HOUSTON, TX (OCTOBER 25, 2016) – Houston heart pump developer Procyrion Inc. today announced they have been recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List, the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study conducted by Entrepreneur, Procyrion is recognized as a well-rounded company that has mastered a balance of impact, innovation, growth and leadership.
“We are honored to be included and humbled by the other innovative companies on the Entrepreneur 360TM List,” said Benjamin A. Hertzog, Ph.D., CEO of Procyrion. “This further validates all of the hard work our team has put in to become a well-rounded company while developing a life altering technology.”
Procyrion, Inc. is working to give chronic heart failure patients a solution by developing the world’s first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for ambulatory use. The Aortix system, built around a powerful micro-pump mounted on a set of expandable anchoring struts, is designed to rest the heart by reducing afterload and improve blood flow to vital organs. Unlike other circulatory assist devices, including ventricular assist devices (VADs), that involve invasive, high risk surgical procedures, Aortix is small enough – 6mm wide and less than 6.5cm long – to allow for a non-surgical, minimally invasive deployment via catheter.
“The Entrepreneur 360 List celebrates outstanding companies for the value they bring to the world, not just the worth of their company,” says Ryan Shea, president of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. “The companies on this list exemplify growth, not just in top and bottom line, but in their ability to create a superior value for their customers, build adaptive learning cultures, and drive innovation in their marketplace.”
Honorees were identified based on the results from a comprehensive study of independently-owned companies, using a proprietary algorithm and other advanced analytics. The algorithm was built on a balanced scorecard designed to measure four metrics reflecting major pillars of entrepreneurship—innovation, growth, leadership and impact.
To learn more about Procyrion, Inc. visit: www.procyrion.com
For additional details on the Entrepreneur 360 List and the companies recognized, visit: entrepreneur.com/360companies
Houston-based medical device firm Procyrion, Inc. is developing the first catheter-deployed, intra-aortic pump for ambulatory use. The device is designed to rest and heal the heart by reducing afterload while simultaneously improving blood flow to vital organs. This groundbreaking cardiology tool, conceived by cardiologist Dr. Reynolds M. Delgado, III, medical director of Mechanical Support Devices in Heart Failure at the Texas Heart Institute, is expected to provide a minimally invasive treatment option for millions of chronic heart failure patients. For more information, visit www.procyrion.com or call 713.579.9227.
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