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Catheter-based right-sided heart pump from Jena will be further developed: bm|t and Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland to provide financing

  • 2015

Nova­Pump GmbH, a young car­di­ol­ogy com­pany from Jena, closed another round of financ­ing with bm|t (beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh) – a sub­sidiary of the Thüringer Auf­baubank – and Sparkasse Jena-Saale. “This fund­ing will allow the com­pany to develop its tech­nolo­gies and prod­ucts in the field of car­diac sup­port for acute patients and then, together with part­ners, gain prod­uct approval,” said Katrin Uschmann, Invest­ment Man­ager at bm|t.

The aim of Nova­Pump is to develop a pump­ing sys­tem to sup­port the heart in the event of right-sided heart attacks and other weak­nesses of the right ven­tri­cle. “The tech­no­log­i­cal and patient-ori­ented ben­e­fits of our PERKAT™ tech­nol­ogy are the 100% catheter-guided implan­ta­tion; the self-expan­sion of the heart pumps; the high pump­ing capac­ity with low con­struc­tion com­plex­ity; the ECG-con­trolled, pul­satile pump sup­port and the non-med­ical under­stand­abil­ity,” explained Dipl.-Ing. Ronald Reich, CEO of Nova­Pump. Sci­en­tific con­tri­bu­tions to PERKAT™ (per­cu­ta­neous catheter pump tech­nol­ogy) were adopted in 2015 in inter­na­tional car­di­ol­ogy con­fer­ences and in lead­ing jour­nals for pub­li­ca­tion. PERKAT™ is patent-pro­tected in the major indus­trial coun­tries and tar­get markets.

About Nova­Pump:

Nova Pump – founded in 2012 – is a spe­cial­ized med­ical com­pany from Jena that, together with an exter­nal net­work of part­ners, devel­ops and mar­kets prod­ucts for inter­ven­tional car­diac sup­port. In the com­pany, mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary exper­tise is united. Nova Pump closed its first round of financ­ing in 2013 with HTGF (High-Tech Gründerfonds).

About Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland:

For more than 185 years, Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Hol­z­land has been a strong and reli­able part­ner in the Jena and Saale-Hol­z­land region. Thanks to its large branch net­work, con­sul­tants are avail­able for their clients in the imme­di­ate vicin­ity, allow­ing impor­tant deci­sions to be made quickly and locally. Sparkasse offers every­thing in one place, from check­ing accounts to real estate bro­ker­age, and con­struc­tion finance to com­mer­cial and cor­po­rate lend­ing. As a pub­lic insti­tu­tion, Sparkasse is com­mit­ted to the com­mon good and eco­nomic devel­op­ment of the Jena-Saale-Hol­z­land region and peo­ple who live there.

Con­tact:

Katrin Uschmann, Invest­ment Man­ager bm|t
Tel.: +49 361−7447−610
katrin.uschmann@bm‑t.de

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