Heart Failure

S2E9: 'Meet the Innovators' - William Altman, CEO, and Christina Bolch, PhD, Sr Biomedical Engineer, CorInnova

S2E9: 'Meet the Innovators' - William Altman, CEO, and Christina Bolch, PhD, Sr Biomedical Engineer, CorInnova

“Robots Hug the Heart for HF Relief” Houston-based start-up, CorInnova Inc., is developing a minimally invasive soft robotic cardiac device that they anticipate will shift the paradigm of existing heart failure (HF) treatments, and may reverse the progression of HF or even prevent its development in post-heart attack patients. In this interview, CEO William Altman and Senior Biomedical Engineer Christina Bolch talk about their experiences in getting the company and its technology where it is and what’s next for CorInnova.

S2E6: 'Meet the Innovators' - Jacob Kriegel, MD, co-founder and CMO, Alleviant Medical

S2E6: 'Meet the Innovators' - Jacob Kriegel, MD, co-founder and CMO, Alleviant Medical

“A Hole in the Heart Alleviates HF Symptoms”  Houston medical device start-up, Alleviant Medical, is developing a novel transcatheter technology that applies left atrial decompression to provide symptomatic relief for congestive heart failure. In this interview, co-founder and CMO Jacob Kriegel, MD talks about his experiences in co-founding the company and what’s next for Alleviant Medical.

ICYMI: HFpEF an Emerging Opportunity in Structural Heart

 ICYMI: HFpEF an Emerging Opportunity in Structural Heart

Start-ups are developing transcatheter treatments for a type of heart failure that has been increasing in prevalence: heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. HFpEF is a huge potential device market because it appears to develop from an accumulation of damages that come with aging rather than a specific cause like heart attack or valve dysfunction.

*Special Edition* S2E1: 'Meet the Innovators' - Billy Cohn, MD, VP, Johnson and Johnson's Medical Devices Companies, Director, CDI @ TMC

*Special Edition* S2E1: 'Meet the Innovators' - Billy Cohn, MD, VP, Johnson and Johnson's Medical Devices Companies, Director, CDI @ TMC

“Billy Cohn, MD: Making Medtech Makers at Johnson & Johnson’s CDI @TMC” In this candid video interview onsite at the Center for Device Innovation in Houston, TX, Billy Cohn, MD, VP of Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Device Companies and Director, CDI @ TMC reflects on his extensive device patent journey and shares the keys to overcoming the never-ending challenges that plague device innovation.

S1E11: 'Meet the Innovators' - Arnaud Mascarell, co-founder and CEO, FineHeart SA

S1E11: 'Meet the Innovators' - Arnaud Mascarell, co-founder and CEO, FineHeart SA

“FineHeart: A Disruptively Simple Solution for Advanced Heart Failure” France-based FineHeart SA aims to make an impact on the second leading cause of death in the US and in Europe: heart failure (HF) with its first patented product ICOMS. The ICOMS is a hybrid system composed of a pulsatile smart pump, an electrical synchronization module, a control board, and an energy module powered by a TET system. In this interview, CEO Arnaud Mascarell talks about his early inspiration, his experiences in co-founding the company and what’s next for FineHeart.