Company Profile

Flow Forward Medical Inc
Profile last edited on: 1/8/19      CAGE: 72JQ7      UEI: UC8PLQS3M3Q5

Business Identifier: External blood pump to establish high-quality vascular access sites for hemodialysis.
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Location Information

10900 South Clay Blair Boulevard Suite 200
Olathe, KS 66061
Location: Single
Congr. District: 03
County: Johnson

Public Profile

Flow Forward Medical Inc. is developing the Arteriovenous Fistula Eligibility (AFE) System™, an small, temporary, external blood pump that is designed to stimulate flow-mediated dilation in order to make more patients eligible for an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) an dincrease success rates of hemodialysis. In 2017 the firm reported completing a preclinical study and a computational fluid dynamics study of the Arteriovenous Fistula Eligibility system. The device is a small, minimally invasive blood pump system designed for temporary use to rapidly dilate peripheral veins through flow-mediated vascular dilation prior to arteriovenous fistula surgery. Flow Forward was initially founded in 2011 as a subsidiary of Novita Therapeutics, LLC, a privately held life sciences incubator, but subsequently - in 2014 -spun out as an independent entity

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2018 1 NIH $224,942
Project Title: Ovine Study of Medical Device to Improve Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation
2015 1 NIH $224,998
Project Title: Medical Device to Improve Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation

Key People / Management

  F Nicholas Franano -- Founder, President and CEO

  Howard M Loree -- Vice President, Research and Development

  Howard Martin Loree

  William P Whitaker -- Vice President, Finance and General Counsel

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