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2019

1st issued US patent on fully absorbable vascular filter (US: 10383718)

2018

1st deployment of absorbable vascular filter in human (Elizondo, Eggers, et. al., J. Vasc. Interv. Radiol. 2020;31)

Moved into new headquarters with ISO Class 7 clean room

2017

1st issued patent on fully absorbable vascular filter (China: ZL201280010783.0)

$3.0M award NIH National Heart Lung & Blood Institute

2016

1st randomized controlled animal study of absorbable filter (Eggers, Rouselle, et. al. J. Vasc. Interv. Radiol. 2019;30)

1st place Medtech Innovator award at Wilson Sonsini annual conference

2nd place Medtech Innovator award at Advamed annual conference

2015

1st place Medical World Americas annual conference

Texas Medical Center TMCx accelerator inaugural company

$1.5M award NIH National Heart Lung & Blood Institute

2014

Michael DeBakey award for the US life science company with highest potential

Rice Alliance top ten award at annual conference

2013

1st deployment of absorbable vascular filter in animal (Eggers, Huang. et. al. J Vasc. Surg. 2015;3)

MEST (Medicine, Energy, Space and Technology) award at Rice University annual conference

2012

1st publication on absorbable vascular filter (Eggers, Reitman. J. Vasc. Interv. Radiol. 2012;23)

2011

1st place American Medical Association research award (surgery & bioengineering)

1st patent filed on fully absorbable vascular filter