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WOMEN-LED STARTUPS

10 women-led medtech startups you should know The Medical Design & Outsourcing editorial team drew on its resources to create this list of womenled startups. These companies are less

than 10 years old or are still working toward commercialization of products and were founded by women and/or are led by women.

Bringing motion to medicine: How Actuated Medical is innovating deep brain stimulation and more Actuated Medical is making electrode placement for deep brain stimulation easier and less traumatic.

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early 16 years ago, Actuated Medical co-founder, President and CEO Maureen Mulvihill was working for a company making actuators that were the size of a grain of rice. While the company was focused on components, she wanted to help patients more. "I was actually sitting in a doctor's office and I was showing him the little

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actuators. He's like, 'Maureen, I don't need that. I need the whole system FDA approved,'" she told Medical Design & Outsourcing. Mulvihill understood that sentiment and went on to start Actuated Medical with the idea of putting motion into medicine. Bellefonte, Pennsylvania-based Actuated Medical is a medical device

ACTUATED MEDICAL Bellefonte, Pennsylvania CEO, PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER MAUREEN MULVIHILL

BLUEGRASS VASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES San Antonio, Texas CEO AND PRESIDENT GABRIELE NIEDERAUER

Actuated Medical develops disruptive devices that integrate electronically controlled motion to improve outcomes in ICU care, deep brain stimulation and more.

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies is developing devices for central venous access procedures, including its Surfacer Inside-Out access catheter system.

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product development company with devices that have some kind of motion built in. It has three commercial devices, including the NeuralGlider neural implant inserter that reduces tissue deformation during trans-pial insertion of deep brain stimulation electrodes, TubeClear feeding tube clearing system and GentleSharp blood sampling system.

BONE HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES San Francisco CEO LAURA YECIES Bone Health Technologies makes wearable, vibrating technology that prevents osteoporosis.

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CALA HEALTH San Mateo, California CEO RENEE RYAN Cala Health is developing wearable technology that uses vibrations to non invasively treat essential tremor.