Ventor Products is located in Israel and focuses on minimally invasive catheter procedures. Core Valve offers a non-surgical, alternative for patients to have their aortic valves replaced via a catheter. Neither company markets products for sale in the US. There appears to be a lot of mergers/purchases in medical devices today as well as in the pharma end of healthcare. BD
Medtronic said on Monday that it is buying two privately held makers of heart-valve technologies, paying about $1.03 billion in cash for both.
Both CoreValve, based in Minneapolis, and Ventor Technologies, based in Netanya, Israel, make products that allow heart valves to be replaced using a catheter, instead of through surgery.