Marblehead Medical, LLC

Marblehead Medical is developing a family of next-generation flow-arrest access catheters to address unmet clinical needs in acute stroke care.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Rochester, MN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2016
  • Employees 7
  • Incorporation Type LLC
  • Website

Company Summary

Marblehead Medical, LLC, founded by internationally recognized Mayo Clinic Interventional Neuroradiologists, is filling the critical need for improved guide catheter technology in stroke treatment. Based on 80 interviews with leading interventionalists, our experienced design and quality team created BOSS, a balloon device optimized to physician needs. We have obtained over $2.5M in NIH funding and are anticipating a Q2 2020 commercial launch.


  • President

    Dr. Kallmes is an internationally recognized Mayo Clinic neurointerventionalist. Dr. Kallmes has over 600 publications and has led multiple registry and randomized trials, and has received over $10M in federal and industry grants. He also runs Mayo Clinic's stroke animal lab, and has assisted with testing devices acquired for >$800M cumulatively. Dr. Kallmes invented BOSS and leads research, development, and physician outreach at Marblehead.

  • Waleed Brinjikji
    Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Brinjikji is the youngest Mayo Clinic faculty member to receive $1.5M in NIH funding and recently completed the prestigious Mayo Scholar fellowship at the University of Toronto. He is also a journal editor and leading meta-analytical author, with over 150 publications and experience consulting for over a dozen device companies. Dr. Brinjikji leads clinical research, marketing, assists with device development and strategic planning.

  • Kristin Mortenson
    Director of Regulatory & Quality

    Kristin Mortenson has over 30 years experience in development, regulatory research, and quality systems for both device and software-based medical innovations. She leads quality/QMS development, regulatory submissions, and document management for Marblehead.

  • Kevin Kallmes

    Kevin is a serial medical entrepreneur whose first company, founded in 2015, exceeds $1M in revenue assisting physicians with clinical research and NIH grantwriting. After attending Duke Law School, Kevin worked in biotech-focused IP transactions at Sullivan & Cromwell, and he has obtained over $7.5M in grant funding for device startups, including $2.5M for Marblehead. He leads operations, strategic negotiations, and personnel management.

  • Director of Business Development

    Keith is a sales executive with 5 years experience creating connections to leading strategic device companies. He has led acquisition strategy, distribution, and personnel at three startups, and manages Marblehead's corporate relationships from device distribution to acquisition negotiations.

  • Board Member

    Bryan is a serial entrepreneur and board member with experience in medical research and device development. Bryan assists with commercialization, corporate governance, strategic vision, and product development.

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