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A medical device company innovating cancer treatment with intelligent ablation devices.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Chicago, IL, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2013
  • Employees 10
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Innoblative is innovating the treatment of early-stage breast cancer. We are developing a radiofrequency ablation probe that is used intra-operatively to destroy residual cancer left after removal of a tumor, reducing the need for re-operation and dangerous, lengthy, expensive radiation therapy.


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    Robert (Bob) Rioux
    Chief Technology Officer

    Bob was previously Director of R&D at Angiodynamics and Boston Scientific and VP of R&D at Bovie. He has more than 24 years of experience developing and commercializing medical devices and capital equipment in the gynecology, orthopedic, oncology, surgical, general surgery, and wound care fields. As CTO, Bob manages the development of the Innoblative technology and associated IP.

  • Tyler 20wanke
    Chief Executive Officer

    Prior to attending Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and Kellogg School of Management, Tyler worked for the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He gained relevant experience at Abbott Ventures and Medtronic.


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    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery (Breast Surgery), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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    Director, Coulter Program, Boston University (Former VP Research and Development for Hologic)
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    David Mahvi, MD
    Chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery, Northwestern Medicine (Co-inventor and Co-founder of Innoblative)
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    Alan Sahakian, PhD
    Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
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    S. Nahum Goldberg
    Head of Interventional Oncology Unit and Director of the Applied Radiology Research Lab, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center; Director, CT Intervention and Tumor Ablation Therapy, Harvard University-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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    V. Suzanne Klimberg
    Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Director of Diseases of the Breast Fellowship and Director of the Rockefeller Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Program

Previous Investors

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    Bob Shaw
    Former CEO of Millex
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    James Kelly, MD
    Medical Director, Advanced Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery, LLC
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    Harry Kraemer
    Executive Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners (Former CEO of Baxter International Inc.)