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ChemoFilter is revolutionizing cancer care by reducing chemotherapy toxicity while increasing doses to fight tumors and improve survival.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2013
  • Employees 3

Company Summary

Traditional chemotherapy is highly effective against cancers and cost-effective, but limited by toxicity. New targeted drugs can limit the toxicity caused by traditional low-cost chemotherapy; however, these therapies are costly and difficult to develop. ChemoFilter, the next paradigm in cancer treatment, will allow for the use of traditional chemotherapeutics in a targeted manner with less toxicity and higher doses to better fight cancer.


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    Anand S. Patel
    Co-Founder & CEO

    NIH T-32 Postdoc, PGY-4 UCSF Radiology Resident. Entrepreneur. Medical device, VC, and IP experience. Extensive medical research background. Past President of California Radiological Society, Residents Section. Lobby experience on Capitol Hill and healthcare reform interests. Univ of Penn Bioengineer. Harvard MD. Twitter @AnandPatelMD

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    Steven W. Hetts
    Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer

    Associate Prof of Radiology, UCSF. Co-director of UCSF IR Research Lab. Chief of Neuro-IR at SFGH & VA. Extensive experience as an interventional radiologist with clinical adoption, development of image guided interventions/devices, and animal studies. Harvard AB. Harvard MD. Stanford/UCSF trained physician.

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    Albert K. Chin
    Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer

    30+ yrs exclusively working in device development/startups in Silicon Valley. Pavilion Medical (Device Incubator). Co-founder Origin Medsystems, Inc., which became Guidant Cardiac Surgery. 177 patents. UCSF MD. Stanford MS Mech.E. MIT BS.


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    Support from: Reed Smith; O'Melveny & Myers; Wilson, Sonsini; and Perkins Coie.
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    William Hetts