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Apama Medical Announces Issuance Of Patent For Low Profile Electrodes For Use On Balloons

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apama Medical, a privately held medical device company focused on the development of next-generation atrial fibrillation technologies, today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8295902 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), titled "Low Profile Electrodes". The patent encompasses low profile electrode assemblies for use on expandable structures such as balloons used in endovascular ablation or other surgical procedures.

"We are grateful to the NSF SBIR Grant for the funding of this breakthrough technology," said Amr Salahieh, Founder & CEO of Apama Medical. "In addition to this patent, we recently filed provisional patents for dramatic improvements to the catheter that will add significant value to our technology and the approach for treating patients with atrial fibrillation."

Currently, atrial fibrillation procedures are limited by existing technology constraints and long procedure times. The issuance of this patent allows Apama Medical to develop a unique product to incorporate ablation, mapping/vision, and irrigation in one product.

About Apama Medical
Apama Medical is a privately held medical device company formed by Shifamed LLC, a Silicon Valley based medical device incubator. Apama is focused on the rapidly growing electrophysiology (EP) market in which mapping and ablation is estimated to reach $2.0B in 2017.

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