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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R. Scott Huennekens

R. Scott Huennekens most recently served as the President, CEO, and Chairman for Verb Surgical, a startup company formed by Google and Johnson & Johnson to develop surgical platforms including advanced surgical robotics, from August 2015 to December 2018. Prior to joining Verb Surgical, Scott was president, CEO, and a member of the board of directors of Volcano Corporation, a medical device company focused on coronary artery disease, from 2002 until Volcano was acquired by Royal Philips in February 2015. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Vida FLaSH Acquisitions, Acutus, Nuvasive, & Envista Holdings Corporation. Scott received a BS in business administration from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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