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VesselTek BioMedical LLC

VesselTek is commercializing vascular grafts and a perivascular wrap. Our patented coating dramatically reduces restenosis of arteries.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Evanston, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2008
  • Employees 3
  • Website vesseltek.com

Company Summary

There is a large, unmet need for a better vascular graft to revascularize late stage patients with peripheral artery disease. Approximately 70% of prosthetic vascular grafts in the lower leg fail within two years. When they fail, the only remaining therapeutic recourse is amputation. In gold standard animal trials, vascular grafts with our patented coating reduced restenosis and intimal hyperplasia 50% - 60% compared to ePTFE grafts.

Team

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    Melina R. Kibbe
    Chief Medical Officer

    Melina Kibbe, MD is a vascular surgeon, and a Professor in vascular surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. For more information, visit: http://fsmweb.northwestern.edu/faculty/FacultyProfile.cfm?xid=15041

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    Allen Conger
    President

    Mr. Conger’s background includes investment banking, owning and operating a high end residential construction company, medical and surgical equipment sales, and buy-side institutional investment product management. He earned an MBA with a concentration in financial management from The University of Chicago.

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    Guillermo Ameer
    Chief Technology Officer

    Dr. Ameer is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University. Professor of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine. Prolific and well funded researcher. For more information, see: http://www.ameerlab.northwestern.edu/

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    Allen Conger
    President

    Mr. Conger’s background includes investment banking, owning and operating a high end residential construction company, medical and surgical equipment sales, and buy-side institutional investment product management. He earned an MBA with a concentration in financial management from The University of Chicago.

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    Guillermo Ameer
    Chief Technology Officer

    Dr. Ameer is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University. Professor of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine. Prolific and well funded researcher. For more information, see: http://www.ameerlab.northwestern.edu/

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    Melina R. Kibbe
    Chief Medical Officer

    Melina Kibbe, MD is a vascular surgeon, and a Professor in vascular surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. For more information, visit: http://fsmweb.northwestern.edu/faculty/FacultyProfile.cfm?xid=15041

Advisors

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    Steve Ducommun of Perkins Coie
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    NIH grant $300,000
    Unconfirmed