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.Who We Are
Tom has extensive experience in bringing venture funded medical technology companies from initial startup through product commercialization, revenue growth and exit. Tom is founder of Privy, the maker of Finess®, a novel FDA-cleared and clinically validated technology for a large consumer health market. Prior to founding Privy, he served as President and CEO of WaveTec Vision Systems (now part of Alcon) from its initial venture funding in 2005, taking it from benchtop prototype through clinical validation and early commercialization, until September 2010. Prior to joining WaveTec, Tom was Founder/CEO of Genyx Medical, Inc., which he sold to C.R. Bard in 2005. Prior to founding Genyx, he was with Micro Therapeutics, Inc. (now Medtronic Neurovascular) from 1994 through 1997 as its CFO.
By working side by side with neurological specialists and caregivers, we craft solutions that get straight to the heart of what’s needed. Reach out to learn more.