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Lydus Medical Is New Israeli Medtech Startup

Jessica Weiss, CEO of Lydus Medical (from press release) 

Lydus Medical is an Israeli medtech startup developing a novel product line for automating the creation of small blood vessel anastomoses. The company’s Vesseal is an automated microvascular suturing device that delivers a standardized, thread-only, omni-vessel anastomosis to enable simple, fast, safe, and effective procedures. A portfolio company of Sanara Ventures, Lydus Medical just raised $2.7 million in a Pre-A funding.

In recent years Israel has become known as the startup state or Startup Nation. The country has had multi-billion dollar exits for numerous software and security companies. But Startup Nations is also known for its medtech startups. Israel has always been a center for medical research and innovation. Now put that together with its startup culture and you have medtech nation.

Founded in 2017 by Prof. Ad-El, Head of Plastic Surgery Dep, Dr. Mansour, Plastic surgery Dep. both at Belinson Hospital in Israel and Mr. Daas, engineer and serial inventor, responsible for hundreds of patents and Sanara Ventures, an investment platform which focuses on early-stage life science companies, Lydus takes an innovative approach to surgical anastomosis, the connection of ultra-small blood and lymph vessels to one another.

“Anastomosis is one of the most complicated steps of surgery, and the key to success of many procedures, and it is still performed manually, making it time and labor intense, requiring high surgeon dexterity and a very unique skill set very few surgeons worldwide possess. This reality often results in poor clinical outcomes,” said Jessica Weiss, company’s CEO. “Lydus technology delivers standardized, accurate anastomosis, significantly improving clinical results, shortening operation time and enabling successful microsurgery procedures even when a rare, highly skilled microsurgeon isn’t available.”

Lydus developed, the Vesseal, a unique surgical device that enables precise, symmetrical and rapid connection of blood and lymph vessels of tiny diameters, ranging from 4.0 to 0.5mm, for complicated procedures, from breast reconstruction and lymphedema to bypass surgery and vascular access for hemodialysis. Lydus pipeline includes a diverse portfolio of products, all based on a patented invention.

“Lydus Medical, brings great innovation to the complex unmet need of surgical suturing, which includes more than 7 million surgeries a year across a variety of indications, reflecting a huge number of potential users of Lydus device,” said Assaf Barnea, Sanara Ventures, CEO and the Chairman of the company.

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