Murray Hill (NJ), USA
FlowCardia is a medical device company marketing catheters that reopen obstructed arteries in the legs, which can avoid amputation. Its lead product, the CROSSER™, uses high-frequency vibration to penetrate hard arterial blockages.
After Gilde led a large institutional financing round of growth capital, the company built a marketing and sales organization, expanded its product portfolio and developed into a high-growth, revenue-generating business. FlowCardia was acquired by C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) in 2010. It was located in Sunnyvale, California.