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AQ BioMed

Based on years of grant-funded R&D and protected by 6 issued and 2 pending patents, the AQ Shunt competes in the growing $5B surgical glaucoma treatment market.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Boulder, CO, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2015
  • Employees 1
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Based on years of grant-funded R&D and 6 issued and 2 pending patents, the AQ Shunt is used to prevent blindness within the rapidly growing $5B glaucoma market. The ASP will be $775 in and is reimbursed in the US. COG is less than $20. AQ BioMed plans to enter the surgical glaucoma implant market and achieve over $15M in sales in the next 3 to 5 years. AQ has been awarded a $250K grant by the state of Co. and is raising matching funds.


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    President and CEO

    Mr. Kasic is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the Class I, II, and III medical device industry. Jim has served as the president and CEO of Sophono, Inc. a as well as the president of Boulder BioMed, Manual Surgical Sciences, and Orthowin. Among his accomplishments are trade sales of two medical device companies and more than 40 U.S. patents.

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    VP Regulatory and Quality

    Dr. Hetrick brings over 15 years of medical device regulatory management experience from positions that have included public medical device companies Medtronic and DENTSPLY as well as small medical device start-ups. She has helped several medical device and IVD companies access the world's largest medical device markets.

  • Mr. Morningstar is s 35-year veteran of the medical device industry. A lifelong entrepreneur and investor, Mr. Morningstar has been active in the Colorado startup ecosystem for over 15 years. He co-founded Silverglide Surgical Technologies, Inc., a Boulder surgical instruments business successfully sold to Stryker in a planned exit. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.

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    VP R&D