Flowcardia - Gilde Healthcare



Murray Hill, NJ, USA

Cardiovascular medical device
Since: 2007
Exit: 2010

FlowCardia is a medical device company marketing catheters that reopen obstructed arteries in the legs, which can avoid amputation. Its lead product, the CROSSERâ„¢, 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.