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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The champion

Sara Thompson

Sara is an accomplished executive who brings a proven track record of over 25 years of experience driving sales growth in the medical device industry both with startups and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Q’Apel, Sara was cofounder and CEO of FavorHealth, a digital healthcare company focused on streamlining perioperative care. Before that, Sara spent 7 years at Penumbra, Inc. and played an instrumental role in bringing Penumbra from an early stage startup to a successful public Healthcare Company. Before advancing into corporate roles, Sara spent 15 years as a top-performing medical device consultant, working for Stryker, Kyphon/Medtronic, and Dentsply. She has extensive experience bringing disruptive technologies to market from concept to commercialization in the healthcare industry.

“At Q’Apel, our goal is to always start with the customer’s needs in mind, execute with precision and conduct our business with the utmost ethical standards. It’s not very often in your career you find a company that truly is dedicated to their customer and really lives and breathes it. It begins with the team, who they are, what they believe and how they conduct business. Our team is committed to excellence! That standard is what resonates most with me.”

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