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PECA Labs

PECA Labs expects to save thousands of children from 2 open heart surgeries and exit with a strong ROI within 2 years.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website pecalabs.com

Company Summary

PECA Labs has developed the Masa Valve, a humanitarian device for a pediatric cardiac reconstructive surgery. The Masa Valve has statistically shown a clinically significant improvement over the two existing options after over 3 years of implantation in 49 children with intraoperative construction . PECA Labs can utilize an expedited regulatory pathway (HDE) to FDA approval by Q1 2015, leading to an early exit or to >$80M revenue in 5 years.

Team

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    Doug Bernstein
    Founder and CEO

    Doug Bernstein is a mechanical and biomedical engineering alumnus from Carnegie Mellon University. He has conducted extensive research in the fields of cardiovascular devices, computational fluid dynamics, and micro-robotics among other disciplines.

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    Dr. Arush Kalra
    CSO

    Arush Kalra was a practicing surgeon in pediatric urology before completing his MS in biomedical engineering at CMU, focusing on the evaluation and optimization of pediatric heart valves.

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    Jamie Quinterno
    COO

    Jamie Quinterno is a CMU alumnus in business and history. While at CMU he was a chairperson of the Society of Automotive Engineers Race Team, where he managed operations.

Advisors

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    David Smith (Corporate) and Ray Miller (IP) from Pepper Hamilton
    Lawyer
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    Carbis Walker, LLP
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Innovation Works
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    Carnegie Mellon University
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    Friends and Family
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    Individual Angels
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