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Middle Peak Medical Raises an Additional $3M to Develop Novel Mitral Valve Technology
Date:10/28/2013

or Wellington to add to our initial investment. Middle Peak's strong management team, including Dr. Lesh and his co-founder, Alex Khairkhahan, are making significant progress in developing this truly novel, elegant device."

Seventure venture partner Robert Schier, PhD noted that: "Middle Peak has a breakthrough technology that addresses a vast unmet need in the treatment of cardiac disease. We have every confidence in Dr. Lesh and Mr. Khairkhahan, who have previously brought a number of medical devices from conception to successful market entry, and are thrilled to add such well-regarded investors to our syndicate, and to expand our lead investment."

About Middle Peak Medical

Middle Peak Medical is a privately held medical device company, focused on developing a break-through device to meet unmet needs in the treatment of mitral valve disease. The Company's technology has application in both minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and catheter-based percutaneous intervention. Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most common form of heart valve disease in the U.S. and Europe, with moderate to severe disease affecting 1-2% of the population. Normally, the mitral valve closes when the main pumping chamber of the heart, the left ventricle, contracts, preventing oxygen-carrying blood from flowing backward into the left atrium. MR occurs when the valve fails to seal completely. Patients with MR can experience difficulty breathing, weakness, heart failure, and even death.

Middle Peak Medical currently has operating entities in Germany and the United States.

About Wellington Partners

Wellington Partners is among the most successful pan-European Venture Capital firms. With more than € 800 million under management and offices in Munich, London and <
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