Who We Are
Millipede is based in Santa Rosa California and was founded in August of 2012 by Steven F. Bolling, a renowned cardiac surgeon at the University of Michigan, with the goal of providing the gold standard of heart valve repair – a complete annuloplasty ring – delivered via a transcatheter approach. An innovative repair solution with the potential to not only decrease mortality and morbidity, but also expand care options for millions of people around the world.
The vision for Millipede is to develop the catheter based solution to treat mitral and tricuspid regurgitation, restoring health and expanding options for physicians and patients globally.
The IRIS is a complete semi-rigid annuloplasty ring designed to replicate the gold standard in valve repair – a complete annuloplasty ring. The IRIS reduces the valve annulus diameter enabling return of leaflet coaptation and reduction of regurgitation.
Caution: The IRIS transcatheter annuloplasty ring system from Millipede, Inc. is investigational and not available for commercial use.
Extending Life through Expanded Options in Transcatheter Valve Repair.