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Spotlight on Flow Forward Medical, LLC


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Flow Forward Medical is a U.S. private company that develops cardiovascular devices to improve eligibility and reduce maturation failure of arteriovenous fistula vascular access sites for hemodialysis. It raised $1 million in a completion of a Series A venture capital investment as reported in the PharmSource Lead Sheet on February, 16 2017.

Corporate Highlights

  • Flow Forward Medical was founded in 2010
  • Corporate Headquarters: Olathe, KS

Sourcing Opportunities

  • Flow Forward Medical plans to use the proceeds to support the development of its AFE system for arteriovenous fistulas.

Device: The AFE system™
Development Phase: Pre-feasibility studies
Medical Specialty: Cardiovascular/Vascular; Surgery; Urology/Nephrology
Purpose: Device – Therapeutic/Interventional
Type: Implant – Other; Pump
Description: A temporary extracorporeal rotary blood pump system designed to dilate veins prior to arteriovenous fistula (AVF) surgery for hemodialysis patients.

Previous Financings

  • May 2015: $5.7 million in a completed venture capital investment

Medical Device & Diagnostics Pipeline1

Product Candidate Indication Medical Specialty Purpose Type Status
AFE system Arteriovenous Fistula Cardiovascular/
Vascular; Surgery; Urology/Nephrology
Device – Therapeutic/Interventional Implant – Other; Pump Pre-feasibility studies

1Source: PharmSource Lead Sheet

Contact Information

Flow Forward Medical, LLC Key Officers
10900 S. Clay Blair Blvd. F. Nicolas Franano, MD, CEO
Olathe, KS, 66061 USA William P. Whitaker, Corporate Secretary, Director
Phone: +1-913-730-1651 Howard M. Loree, II, PhD, VP, R&D

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Scotty is a Research Analyst at PharmSource. He holds a BS degree in Biology from George Mason University and an MPH degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He’s experienced in data collection, analysis and management, and has done laboratory analysis and safety program development.

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