Where did our name come from?

We’re called Q’Apel for the Qu’Appelle River, a waterway that winds through Saskatchewan, Canada. Why? Because this pristine river charts a winding path, full of twists, turns, and straightaways alike. That’s what we do, too. Our cutting-edge products—neurological catheters, specifically—are designed to navigate the twists and turns of the brain’s neurovasculature, empowering therapeutic thrombectomy and cerebral aneurysm devices to deliver life-changing outcomes.

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Christy Brethorst

Christy has 10 years of medical device experience in dynamic medical device and diagnostic companies before joining Q’Apel Medical in 2021. Christy has held global marketing, product management, and research development roles at both start-up companies as well as Fortune 500. She began her medical device career with Covidien Neurovascular (acquired by Medtronic) in R&D, focused on their new product development, specializing in neurovascular stents, AIS products, and implantables. Christy worked for Becton Dickinson in global marketing for their interventional solutions portfolio before rejoining Medtronic Neurovascular as the US hemorrhagic marketing lead and an international marketing manager. More recently, Christy established product management strategies and lead new product development for Mesa Biotech (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific). Christy holds a Bachelor’s from University of Missouri and a Master’s degree from the University of California-Riverside in Biomedical Engineering.

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