Shawn Fojtik is co-founder of Control Medical, Distal Access, CIRCA Scientific, Pinyons (Covidien), Transit, Axiom (Teleflex), Occam, PMT (Mallinckrodt), and FanAngel with experience at GE Medical, Boston Scientific, and Black & Decker.
His clinical experience includes cardiovascular, electrophysiology, interventional oncology, and other less-invasive procedures.
Control Medical’s patented platform is used to remove blood clots during acute myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, and stroke. Distal Access markets an award winning high-performance guidewire controller to cross occlusions, perform thrombectomy, and tissue resection.
CIRCA Scientific’s self-expanding large surface area temp sensing platform achieved profitability within 24-months of funding. Pinyons Medical earned (1) U.S. patent, obtained (3) FDA 510(k) clearances, and then sold to Covidien within 26-months of funding. He also founded FanAngel, a crowdfunding sports platform.
Shawn has 40+ issued and pending patents with a BS from the University of Illinois and a MA from Harvard University.