • EndoSphere Inc.
    4449 Easton Way
    2nd Fl.
    Columbus, OH 43219
    USA
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