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Modern valves for Humans

Modern valves for Humans

Over 10% of the US suffers from bad valves in the veins of legs and advanced vein disease, with no option for replacement. Innovein (YC W16) addresses this unmet medical need with a minimally invasive valve for the veins.

As people age, valves in the veins of their legs begin to function poorly. This allows blood to build up by the ankles due to gravity, leading to pain/swelling of the feet, skin discoloration, and ultimately open wounds by the ankles.

The beachhead market is the treatment of vein ulcers (google image), which are open wounds by the ankles. Millions of US patients are affected by the condition, have no definitive cure, and spend billions annually on just managing the condition.
Led operations to bring half a dozen medical technologies to market. Experience as COO, VP Clinical, Director R&D.

Albert K. Chin, M.D.

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Commercialized twelve medical device inventions, Co-Founder Guidant Cardiac Surgery, B.S. MIT, M.S. Stanford University, M.D. UCSF
Co-founder @Innovein (YC W16) • SVP @Pioneer Fund • Forbes 30 Under 30 • Medical training @ UCSF • Engineering training @ Northwestern

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