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    HEPTA Medical

    HEPTA Medical is developing a unique minimally invasive non surgical treatment modality for early lung cancer. The company is working on a sensor, embedded into a bronchoscopic or percutaneous ablation catheter, which provides temperature-based feedback. This enables real-time dosing to precisely target and ablate pulmonary nodules, the precursor of lung cancer, without the need for surgery or radiation.

    HEPTA Medical has finalized its prototype design and completed its pre-clinical validation. The company is currently looking for a strategic partner to get into the clinic.

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      Medical Devices

    • Strategies

      MD Start

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    The Sofinnova Capital Strategy acts as a founding and lead investor in early-stage biopharma and medtech start-ups focusing on groundbreaking therapeutic technologies.

    SofinnovaMD Start

    The MD Start Strategy is Sofinnova’s in-house medtech accelerator. The team’s hands-on entrepreneurial expertise contributes to the platform's global leadership in company building.


    The Sofinnova Crossover Strategy supports ground-breaking innovations in later-stage biotech and medtech companies, enabling ambitious life sciences companies to reach their full potential.

    SofinnovaIndustrial Biotech

    Our Industrial Biotech Strategy seeks early-stage investments that will have a positive impact on sustainability in the chemicals, agriculture, food and materials sectors.


    The Sofinnova Telethon Strategy seeks early-stage projects to bring the best Italian science to the world stage.

    SofinnovaDigital Medicine

    The Sofinnova Digital Medicine Strategy backs early-stage startups at the intersection of biology, data and computation.


    The Sofinnova Biovelocita Strategy is dedicated entirely to the creation and acceleration of European biotech startups, in partnership with leading research organizations.