PneumRx, Inc. is a Mountain View, CA based medical device start-up focused on developing minimally-invasive solutions for unmet medical needs in pulmonary medicine. The flagship product, the RePneu® Lung Volume Reduction Coil, addresses the key challenges in emphysema management. The Coil is designed to reduce lung volume and restore elastic recoil to improve lung function, exercise capacity, and quality of life for patients with emphysema. Made from shape-memory Nitinol, the RePneu Coil compresses hyperinflated tissue and tethers small airways to prevent airway collapse without blocking lung tissue or provoking fibrosis.
Symptomatic relief is often felt by patients within hours after the procedure. Over several months, patients generally continue to improve in pulmonary function and physical endurance, enabling them to better sustain their activities of daily living, leading to a better quality of life.