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Gerbsman Partners has been retained by Emphasys Medical, Inc. to solicit interest for the acquisition of all, or substantially all, Emphasys Medical Inc.’s (“Emphasys”)  assets.

Emphasys Medical Company Profile

Founded in 2000, Emphasys is a private, California-based, revenue stage medical device company. Over the past 8 ½ years, the Emphasys has raised approximately $90mm in equity and debt from leading venture capital firms including ABS Ventures, Advanced Technology Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, SplitRock Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors, Morgan Stanley Venture Fund, Cargill Ventures, and Western Technology Investment.

Emphasys is a leader in developing innovative, therapeutic devices to treat advanced heterogeneous emphysema. Emphasys’  Zephyr EBV provides therapy for patients whose lungs are hyperinflated due to emphysematous destruction. By reducing the amount of trapped gas in the hyperinflated regions of the lungs, the devices restore the elastic recoil of the lung, therefore improving overall lung function.

Emphasys Medical’s Assets

Emphasys has developed a portfolio of assets critical to the bronchoscopic treatment of emphysema with endobronchial valves.
These assets fall into a variety of categories, including: Patents, Patent Applications and Trademarks

  • Prospective, Randomized Patient Data Set for Treating Heterogeneous Emphysema
  • Prospective, Registry Patient Data Set for Treating Persistent Air Leaks
  • Bronchoscopic Valve Technology and Product Inventory
  • Manufacturing, Design and Calibration Equipment
  • CE Mark for the Zephyr EBV
  • International Revenue
  • Intellectual Capital and Expertise

The assets of Emphasys will be sold in whole or in part (collectively, the “Emphasys Medical Assets”) on an ” as is, where is basis, with no reps and warrtanties whatsoever” and must close in 7 days.  The sale of these assets is being conducted with the cooperation of Emphasys. Emphasys and its employees will be available to assist purchasers with due diligence and a prompt, efficient transition to new ownership. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Emphasys should not be contacted directly without the prior consent of Gerbsman Partners.

For more information, please contact:

Steven R. Gerbsman

(415) 456-0628


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emphasys-logoEmphasys Medical Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.-based medical device company focused on emphysema, has retained Gerbsman Partners to find a strategic buyer, according to VentureWire. The company canceled an IPO last spring, and before that had raised around $80 million in VC funding. Shareholders include Advanced Technology Ventures (17.8%), Morgenthaler Ventures (13.8%), St. Paul Venture Capital (11.5%) OrbiMed Advisors (13.7%), ABS Ventures (10%), Morgan Stanley Venture Partners (7.4%), Cargill Ventures (6.1%) and Neww Enterprise Associates. www.emphasysmedical.com

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