Creating Companies and Technologies

Sanovas, Inc. is a life science asset holding company that is developing and accelerating companies that create medical technologies which are advancing the next generation of minimally invasive surgical tools and technologies.

  • Recorded over 125 patents/patents pending
  • Invented and developed entirely new classes of:
    • Interventional Catheters
    • Surgical Cameras
    • Physiologic Metric & BiofeedbackTechnologies
    • In Vivo Diagnostic Technologies
    • In Vivo Drug Delivery Technologies
    • Surgical device Inspection Systems
    • Surgical Robots


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News and Events

Sanovas Awarded Global Top 50 Start-up Company

Sanovas, Inc. was recognized as one of the Top 50 Start-Up Companies in the World at the Silicon Valley TiE50 2015 Award ceremony. Read More.

Sanovas Commercializes MicroCam™ System

The MicroCam System represents an entirely new concept in medical imaging that has not been possible, until now. Read More.

Sanovas Receives FDA Clearance for PulmoVia™

Designed to maximize the spatial capacity of the operating channel in pulmonary interventions. Read More.

U.S. Patent Number: US 9,468,365 B2


Title: Compact Light Source


Status: Pending


Inventors: Lawrence J. Gerrans, Erhan H. Gunday  


Abstract: A compact light source includes an LED for supplying light and an optical element that receives and transmits the light. The LED is disposed in an insulation housing to insulate the LED, which has a surface that conducts the heat it generates. A heat sink is coupled to the LED adjacent the conductive surface, and a thermal compound is sandwiched in between the heat sink and conductive surface in order to channel and dissipate the heat generated by the LED without heating up any surrounding structures. In some embodiments, the optical element is part of a collimator coupled to the insulation housing and is a doublet or plano convex lens.


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Sanovas Inc. is an emerging technology company. These products are investigational medical devices that have not been approved or cleared for use in the United States.