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Agile Devices

The first effective deflectable microcatheter -- expediting vascular access, reducing procedure time/cost and improving clinical outcomes.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Incorporation Type C-corp

Company Summary

Agile Devices was founded in 2013 by a team consisting of radiologists, biomedical and device engineers, and business professionals in order to tackle the problem of microcatheter maneuverability. Agile is looking to commercialize a novel deflectable microcatheter technology in order to reduce procedure times, reduce total cost and improve patient outcomes.


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    Benjamin Merewitz

    MBA, MIT Sloan. Ben has 10+ years experience in high-technology businesses, from investment, consulting, and entrepreneurial perspectives. He worked for PHOTON Consulting covering the solar sector and serving management teams, investors and others. Prior to solar, Ben worked in market intelligence for an agricultural water efficiency start-up, and before that, drove equity research efforts for a metals portfolio team at Wellington Management.

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    Vyas Ramanan
    VP of Operations

    PhD candidate in Medical Engineering/Medical Physics (MEMP) through the Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program and a Hertz Foundation Fellow. Prior experience in venture capital, due diligence on investments, business/technology development for companies in life sciences, and previously created a business plan for a company developing rapid-onset therapeutic hypothermia for patients undergoing cardiac arrest.

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    Allen Chen
    Director of Medical Research

    MD/PhD student at Harvard Medical School and in Harvard Biophysics/MIT Medical Engineering/Medical Physics (MEMP) through the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program and a Hertz Foundation Fellow. He was a Gates Cambridge Scholar at Cambridge University, where he also led a Finalist team in the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs 5K Business Plan Competition.

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    Dr. Leo Tsai
    Chief Medical Consultant

    Formerly the Chief Resident in Radiology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), with an MD from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in Biophysics from Harvard, through the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). Leo has substantial experience with current interventional radiology procedures and the limitations of currently-marketed catheters. He joined the staff at BIDMC in July 2014.

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    VP of R&D and Technical Operations

    20+ years R&D, managing variety of medical device programs concept-commercialization. Recently developed product portfolio for Beacon Endoscopic, sold to Covidien/Medtronic.

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    Chief Engineering Consultant

    20+ years medical device design, engineering at large/small companies. Founder of 5 medical device companies, inventor or co-inventor on over 120 patents, and started and sold 2 neuro companies to Micrus/J&J.

Previous Investors

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    MIT $100K Competition
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    Hertz-Newman Entrepreneurship Prize