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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J. Avi Roop

J. Avi Roop is a Managing Director at Research Corporation Technologies and brings 25 years of experience in surgical and interventional device markets with expertise in early-stage development from unmet need identification to early commercialization. During his career, he spent more than ten years at St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific as well as spent a decade as a startup CEO. Avi has been named on more than 80 patents and completed three company exits. He completed the Stanford Biodesign Fellowship supported by the Cottrell, Kauffman and Lucile Packard Foundations, received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and received a BS Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology.

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