Project Description



Dura Biotech

1392 Storrs Road
Unit 4213
Storrs, CT 06269-4213

Phone: 860-483-8721
Fax: 860-319-5736

Eric Sirois, Chief Executive Officer

General Information
Dura Biotech leverages its world-class simulation capability to both develop novel heart valve designs and to perform patient-specific pre-operative planning.  The company has developed the Dura Heart Valve, a minimally invasive valve that lasts 4 times longer than other valves, the LowPro Valve, a minimally invasive valve that is 40% smaller than the competition, and VirtuTAV, a patient-specific pre-operative planning tool that aids clinicians in planning minimally-invasive heart valve intervention.  Both the Dura Heart Valve and the LowPro Valve are made possible by the patent-pending Dura Valve Leaflet Technology, a stress-reducing leaflet design originally developed by the founders while performing heart valve research at the University of Connecticut.  Dura Biotech is a UConn Technology Incubation Program (TIP) company and is located on the Storrs campus.

Research Activities
Dura Biotech engages in early stage medical device research and development, particularly within the cardiovascular space.  The company’s core strength lies in the testing, modeling, and simulation of soft tissue.  The Dura Biotech team also has a great deal of experience in the design, fabrication, and testing of heart valves and stents

Other Information
Ownership: Private
CT Employees: 8
US Employees: 11

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