April 11, 2014
New Wave Surgical Corp. invented and distributed the D-HELP kit, which keeps laparoscopic and robotic lenses heated and clean during procedures. The founder, R. Alexander Gomez, was trying to raise capital for expansion before the acquisition.
In a recent interview with Nancy Dahlberg’s The Starting Gate, Gomez explained: “We had been growing very quickly. We were getting orders from around the world. I knew I wanted to make it the standard of care. With Covidien, now it really can dominate.”
Gomez plans to start a fund to help other entrepreneurs.
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