THE UNMET NEED
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally.1
31% of global deaths each year are due to cardiovascular disease.2
17.7 million people die every year from cardiovascular disease.3
THE PIONEERING SOLUTION
Valtari Bio is developing a point of care blood test to expedite the diagnosis of suspected stroke patients. Their product, ReST (Rapid evaluation Stroke Triage) will help clinicians, with or without stroke experience, to make a confident assessment in ten minutes or less.
Vascor are a medical device company aiming to dramatically improve the quality and longevity of life for millions of people suffering with heart failure.
Their Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) will offer a safer and more effective destination therapy option to people unlikely to receive a transplant.
Aruga has developed a novel arterial graft that has been developed from a materials science perspective to allow normal vascular expansion and contraction to occur forming novel internal surfaces that prevent platelet aggregation.
1. Cardiovascular diseases http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs317/en/ Accessed April 2018. 2. Cardiovascular diseases http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs317/en/ Accessed April 2018. 3. Cardiovascular disease http://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/en/ Accessed April 2018.