Cagent Vascular closes $12m Series B

Cagent Vascular said today it closed a $11.9 million Series B round of financing to help support expand manufacturing and a limited launch of the company’s Serranator Alto angioplasty device. The round was led by two strategic investors and joined by Balestier Investments, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Synergy Ventures and other private investors, the Wayne, Penn.-based company said. Cagent Vascular’s Serranator is an angioplasty device that uses serrated metal strips on a semi-complaint balloon to create multiple longitudinal lines of micro-serrations within the luminal surface to aid in arterial expansion, which the company claims results in controlled lumen gain. “The Serranator’s serration technology is unique in that it combines an effective vessel dilatation technology with a highly deliverable system on a single platform. In my experience, it is quite effective in calcified or highly fibrotic lesions where balloon angioplasty has historically fallen short,” Dr. Mahmood Razavi of Orange, Ca.’s St. Joseph Hospital said in a press release. The company said its Serranator Alto has shown positive results in an above-the-knee study, specifically in patients with severe calcium. Proceeds from the Series B round will support further development efforts, and in pursuit of expanded indications and regulatory clearances, Cagent Vascular said. “The breadth and diversity of the investor base reflects an understanding of the value p...
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Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Vascular Wall Street Beat Avinger Layoffs Peripheral Artery Disease Source Type: news
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Cagent Vascular said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Serranator Alto balloon catheter, which is designed to treat peripheral artery disease. The Wayne, Pa.-based company bills its serration technology, created by co-founder and CMO Dr. Peter Schneider, as a way to improve arterial expansion during balloon angioplasty for PAD. The device’s balloon has serrated external metal strips designed to create linear “micro-serrations,” according to Cagent’s website. “A new approach to vessel dilatation is long overdue for treatment of diseased peripheral arteries. Today...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Cagent Vascular Peripheral Artery Disease Source Type: news
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