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It's time for a better solution
A breakthrough for patients with anal fistula

PERINANAL FISTULA

PERIANAL FISTULA IS A COMMON DISORDER THAT OFTEN RECURS.

A perianal fistula is an artificial tunnel that, in the majority of cases, develops from an infection that begins within a blocked anal gland. If the infection cannot be cleared from the anal gland an abscess forms and the infection burrows though muscles in the rectum and exits externally at the buttocks. Although perianal fistula has been recognized for thousands of years, the treatment of complex or recurrent perianal fistula continues to challenge surgeons today.

Patients endure a poor quality of life, experiencing pain, suffering and discharge from the tract and

related abscesses.

Patients and their physicians are dissatisfied with current treatment options, which are not effective for curing

anal fistula.

Current treatments have varied success rates, with many carrying the risk of causing permanent incontinence, inadequate healing, and repeat surgeries.

There are 64,000 annual surgical procedures done to treat anal fistula in the U.S. alone.

WE BELIEVE IT'S TIME FOR A BETTER SOLUTION 

TO TREAT PERIANAL FISTULA

BioHealx™ Technology

BioHealx™ is an investigational, minimally invasive technology designed to offer a single-operation, effective solution for healing anal fistulas, eliminating the need for patients

to undergo multiple procedures.

ABOUT US

WE ARE DEVELOPING NOVEL MINIMALLY INVASIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO TREAT COLORECTAL DISEASES

Signum Surgical is committed to developing innovative solutions to treat patients with colorectal diseases, starting with anal fistula. After a year of exploring the needs of gastrointestinal and colorectal care, Eoin Bambury and Moshe Zilversmit founded the company in 2016 as a spin-out of the National University of Ireland BioInnovate programme. The company, headquartered in Galway, Ireland, plans to conduct a first-in-human study of BioHealx technology in the first half of 2019.

MOSHE ZILVERSMIT

CO FOUNDER / CEO

Medical device entrepreneur with over 10 years' experience developing medical devices. Moshe released the world's first open source surgical device which has been covered by Wired magazine and recognised by Discover Magazine as one of the top innovations of 2013.

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EOIN BAMBURY

CO FOUNDER / CTO

Over 17 years R&D experience in new medical device development. Eoin has contributed to the development of six medical devices currently on the market and is a named author on eight patent filings. Eoin was awarded 'Chartered Engineer of the Year 2012' from Engineers Ireland.

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BOARD MEMBERS

JEFF GRAINGER

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

& BOARD CHAIRMAN

Over 20 years experience in the medical device industry, where he was most recently Managing Partner and The Foundry, a leading medical device incubator that has started more than a dozen pioneering companies that have transformed the treatment of a variety of widespread diseases. Jeff is trained as mechanical engineer and patent attorney.

ALAN LEVY

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alan has over 40 years of medical device industry experience. Alan has been involved with multiple life science companies as a CEO and as a board member and is a Senior Advisor to Frazier Healthcare Partners. Alan is currently the CEO of Chrono Therapeutics. Alan is an expert in bioabsorbable materials and the inventor of Vicryl, bioabsorbable suture. 

DECLAN QUINN

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Over 20 years of leadership experience in the medical device industry, focused on products and technologies for minimally invasive procedures, and specialised in product & technology transfer management. Declan's core degree is in Mechanical Engineering. He is an active supporter of medical device start-up companies.

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