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: US20160096004A1


Title: Steerable Catheter With Flexing Tip Member


Status: Pending 


Inventors: Lawrence J. Gerrans, Erhan H. Gunday, Alex Hsia, Jessie Tung


Abstract: A steerable catheter device includes a catheter body, a flexing tip member coupled to a distal end of the catheter body and having a wall with a first plurality of arcuate slits and a second plurality of arcuate slits, the first and second plurality of slits being diametrically opposed and alternating with each other, and an actuator that bends the flexing tip member, wherein at least a portion of the catheter body includes a braided sheath, and wherein each of the first and second plurality of slits has two ends and a center positioned midway between the two ends, and wherein all of the first plurality of slits have centers positioned along a first axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the catheter body and all of the second plurality of slits have centers positioned along a second axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the catheter body.


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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.