CoreValve – Acquired by Medtronic in 2009 for $700 million, plus milestone payments. CoreValve developed a Percutaneous Aortic Valve to replace open heart surgery with a minimally invasive approach. Product approved in Europe and many other countries, with more than 25,000 patients treated to date. CoreValve is considered as one of the most successful private medtech exits in the last 10 years. The company was founded by Prof Jacques Seguin, a cardiac surgeon and repeat entrepreneur in the cardiovascular space.

Medical Devices

Antoine Papiernik

Antoine Papiernik is a Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners, which he joined in 1997. Antoine has been an initial investor and active board member in public companies like Actelion, ProQR, Shockwave Medical,  NovusPharma (then sold to CTI), Movetis (then sold to Shire), Mainstay, Pixium Vision and...