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Is a big exit under way at lung cancer treatment firm superDimension?

An Israeli publication is reporting that minimally invasive pulmonary device company superDimension  is in acquisition talks to be bought for $300 million. The suitor is Massachusetts-based Covidien, according to the Globes business publication. Covidien Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm, was an investor in superDimension’s latest financing round  in September, when it raised $11 million. […]

An Israeli publication is reporting that minimally invasive pulmonary device company superDimension  is in acquisition talks to be bought for $300 million.

The suitor is Massachusetts-based Covidien, according to the Globes business publication. Covidien Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm, was an investor in superDimension’s latest financing round  in September, when it raised $11 million.

Other investors of superDimension include OrbiMed Advisors, Oxford Biosciences Partners, Pitango Venture Capital and  Medica Venture Partners.

A call to the company’s CEO Dan Sullivan was received by his assistant who said she would pass on the query to Sullivan. A call to the company’s chief financial officer Rick Buchholz was not immediately returned.

The Minnesota company’s iLogic system diagnoses and treats lung cancer using Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy “to provide minimally invasive access to lesions deep in the lungs as well as mediastinal lymph nodes,” according to superDimension’s website.

Through this minimally invasive procedure that extends the reach of standard bronchoscopes, physicians are able to diagnose both benign and safe lesions in the lung, thereby improving treatment decisions. The company’s technology also prevents the need for higher-risk interventions to diagnose and treat lung cancer.

In a statement announcing the $11 million financing round, Sullivan said that the company’s  Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) has been  used more than 22,000 times in more than 350 hospitals worldwide.

The company was founded in Tel Aviv, but has headquarters in Plymouth, Minnesota.

 

 

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