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Evalve, Mitralign Deals: Heart Valves Draw New Device Investors

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Over the last few years, interventional heart valve technologies have been among the most popular segments of the cardiovascular device market with venture investors. This popularity has resulted in some VCs concluding that the space has become saturated. While the market may be getting tougher to enter for newcomers, the successful financing rounds recently closed by Evalve and Mitralign show that investors--including new device investors--remain bullish on companies that can demonstrate an effective percutaneous alternative to existing surgical procedures.

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