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Saranas is a medical device company focused on improving patient outcomes by enabling rapid detection of vascular access site bleeding complications.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Houston, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2013
  • Employees 10
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website saranas.com

Company Summary

Saranas is enabling rapid detection of vascular access site bleeding complications in the femoral artery. The company’s patented technology has been validated in large animals and enables physicians to mitigate the downstream consequences by addressing the complication immediately using straightforward adjustments to the procedure. These complications currently endanger patients and cost the healthcare system > $500 Million annually.


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    Greg Guidroz

    Over 18 years of experience as CFO/Controller in public and private companies

    Lead role in the $1 billion sale of Tanox to Genentech

    Extensive banking experience, 17 start-ups in healthcare and technology companies and numerous venture capital financing transactions

    Volunteer for the Houston Technology Center and serves as a reviewer for the Gulf Coast Region of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.

    Education: BBA (Accounting) Lamar Un

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    Mehdi Razavi
    Founder & Chief Medical Officer

    Practicing cardiac electrophysiologist at THI/SLEH

    Director of Electrophysiology Research and Innovations at THI/SLEH

    Co-Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship training program.

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Rice University

    Education: MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania

    Internal Medicine Residency & Cardiology and Electrophysiology Fellowship training all at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minne

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    President & CEO

    Joined Saranas as CEO in February 2013

    Over 10 years as a healthcare management consultant

    Clients ranged from start up organizations to Fortune 500 companies

    Research scientist with Acadia Pharmaceuticals

    12+ years of experience in sales, marketing, strategic planning and business development

    Education: MS and MBA degrees through the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Enterprise Program

    BS (Microbiology) UCSD

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    VP Operations

    BSME/MSME with 25 years of engineering and personnel management experience focused on electromechanical systems development. Former VP of R&D, iDev Technologies

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    Joanna Nathan
    Director of Product Development

    MEng, Bioengineering, Rice University
    3+ years working in medical device research and development
    Founder of enventure, Houston's community for life science entrepreneurs


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    Mike Blaney