Company: Euapanous Inc.
Founder: Karrie Dudek
Company overview: The medical device startup has developed a novel hydrogel technology that promotes the growth of large blood vessels, which allows for the restoration of blood flow to systemic tissues. The technology can help with peripheral artery disease, which causes the loss of blood flow to the lower extremities. The technology has the potential to salvage limbs.
Fast fact: The company has plans to submit for SBIR funding support.
Quoteworthy: “Innovation is actually a really important word to me. That’s part of why I went the PHD route, over medical school — so I could be at the leading edge of innovation.”