Providing a real-time, high-resolution view into the artery during intervention may help to identify high-risk plaques associated with cardiovascular events. Additional uses could include views of hard to see stent deployments, and assessment of apposition, stent strut symmetry, side branch interaction, dissection, thrombus formation. Diagnostic applications could include plaque luminal characterization for better device selection, endothelization of prior placed stents.
Targeting Treatment Gaps
CLOSING MANUFACTURING GAPS
To create an imaging device with micro-small components that can enter vessels and provide high-definition, real-time views of obscured lesions and at-risk plaques, requires closing manufacturing gaps by scaling up semi-conductor level manufacturing with highly precise robotics.
VerAvanti is an R&D intensive company developing unique components, software, electronics and robotic manufacturing processes. Engineering endoscopes with micro small probes.
Because the clinical dimensions of the device are too small for conventional manufacturing and larger than most semiconductor techniques, there is a “manufacturing gap” in the current market. To address this VerAvanti has establishedan in-house MEMS manufacturing and ISO-Class 8 Cleanroom assembly using robotic work cells. This enables precision-level quality and de-risks the product by minimizing direct human labor and standardizing assembly.
Began development of automated catheter production.
Design Concept – Coronary / Peripheral Scanning Fiber Endoscope
Established manufacturing clean-room environment that operates at Class ISO 8 levels.
Established corporate offices and R&D center of excellence.
VerAvanti Inc. founded.
Acquired exclusive worldwide rights to license SFE technology, consisting of more than 20 patents.
Hired core development and engineering staff.
Established automated document control system.