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Silk Medical

New surgeries with precision instrument: cuts like steel scalpel and controls blood loss, but no thermal damage or smoke of electrosurgery.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Boulder, CO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2000
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

Silk Medical will manufacture and sell a new low power surgical instrument that cuts like a cold steel scalpel while providing the hemostasis of electrosurgery. First markets will be orthopedic and vascular procedures followed by plastic/cosmetic and general surgical procedures. The precision incisions without thermal damage enable new procedures where controlling bleeding is essential but electrosurgery cannot be used.


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    Warren P. Heim
    CEO and CTO

    Over 30 years experience medical device R&D and small business management. Former engineering manager and product manager at Valleylab. Started and sold businesses and negotiated license agreements. Over 20 medical device patents, including surgical instruments. Contract R&D clients include Valleylab, Abbott, Baxter, J&J, Smith+Nephew, Linvatec. Liberal arts and engineering degrees from Dartmouth (1973, 1974, 1975).

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    Ernie Gregory

    Owner and manager small business, CFO medical device startup, Valleylab (Vice-President Administration, Human Resources, Director Finance & Administration during Pfizer and Tyco Healthcare), B.S. Accounting, MBA.

Previous Investors

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    Silk Medical will commercialize deveopments by Team Medical, LLC (owned by Warren Heim and family)