Aria CV Wins Tops Honors in Device Organization 'Shark Tank' Competition

U of M startup Aria CV, which uses a balloon-like device to treat pulmonary hypertension, won a Shark Tank Innovation Competition award.

That idea took top honors recently in a contest for medical innovations held during a major medical device conference in San Diego. Aria CV, the St. Paul-based company that is spearheading the device’s development, could have a multibillion-dollar market niche on its hands if regulators one day approve it as safe and effective in treating forms of pulmonary hypertension, company executives believe.

Read the full story in the Star Tribune.