Israeli Startup Secures $6m to Accelerate Clinical Trials of Product that Reduces Risk of Stroke Post TAVR

An Israeli medical device startup focusing on cardiovascular medical devices announced the securing of $6 million in Series A1 investment round from private healthcare investors. Filterlex Medical can now accelerate implementation of the startup’s CAPTIS® clinical program evaluating the next-generation, full-body embolic protection device designed to reduce the risk of stroke and other complications during left-heart procedures.

The Challenge

The company recently issued a press release announcing its funding and intentions to develop the CAPTIS device, designed to deal with the risks associated with catheter-based procedures.  One example provided, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), involves the common release of embolic particles into the blood flow which can trigger neurological deficiencies from cognitive impairment to debilitating stroke.

The Investigational Product

In a recent first-in-human study the CAPTIS device was easily and intuitively deployed and retrieved reports the study’s startup sponsor.  They point out the device was “securely positioned in the aorta, protecting its surface, while facilitating a seamless TAVR procedure...

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