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Data driven

Machine and Deep Learning algorithms designed to assist cardiac electrophysiologists
during interventions

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Robust and accurate

VX1 drastically reduces inter-operator variability

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Real time assistance

VX1 provides a real time analysis of electrograms corresponding to the one of a collective of trained cardiac electrophysiologists

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Extended compatibility

With most mapping catheters, EP recording and 3D navigation systems

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Safe and tailored

As we all are unique, every patient’s arrhythmia is unique

About Volta

Volta Medical leverages artificial intelligence to revolutionize interventional cardiac electrophysiology. Its cutting-edge software solutions use machine and deep learning algorithms to assist operators during cardiac ablation procedures.
Volta’s DNA is to provide physicians with solutions that are user-friendly. Its first medical device, VX1, consists of a cue-giving interface designed to facilitate the identification of abnormal electrograms during ablation of complex arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. With VX1, operators keep their go-to navigation system and catheters.
The VX1 real-time analysis algorithm has been trained on carefully curated databases of annotated intra-cardiac electrograms. The solution may be used as a support to assist electrogram-based atrial fibrillation ablation.
VX1 is CE marked and FDA cleared. VX1 was the first artificial intelligence-based software solution to be FDA cleared in the interventional cardiology space.
Volta Medical is expanding at a fast rate across the globe. Multiple partnerships have been formed with leading centers in Europe and the US.
Volta History

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Multipolar electrogram abnormality associated with the perpetuation of atrial fibrillation. Red: highly dispersed electrograms, Orange: dispersed electrograms, Blue: non-dispersed electrograms.

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Steerable, multipolar electrode catheter. Allows for the recording of the local electrical activity.

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reference cycle length

Atrial cycle length estimated from recordings obtained with the coronary sinus catheter.

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mapping cycle length

Local cycle length estimated from real-time recordings obtained with the mapping catheter.

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dispersion location

Multipolar electrogram abnormality associated with the perpetuation of atrial fibrillation. Red: highly dispersed electrograms, Orange: dispersed electrograms, Blue: non-dispersed electrograms.

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mapping catheter

Steerable, multipolar electrode catheter. Allows for the recording of the local electrical activity.

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reference cycle length

Atrial cycle length estimated from recordings obtained with the coronary sinus catheter.

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mapping cycle length

Local cycle length estimated from real-time recordings obtained with the mapping catheter.

Compliance

Patient privacy: All data collected is anonymized or pseudonymized in compliance with Data Protection regulations. Notably, data undergoes a state-of-the-art encryption (dual process, dual keys). Our policy meets the highest standards of data protection.

CE marked & FDA cleared: Volta’s VX1 software solution is the first AI-based solution in the interventional cardiology space to have obtained FDA clearance and CE marking.

Technology

Real time analysis: VX1 provides state-of-the-art analysis in real-time, ensuring optimal usability.

Precision: its integration allows for high density mapping in both atria.

Intellectual Property: Volta’s technology is protected internationally with multiple patents.

Data Driven: VX1 algorithm has been trained on large, carefully curated databases. Our goal is to mimic the expertise of trained physicians and reduce inter-operator variability in identifying specific abnormal electrograms.

Compatibility

Most multipolar mapping catheters

Two EP recording systems

Most 3D navigation systems

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VX1. vs. Trained Expert Cardiac Electrophysiologists

VX1 Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Conclusions

VX1 has the potential to bring the expertise of a multi-year-trained electrophysiologist physician in identifying dispersed electrograms to every patient.
In real time, VX1 matches the expert analysis of trained physicians who were given an unlimited time for their analysis.

SOURCE: HRS 2020 Imagineer Tech Showcase.

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The clinical significance of utilizing the VX1 software to help identify areas with intra-cardiac atrial electrograms exhibiting spatiotemporal dispersion
for catheter ablation of atrial arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, has not been established by clinical investigations.

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El Makki Voundy

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Fabienne Pouplier

DPO

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Mohsen Shah

US Business Development Manager

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Daniel Guerrero

US Clinical Operation Manager

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Didier Villevalois

Full-Stack Developer

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Philippe Tartaise

Lead Developer

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Julien Seitz

President, co-founder

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Julien Seitz

President, co-founder

Julien is the acting Chief of the cardiac electrophysiology section at Saint Joseph Hospital (Marseille, France).

St-Joseph hospital is one of the three highest-volume ablation center in the country. This gave him many opportunities to think deep about what interventional cardiologists need most. Julien is well-known for his contributions to the field of electrogram-based ablation. He has published plenty of manuscripts in high-impact cardiology journals. He is a regular guest speaker, chairman at major conferences.

Since he started as an interventional cardiologist, Julien has been obsessed with making accessible any complex ablation approach to large numbers of colleague physicians. He started with conceptualizing multipolar-electrogram visual interpretation into a series of simple steps.

Since Volta was created, he used his in-depth experience to help design AI algorithms that provide simple but powerful cues to cardiologists.

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Théophile Mohr Durdez

CEO, co-founder

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Théophile Mohr Durdez

CEO, co-founder

Théophile grew up in France, Germany and Austria. Since his young age, he wanted to help his fellow humans with technology. Latter on, he studied at Ecole polytechnique (Paris), where he fell in love with Statistics, Machine and Deep Learning. There, he obtained a double degree with the Business School HEC (Paris).

His first accomplishment was to create a wheelchair controlled via eye-tracking for SLA disabled people. He then helped in solving complex geophysics with the use of differential equations.

In 2016, he co-founded Volta, where he was the passionate architect and inventor of Volta’s algorithms. In 2017, Théophile received the Research Award from Ecole polytechnique for the algorithms that he developed at Volta.
Théophile is hiring and leading a team of top-talents to drive Volta towards success by making a difference for operators and patients.

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Clément Bars

VP, co-founder

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Clément Bars

VP, co-founder

Clément has devoted his career to refining his understanding of procedural work flows in the field of cardiovascular electrophysiology.

Clement has become a well-known expert at simplifying work flows, specifically as they pertain to atrial fibrillation catheter ablation. His many contributions to the field of ablation could be summarized as “Do what you understand well, but keep it simple”.

He is regularly invited as a guest speaker or as a proctor in major hospitals in Europe, USA and Asia.

At Volta, he oversees the clinical evaluation of Volta’s algorithms. With more than 40 cardiac electrophysiologists visiting us last year alone, Clément has formed a large network of interventional cardiologists that cannot wait to try Volta’s algorithms.

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Sabrina Siame

Clinical Research Assistant

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Aman

Business Analyst

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Loren Siry

HR Manager

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Dinara Veshchezerova

Data Scientist

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Mélanie Reist

Field Technical Engineer

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Meryem Serdi

Field Technical Engineer

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Maxime Basset

Field Technical Engineer

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Paola Milpied

VP Clinical & Regulatory Affairs

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Paola Milpied

VP Clinical & Regulatory Affairs

Paola is a former engineer and data scientist who holds a PhD in signal processing and machine learning applied to Cardiology. She has 13+ years of experience in medical device companies in France and in the US where she held several roles in clinical research and regulatory affairs in the cardiovascular field.
At Volta, Paola leads the clinical, quality and regulatory affairs department with an ambitious clinical program as well as major regulatory challenges.

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Yoann Dutil

QMS Compliance Manager

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Audrey Balzano

Executive Assistant

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Quentin Taburet

Data Scientist

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Thomas Boudou

Data Scientist

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Camille Schmisser

Clinical & Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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Idriss Lopes Sanches

Developer

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Aurélien Rosiau

Full-Stack Developer

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Vianney Guesdon-Vennerie

Front-End Developer

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Denis Hansjacob

COO

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Denis Hansjacob

COO

After more than 30 years as a high-level executive in the Biomedical Device Industry, Denis decided to join Volta to be part of the next wave of technology designed for the operating room.

Denis has been Managing Director of St. Jude Medical France and Vice-President for Northern Europe, where he led commercial operations. He has a unique understanding of marketing, sales and reimbursement mechanisms. Denis is helping Volta’s products spread quickly in Europe and the USA.

Also, Denis is shaping the future of biomedical devices revenue model. Denis is the proponent that AI is the best solution to cure more patients from AF in the best cost efficient way.

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Anton Vorobev

CFO

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Anton Vorobev

CFO

Anton is an HEC Paris graduate with experience in financial modeling, startup funding and business strategy.

He is co-founder and founder of several start-ups and he led regional operations for a Dutch IT company.

Anton’s business background allows for accelerating Volta’s international growth and helps Volta Medical with refining its financial strategy.

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Jérome Kalifa

Chairman, CMO, co-founder

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Jérome Kalifa

Chairman, CMO, co-founder

Both basic scientist and clinical electrophysiologist, Jérôme is based in the USA and currently Faculty at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.

Jérôme dedicated about two decades to translational and clinical research in cardiac electrophysiology.
He is a seasoned speaker, chairman and reviewer for cardiology journals and conferences. His research effort has focused on understanding atrial fibrillation mechanisms as they pertain to cardiac interventions.

His background in cardiac mapping, imaging, database management and catheter technologies helped us design Volta’s algorithms.

Jérôme’s knowledge of the US clinical landscape is helping Volta address the needs of US users.

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Anthony Appetiti

Head of Sales EU

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Rebecca Sircoulomb

Head of product

Investors & Partners

Pasteur Mutualité Guilde
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Volta Medical raises 23 million Euros to revolutionize persistent AF ablation

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Volta Medical raises 23 million Euros to revolutionize persistent AF ablation

Marseille, 7 January 2021 – Volta Medical, a pioneering French-based HealthTech startup, working on novel artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to treat cardiac arrythmias, today announced that it has successfully raised 23 million Euros. The financing round was led by Gilde Healthcare with participation of existing shareholder Pasteur Mutualité. The new capital will allow the company to establish its revolutionary FDA-cleared and CE marked VX1 AI software solution as a new standard of care, pursue further R&D activities and start to roll out commercial activities across the US and Europe. Recruitment for TAILORED-AF, an international multicenter trial has already started. Volta Medical will be welcoming two new Board members. Janke Dittmer, General Partner at Gilde Healthcare, has been nominated as a board member and former medical device industry top executive, Denis Gestin, as an independent board member.

After developing the first commercially available AI software to help electrophysiologists improve management of cardiac arrythmias, Volta Medical is now preparing to transform the way ablation procedures will take place in the future. Theophile Mohr-Durdez, CEO and co-founder of Volta Medical mentioned: “We are excited to be able to complete our highly ambitious medical program with the start of TAILORED-AF, a new randomized controlled trial (RCT). This trial aims to demonstrate how our AI software can help physicians optimize both efficacy and efficiency when performing complex procedures to treat heart rhythm disturbances.” Atrial fibrillation (AF) currently affects over 30 million patients worldwide. This underlines the importance of the TAILORED-AF trial which is likely to result in a breakthrough approach for tackling one of the world’s greatest public health challenges in a more consistent and reproducible manner. According to Gilde Healthcare’s Janke Dittmer, “We are excited to support Volta’s team in bringing a unique solution to address one of the biggest unmet needs in the large and fast-growing electrophysiology market”.

About atrial fibrillation (AF)
AF can be considered an “electrical storm” in the atria in which all synchronized activities have disappeared, and the necessary coordination of the contraction stops. This can lead to a number of symptoms including palpitations, shortness of breath, and in some patients, heart failure. AF is also a major risk factor for stroke, as stagnant blood in the atrium during AF may lead the formation of a clot, that can migrate to the brain. AF increases the likelihood of stroke by four to five times and AFib-induced strokes that are generally associated with more severe damage.

AF is an extremely costly public health problem. It affected approximately 6 million patients in the US in 2019 and 11 million patients in Europe in 2018 and prevalence is estimated to double by 2060. In Europe 120,000-215,000 new cases are projected to occur each year reaching a total AF patient population prevalence of 14-17 million by 2030. Evidence suggests a higher prevalence of AF in patients with hypertension, heart failure, coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes. In addition, recent studies show that 20-30% of patients with ischemic stroke have had AF before, during or after the initial event.

The TAILORED-AF trial
TAILORED-AF is an international, multicenter trial designed to compare the VX1 AI software ablation strategy with currently used conventional anatomical ablation approaches. According to Dr Tom De Potter, Head of Electrophysiology, OLV Hospital, Aalst, Belgium and one of the TAILORED-AF trial investigators, “treatment of the more severe forms of drug-resistant persistent AF remains a major challenge in our field, both due to the large number of patients affected and lack of therapeutic strategies that can offer predictable efficacy. Thanks to the software’s ability to identify signals that are relevant, from those that are less relevant, one of its greatest and most unique benefits is to allow for a more easily reproducible approach to ablation.” The results of the Ev-AIAFIB proof of concept study carried out with VX1 in 8 different centers will soon be published. They will provide data on why and how this new approach has the potential to provide electrophysiologists with a guidance tool that will optimize treatment of patients with AF in a lasting manner.

Conventional ablation methods, while useful for treating patients, who cannot tolerate or who are resistant to anti-arrhythmic drug therapy, have so far been less precise than desired. Their results, even if significant in certain cases, remain sub-optimal. Localization and ablation of drivers perpetuating AF have been at the forefront of cardiovascular disease research but have not led to any radical changes to-date. Volta’s system is intuitive, user-friendly and shows promise to potentially reduce inter-operator variability in the analysis of procedural data without lengthening either the diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. “We are eager to help new centers access and use our revolutionary tool during ablation procedures. This cutting-edge medical innovation enhances the efficiency and precision of the practitioners who are analyzing real-time data in the operating room. Its robustness will help physicians adopt a more efficient workflow and take the right decisions” – claimed physician co-founder, Jerome Kalifa.

About Volta Medical
Founded by three physicians and a data scientist in 2016 in Marseille, Volta Medical is a HealthTech company developing AI software solutions to assist cardiac electrophysiologists in the operating room. Volta’s overarching goal is to drastically improve cardiac arrythmia management by developing state-of-the-art, data-driven medical devices based on large databases of procedural data with the highest standards of data protection. Its first product, VX1, assists cardiologists for the real-time identification of specific abnormal electrograms, known as dispersed electrograms.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.volta-medical.com.

About the VX1 AI software
VX1 consists of a highly innovative AI algorithm that is compatible with most readily available multipolar catheters and technologies currently used in operating rooms or electrophysiology labs. The VX1 software analyzes the patient’s electrograms in real-time to identify specific electrograms known as dispersed electrograms. It also provides a cycle length estimation from electrograms recorded with the mapping and the coronary sinus catheters.

The clinical significance of utilizing the VX1 software to help identify areas with intra-cardiac atrial electrograms exhibiting spatiotemporal dispersion for catheter ablation of atrial arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, has not been established by clinical investigations.
VX1 is a medical device which is FDA cleared and has a CE mark.

About Gilde Healthcare
Gilde Healthcare is a specialized healthcare investor managing over €1.4 billion across two fund strategies: venture & growth capital and private equity. Gilde Healthcare’s venture & growth capital fund invests in fast growing companies active in digital health, MedTech and therapeutics. The venture & growth companies are based in Europe and North America. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.gildehealthcare.com.


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References
1.https://globalheartjournal.com/articles/abstract/10.1016/j.gheart.2014.01.004/
2.https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/strokeaha.115.012004
3.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14966048/
4.Marco V. Perez, M.D., Kenneth W. Mahaffey, M.D., Haley Hedlin, Ph.D., John S. Rumsfeld, M.D., Ph.D., Ariadna Garcia, M.S., Todd Ferris, M.D., Vidhya Balasubramanian, M.S., Andrea M. Russo, M.D., Amol Rajmane, M.D., Lauren Cheung, M.D., Grace Hung, M.S., Justin Lee, M.P.H., et al., Large-Scale Assessment of a Smartwatch to Identify Atrial Fibrillation, N Engl J Med 2019; 381:1909-1917
5.https://www.jnjmedicaldevices.com/sites/default/files/2020-07/Burden%20of%20Disease%20Full%20report.pdf
6.Krijthe, Bouwe P., et al. “Projections on the number of individuals with atrial fibrillation in the European Union, from 2000 to 2060.” European heart journal 34.35 (2013): 2746-2751.
7.2017 ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS. European Heart Journal. 2016;37:2893–2962.doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehw210
8.Authors/Task Force Members:, et al. “2016 ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS.” EP Europace 18.11 (2016): 1609-1678.

Volta Medical’s VX1 AI software for use in atrial fibrillation mapping now FDA cleared

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Volta Medical’s VX1 AI software for use in atrial fibrillation mapping now FDA cleared

Marseille, December 10, 2020 –Volta Medical, a pioneering French-based HealthTech startup is pleased to announce that it has obtained FDA clearance for its revolutionary VX1 AI (artificial intelligence) software. This is the first FDA clearance for an AI based tool in interventional cardiac electrophysiology. VX1 is a machine and deep learning-based algorithm designed to assist operators in the real-time manual annotation of 3D anatomical and electrical maps of the human atria during atrial fibrillation (AFib) or atrial tachycardia. These annotations help physicians locate heart regions harboring a specific electrogram abnormality, known as spatiotemporal dispersion. This innovative detection and patient-specific localization of abnormal regions may eventually help physicians better decide where they need to intervene to either burn (radiofrequency) or freeze (cryotherapy) faulty electrical pathways.

According to Seth H. Goldbarg, MD, FACC, FHRS, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, New York Presbyterian/Queens, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College, Flushing, NY, USA, “AFib represents a major challenge in cardiology due to the complexities associated with identification, localization and treatment of the pathological zones that cause and perpetuate this abnormal heart rhythm. The current standard of care does not provide us with a uniform, easy to follow and predictable approach to identify these regions. This has led to heterogenous approaches to treating these patients, with very mixed and often disappointing results. We are excited to be part of the further studies taking place with this AI software, as the VOLTA system may provide a major step forward in the effective approach to ablation of persistent AFib.”

Conventional ablation methods, while useful for treating patients, who cannot tolerate or who are resistant to anti-arrhythmic drug therapy, have so far been less precise in persistent AFib patients than desired. Their results, even if significant in certain cases, remain sub-optimal. Localization and ablation of drivers perpetuating AFib has been at the forefront of cardiovascular disease research but has not led to any radical changes to-date. The Volta mapping system is intuitive, user-friendly and shows promise to potentially reduce inter-operator variability in the analysis of procedural data without lengthening either the diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

The VX1 system holds enormous promise for offering an easier, faster, more accurate and reliable way to identify zones of interest in patients who suffer from chaotic heart muscle contractions. Developed jointly by top experts in the fields of electrophysiology and digital technologies, VX1 is simple to use. It bears the potential to provide a permanent solution to a chronic health burden with a one-time breakthrough procedure and has the potential to become the gold standard AI solution, for efficient and affordable cardiac ablation procedures. For Jérôme Kalifa, MD and cofounder of Volta Medical “our ultimate goal is to offer an alternative to a lifetime of medication that can have problematic side effects in some patients, while bringing a better quality of life to those who suffer from bothersome daily disease symptoms. This is what is generating increasing enthusiasm around the potential of our solution. The recently obtained FDA clearance is an important milestone for our company and ultimately for patients who suffer from difficult to treat forms of AFib”.

About Volta Medical
Founded by three physicians and a data scientist in 2016 in Marseille, Volta Medical is a HealthTech company developing AI software solutions to assist cardiac electrophysiologists in the operating room. Volta’s overarching goal is to drastically improve cardiac arrythmia management by developing state-of-the-art, data-driven medical devices trained on large databases of procedural data with the highest standards of data protection. Its first product, VX1, assists cardiologists for the real-time identification of specific abnormal electrograms, known as dispersed electrograms.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.volta-medical.com.

About the VX1 AI software
VX1 consists of a highly innovative AI algorithm that is compatible with most readily available multipolar catheters and technologies currently used in operating rooms or electrophysiology labs. The VX1 software analyzes the patient’s electrograms in real-time to identify specific electrograms known as dispersed electrograms. It also provides a cycle length estimation from electrograms recorded with the mapping and the coronary sinus catheters. The clinical significance of utilizing the VX1 software to help identify areas with intra-cardiac atrial electrograms exhibiting spatiotemporal dispersion for catheter ablation of atrial arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, has not been established by clinical investigations. VX1 is a medical device which is FDA cleared and has a CE mark.

About atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF)
AFib can be considered an “electrical storm” in the atria in which all synchronized activities have disappeared, and the necessary coordination of the contraction stops. This can lead to a number of symptoms including palpitations, shortness of breath, and in some patients, heart failure. AFib is also a major risk factor for stroke, as stagnant blood in the atrium during AFib may lead to the formation of a clot, that can migrate to the brain. This is why AFib is such an important risk factor for heart failure and stroke and a major reason for loss of quality life.

AFib is expected to reach 12.1 million patients in the US by 2030. Prevalence of arrhythmias increases with age and total annual costs for treatment of AFib in the US were estimated already in 2001 at US$6.65 billion. Evidence suggests a higher prevalence of AFib in patients with hypertension, heart failure, coronary heart disease, obesity and diabetes. In addition, recent studies show that 20-30% of patients with ischemic stroke have had AFib before, during or after the initial event. AFib increases the likelihood of stroke by four to five times while AFib-induced strokes are generally associated with more severe damage.


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Pauline Coudert – Tel +33 (0)6 88 38 46 58 – Email: pauline.coudert@bcw

References
1.https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/atrial_fibrillation.htm
2.https://www.uscjournal.com/articles/epidemiology-economic-burden-af
3.Authors/Task Force Members:, et al. “2016 ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS.” EP Europace 18.11 (2016): 1609-1678.
4.https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/strokeaha.115.012004

Volta Medical raises $2.3M in seed funding to launch a European multicentric study, strengthen its R&D team and prepare the launch of VX1, its intelligent software.

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Volta Medical raises $2.3M in seed funding to launch a European multicentric study, strengthen its R&D team and prepare the launch of VX1, its intelligent software.

Marseille (France) October 22, 2018
Volta Medical, a young French med‐tech company that has developed the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) software to guide cardiologists during heart surgeries, announces it has raised € 2.3 million euros in seed funding, including € 2 million from the Pasteur Mutualité Group. The funding round came on the heels of the first tests performed with patients in Marseille (France) and following the hiring of Denis Hansjacob, a prominent figure in the med‐tech industry, as Chief Operating Officer.

The funds raised will be used to implement a European multicentric clinical trial in order to demonstrate the performance of Volta Medical’s AI software during heart surgeries; to expand the company’s R&D team for the development of new products; and to prepare the market launch of AIFib in 2020. AIFib is the first AI software in interventional cardiology capable of guiding surgeons during their procedures, specifically for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF).

“Atrial fibrillation, AF, is a severe condition that decreases life expectancy and increases the risk and recurrence of strokes, as well as post‐stroke mortality. Our vision is to offer a solution to this major public health issue, and we thank the Pasteur Mutualité Group for trusting our innovative approach,” said Volta Medical’s four co‐founders, Dr. Julien Seitz, Dr. Clément Bars (Marseille), Dr. Jérôme Kalifa and engineer Théophile Mohr Durdez. “Our ambition, which is ideally aligned with the World Health Organization (WHO) program on heart diseases, is to help improve the treatment of atrial fibrillation – a condition whose prevalence increases as the world population ages – by bringing the artificial intelligence revolution to cardiologists and guiding them during their surgeries.”

“We are delighted to support Volta Medical, our very first investment in a young and promising start‐ up company. Volta Medical and its team hit all the right notes when it comes to our investment policy. They embody the core values of our Group and of the health professionals we serve, namely, the promotion of breakthrough innovation for the benefit of the greater medical community, including by significantly improving key treatments in the field of cardiology. From the company’s young, visionary founders to our mutualist Group, we are also very pleased with the positive approach taken during this operation, marked by a commitment to the evolution of the complex task of practicing medicine,” said Mr. Thierry Lorente, CEO of the Pasteur Mutualité Group.

Volta’s intelligent software, AIFib
AIFib is an AI software developed to guide doctors through the complex medical procedure intended to treat atrial fibrillation, from the detection of electrical foci, which trigger atrial fibrillation, to the surgery itself. Up until now, to identify electrical foci, cardiologists had to maneuver probes inside the heart as a way to identify electrical signals and detect them visually. Such technique is very hard to master, however, and surgeons had to analyze very complex sets of intracardiac electrical signals. Volta Medical had the idea of modeling and automating this technique to make it accessible to a large number of surgeons.

A clinical study is ongoing at Saint Joseph Hospital, in Marseille (France), to test the feasibility of the AIFib software during actual procedures. The initial data obtained on more than 30 patients are very promising and show that doctors’ expertise is either matched or outperformed by the AIFib software. The first results of the study are expected in the spring 2019.

Previous data presented in May 2018, at the annual Heart Rhythm Society Conference, in Boston, already showed that the performance of the software surpassed that of a panel of 28 cardiologists, including that of its creators, as recorded during a conference earlier this year in Marseille.

Atrial fibrillation (AF)
AF manifests itself by an anarchic, rapid and irregular heart rate. These chaotic heartbeats prevent the heart from properly pumping blood. The root cause is an “electrical storm” in the atria disrupting all synchronized activities, so that the mechanical contraction of the atria no longer occurs. The heart loses its strength. The ventricle may momentarily compensate for this loss, but in the long run, the exhaustion of its contractile forces can lead to heart failure. Atrial fibrillation can cause a blood clot in the heart, which may migrate into the brain arteries and cause a stroke.

This is the world’s most common heart arrhythmia and its prevalence increases with age, affecting 1 in 25 adults over 60 and 1 in 10 over 80. There are 7 million patients in the U.S., 11 million in Europe and 750,000 in France (the number of patients is expected to double within the next 30 years). A 55‐ year‐old person has 1 in 4 chances of developing AF during his lifetime (24.8% of men and 22.9% of women). It is therefore a true “epidemic.” AF is a severe disease that decreases life expectancy. AF is responsible for 1 in 6 strokes. The overall prevalence of AF is 5.5% of the population aged 55 and up, and it increases with age (10% at 80 and up). This is a major public health issue whose treatment costs 3,000 euros per year and per patient in France (2.5 billion euros per year in France, with hospitalization accounting for half the costs).

About Volta Medical
Founded in 2016 in the south of France by 3 doctors and one engineer, Volta Medical is a young med‐tech company based in Marseille that develops artificial intelligence (AI) intended for interventional cardiology. The 4 co‐founders are world‐renowned experts in cardiac electrophysiology and intracardiac signal analysis. It took them 10 years to develop a new state‐of‐the‐art medical procedure capable of guiding cardiac surgeons in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Volta Medical will automate it thanks to the artificial intelligence software AIFib which has been developed by a highly skilled team of engineers and data scientists.
For more information: https://www.volta‐medical.com

About the Pasteur Mutualité Group
As a 160‐year‐old leading mutual insurance group managed by and intended to healthcare professionals, the Pasteur Mutualité Group is committed to helping its members, from the beginning of their studies, to provide them with solutions catered to the needs of their professional and private lives. Our DNA is marked by strong values of mutual assistance, respect and fairness. The spirit of our Group and its members is also the foundation of our strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) investment policy. The Group places innovation at the heart of its development project. With more than 138,000 members, the Pasteur Mutualité Group is the preferred partner of healthcare professionals.
For more information: www.gpm.fr
Follow the Pasteur Mutualité Group on Twitter: @gpm_en

Heart diseases in numbers

French figures (Sources: Inserm)
✔ In France, heart diseases are responsible for 180,000 deaths every year
✔ Coronary artery diseases (including myocardial infarctions), strokes, and heart failures (HF) account for 27%, 25%, and 23% of all cardiovascular deaths, respectively. That does not include the sequelae and handicaps caused by heart diseases.
✔ In France, 120,000 people are treated each year for a myocardial infarction, 130,000 people for a stroke and about as much for HF.

World figures (Sources: WHO)
✔ Coronary artery diseases (ischemic diseases) and strokes are the leading cause of death worldwide. They accounted for a total of 15 million deaths in 2015.
✔ They have been the leading causes of death in the world for the past 15 years.


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ALIZE RP
Caroline Carmagnol and Najette Chaib
+33 (0)6 64 18 99 59 / voltamedical@alizerp.com

Looking for new talent

Looking for new talents

Volta Medical brings together a team of top-talent dedicated to make a difference in the field of interventional cardiac electrophysiology.

Volta’s collaborators come from multiple countries and continents.

Our headquarters are located in Marseille. Marseille is in the South of France, on the Mediterranean sea. This creates a unique atmosphere, particularly prone to creativity and collaboration.

At Volta, we are convinced that everyone of us may contribute to improving the lives of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. This is what drives us to come to work every single day. Many of us also enjoy the natural scene and conviviality in Marseille. You may find us celebrating milestones nearby (or on!) the Mediterranean sea.

If you are inspired, feel free to reach out! We would love to review your application.

Data Scientist H/F

Marseille, France

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Data Scientist H/F

Who are we ?

Volta Medical is a young innovative start-up in the south of France, aimed at creating and bringing to the market AI software products to help cardiologists during heart surgeries.

We are a team of HEC and Ecole Polytechnique graduates, as well as world-known cardiologists from France and US working in a great environment in order to make difference on the health market. Our main product is a therapeutic solution using data-driven approach for treating AF based on intracardiac signals’ analysis. This solution builds on artificial intelligence approaches to gain insight into innovative therapies for AF.

In fact, this represents one of the first fully AI-guided successful surgical procedures, serving as a revolutionary step in the field of AI.

We have started this adventure for 4 years and now we are 35 employees! We raised a $31 M Series A round in November 2020 led by Gilde Healthcare (Largest Healthcare VC in Europe).

At Volta Medical we believe in maintaining high standards, agility and proactivity in our work. We have an enthusiastic multicultural team, embracing diversity and gender balance at the workplace.

Volta Medical is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job brief

We are looking for a Data scientist to be a part of our R&D team. Solid technical background and interest in AI for health applications are essential in this role.

You will be part of a technical team of around 12 people (8 Developers and 4 Data Scientists). In this context, you will:
➔ Build state of the art machine learning algorithms to be used in the operation room (EP Lab),
➔ Participate in the effort to develop better data collecting tools suited to the constraints of the health domain.
➔ Participate in the production of necessary regulatory documents for the clearance / approval of the developed softwares.
➔ Produce code of high quality (coding guidelines, unit tests, etc.),
➔ Participate in scientific congresses.

Required Profile

– Graduate from a master’s / engineering school (BAC + 5), in mathematics, physics, data science or statistics,
– At least 1 year of experience in Machine Learning R&D projects Managerial, strategic and soft skills
– Problem-solving aptitude
– Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
– Excellent communication skills
– Excellent organizational and time-management skills
– Attention to details.
– Interested in the recent developments of AI / ML research

Technical experience

– Very good academic level in machine learning (mathematical and algorithmic background, good practices in ML, Deep learning, Classical machine learning algorithms, Signal processing, etc …)
– Computer Science (Complexity calculation, parallel programming)
– Python (PyTorch, Tensorboard, Pandas, numpy, asyncio, Pytest, scikit-learn, XGBoost, etc…)
– GIT
– Docker
– Database
– Linux
– Very good level in English

These technologies are not required but would be appreciated:

– PostgreSQL
– Advanced knowledge in computer science (Dynamic programming, socket communication protocols, etc …)
– Code optimization in python (Numba / Cython)
– Lower level computer language knowledge (C, Assembly, etc…)
– Have participated in the publication of a scientific article

Why should you join?

AI is supposed to revolutionize healthcare in the coming years and we are at the forefront of this revolution. You will get an opportunity to understand the systemic challenges and the areas of impact that AI can have in healthcare,
You will get an opportunity to work with a highly diverse, motivated and experienced team,
Opportunity to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle. It is great if you enjoy nature and the ocean!

Recruitment process

The position is on a full-time CDI, “cadre” status, based in Marseille 6th. Do you want to know more about our team? So, let’s apply!

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Field Technical Engineer H/F

Marseille, France

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Field Technical Engineer H/F

Who we are?
Volta Medical is a young innovative start-up in the south of France, aimed at creating and bringing to the market AI software products to help cardiologists during heart surgeries.
We are a team of HEC and Ecole Polytechnique graduates, as well as world-known cardiologists from France and US working in a great environment in order to make difference on the health market. Our main product is a therapeutic solution using data-driven approach for treating AF based on intracardiac signals’ analysis. This solution builds on artificial intelligence approaches to gain insight into innovative therapies for AF.
In fact, this represents one of the first fully AI-guided successful surgical procedures, serving as a revolutionary step in the field of AI.
We have started this adventure for 4 years and now we are 35 employees! We raised a $27 M Series A round in November 2020 led by Gilde Healthcare (Largest Healthcare VC in Europe).
Volta Medical is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination.
We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Mission
Under the supervision of the Head of Sales, the Field Technical Engineer will be responsible for:
● Deploy and install our solutions at hospitals,
● Oversee application support during operations with surgeons (especially during the deployment of our clinical studies),
● Train doctors and teams on-site to use our solutions,
● Be the first point of contact with our customers,
● Play a central role in customer relations and loyalty. You are the ambassador of our products.

Profile
● Engineering degree (Msc) in biomedical,
● First experience (at least an internship) in a similar role,
● English written and spoken.

Why should you join?
– AI is supposed to revolutionize healthcare in the coming years and we are at the forefront of this revolution. You will get an opportunity to understand the systemic challenges and the areas of impact that AI can have in healthcare,
– You will get an opportunity to work with a highly diverse, motivated, and experienced team,

Condition and recruitment process
The position is on CDI, fully remote with frequent travel through France, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands.
Do you want to know more about our team? So, let’s apply!
We will evaluate your application soon as possible. Please send her your resume: hr@volta-medical.com

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Scrum Master H/F

Marseille, France

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Scrum Master H/F

Who we are?

Volta Medical is a young innovative start-up in the south of France, aimed at creating and bringing to the market AI software products to help cardiologists during heart surgeries.
We are a team of HEC and Ecole Polytechnique graduates, as well as world-known cardiologists from France and US working in a great environment in order to make difference on the health market. Our main product is a therapeutic solution using data-driven approach for treating AF based on intracardiac signals’ analysis. This solution builds on artificial intelligence approaches to gain insight into innovative therapies for AF.
In fact, this represents one of the first fully AI-guided successful surgical procedures, serving as a revolutionary step in the field of AI.
We have started this adventure for 4 years and now we are 40 employees! We raised a $27 M Series A round in November 2020 led by Gilde Healthcare (Largest Healthcare VC in Europe).
Volta Medical is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination.
We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Mission
Under the supervision of the Head of product and project management, the Scrum master will be responsible for:
● Coordinating ongoing software development projects
● Define software delivery planning
● Implement project management KPIs & dashboarding for project monitoring
● Act as a scrum master to organize and facilitate Agile ceremonies
● Coach the team towards scrum methodology and reaching objectives

Profile
● Engineering degree (Msc) in biomedical or computer science,
● 2-3 years of experience as a project manager/ scrum master within the MEdTech industry (medical device industry is a plus)
● Knowledge of project management methodologies (PMP certification is a plus)
● Well versed with software development methodology (V-cycle, agile methodology)
● Experience working with issues management tools such as Jira, Confluence
● Communicates effectively in written and oral English and french;
● Excellent collaboration and communication skills
● Proactive in finding creative solutions to challenging problems
● Knowledge of ISO 13485, IEC 62304, IEC 82304-1 is a plus
● Certified Agile scrum master is a plus

Why should you join?
– AI is supposed to revolutionize healthcare in the coming years and we are at the forefront of this revolution. You will get an opportunity to understand the systemic challenges and the areas of impact that AI can have in healthcare,
– You will get an opportunity to work with a highly diverse, motivated and experienced team,
– Opportunity to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle. It is great if you enjoy nature and the ocean!

Condition and recruitment process
The position is on CDI, based in Marseille 6th (on the 17th Floor of a Tour Mediterranée)
Do you want to know more about our team? So, let’s apply!
We will evaluate your application soon as possible. Please send your resume: hr@volta-medical.com

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Senior Data Scientist H/F

Marseille, France

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Senior Data Scientist H/F

Who are we ?

Volta Medical is a young innovative start-up in the south of France, aimed at creating and bringing to the market AI software products to help cardiologists during heart surgeries.

We are a team of HEC and Ecole Polytechnique graduates, as well as world-known cardiologists from France and US working in a great environment in order to make difference on the health market. Our main product is a therapeutic solution using data-driven approach for treating AF based on intracardiac signals’ analysis. This solution builds on artificial intelligence approaches to gain insight into innovative therapies for AF.

In fact, this represents one of the first fully AI-guided successful surgical procedures, serving as a revolutionary step in the field of AI.
We have started this adventure for 4 years and now we are 35 employees! We raised a $31 M Series A round in November 2020 led by Gilde Healthcare (Largest Healthcare VC in Europe).

At Volta Medical we believe in maintaining high standards, agility and proactivity in our work. We have an enthusiastic multicultural team, embracing diversity and gender balance at the workplace.
Volta Medical is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job brief
We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to be a part of our R&D team. Strong technical background and experience in AI for health applications are essential in this role.
Responsibilities
You will be part of a technical team of around 12 people (8 Developers and 4 Data Scientists). In this context, you will:
➔ Formulate, suggest and manage data driven projects according to business priorities
➔ Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors
➔ Build state of the art machine learning algorithms to be used in the operating room (EP Lab)
➔ Contribute to the development of data collecting tools suited to the constraints of
the health domain.
➔ Produce regulatory documents required for the clearance /
approval of the developed algorithms.
➔ Produce code of high quality (coding guidelines, unit tests, etc.)
➔ Participate in scientific congresses

Required Profile
– Graduate from a master’s / engineering school (BAC + 5), in mathematics, physics, data
science or statistics,
– 5-10 years of experience in Machine Learning R&D projects
Managerial, strategic and soft skills
– Problem-solving aptitude
– Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
– Team player attitude
– Supervision and mentoring skills
– Excellent communication skills
– Excellent organizational and time-management skills

Technical experience
– Aware of recent developments of AI / ML research
– Excellent academic level in machine learning (mathematical and algorithmic background,
good practices in ML, Deep learning, Classical machine learning algorithms, Signal processing, etc …)
– Good background in SW Engineering practices, Agile methodology
– Python (PyTorch, Tensorboard, Pandas, numpy, asyncio, Pytest, scikit-learn, XGBoost, etc…)
– GIT, Docker, Linux
– Very good level in English

These skills are not required but would be appreciated:
– PostgreSQL
– Advanced knowledge in computer science (sockets, multi-threading, GPU, etc …)
– Code optimization in python (Numba / Cython)
– Lower level computer language knowledge (C, Assembly, etc…)
– Experience in scientific publications & patents

Why should you join?
AI is supposed to revolutionize healthcare in the coming years and we are at the forefront of this revolution. You will get an opportunity to understand the systemic challenges and the areas of impact that AI can have in healthcare,
You will get an opportunity to work with a highly diverse, motivated and experienced team,
Opportunity to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle. It is great if you enjoy nature and the ocean!

Recruitment process
The position is on a full-time CDI, “cadre” status, based in Marseille 6th. Do you want to know more about our team? So, let’s apply!
Send your CV to hr@volta-medical.com If your CV is accepted, our HR will contact you for a first phone conversation.
Candidates who will unfortunately not be selected will receive an email.

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VP Marketing

Providence RI, USA

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VP Marketing

Who are we ?
Volta Medical is a young innovative start-up, aimed at creating and bringing to the market AI software products to help cardiologists during heart surgeries.
Our main product is a therapeutic solution using data-driven approach for treating AF based on intracardiac signals’ analysis. This solution builds on artificial intelligence approaches to gain insight into innovative therapies for AF.
In fact, this represents one of the first fully AI-guided successful surgical procedures, serving as a revolutionary step in the field of AI.

We have started this adventure for 4 years and now we are 35 employees! We raised a $27 M Series A round in November 2020 led by Gilde Healthcare (Largest Healthcare VC in Europe).

At Volta Medical we believe in maintaining high standards, agility and proactivity in our work. We have an enthusiastic multicultural team, embracing diversity and gender balance at the workplace.
Volta Medical is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job brief
We are looking for a VP Marketing to join our business team to enhance Volta’s market positioning and look after marketing of Volta’s products.

Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be responsible for creation and execution of Volta’s marketing strategy for its products and general visibility of the Company
➔ Understand the healthcare ecosystem and the cardiac ablation market
➔ Preparation of Marketing strategy of Volta’s products in line with the existing Go to Market strategy and ethical limitations of marketing in healthcare
➔ Understand the role of different stakeholders (hospitals, physicians) involved in the medical sales process and prepare marketing strategy and materials accordingly.
➔ Preparation of Marketing Materials to assist the sales process in key markets
➔ Preparation of strategy to increase Volta’s visibility in the startup ecosystem
➔ Communication with media houses, investors, corporates to improve Volta’s positioning in the healthcare ecosystem
➔ Communicate marketing strategy within the organization and investors

Required Profile
– MBA or equivalent in business/social sciences (in marketing, PR, etc.)
– At least 10 years’ experience in medical device marketing
– Good knowledge about interventional cardiology or cardiac electrophysiology
– Experience in product launch
– Exposure to startup environment and experience in promotion of startups would be nice to have

Managerial, strategic and soft skills
– Strategic thinking
– Problem-solving aptitude
– Understanding of business-planning
– Action Oriented
– Excellent communication skills
– Ability to take ownership of tasks
– Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
– Excellent organizational and time-management skills
– Attention to detail.

Why should you join?
– AI is supposed to revolutionize healthcare in the coming years and we are at the forefront of this revolution. You will get an opportunity to understand the systemic challenges and the areas of impact that AI can have in healthcare.
– Working at a growing Series A startup is the best experience you can have. It will give you an opportunity to experience the startup work culture, challenges of building a company, and an organized work environment.
– You will get an opportunity to work with a highly diverse, motivated, and experienced team (Doctors, Data Scientists, Developers)

Recruitment process
Main US office based in Providence RI, remote work possibly full time.
Do you want to know more about our team? So, let’s apply!
We will evaluate your application soon as possible. Please send your resume: hr@volta-medical.com

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Science

ABOUT Atrial Fibrillation

The heart beats are generated by the sino-atrial node, a small tissue region in the right atrium. The propagation of impulses to both upper chambers of the heart – i.e the two atria – causes them to contract and move the blood to the lower chambers of the heart, a.k.a the ventricles.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance in adults. AF is caused by abnormal electrical impulses forming anywhere in the atria. AF may be recorded on an electrocardiogram (ECG). The beating heart of AF patients is fast and irregular.

Physicians classify AF according to the duration of arrhythmia episodes. Brief episodes correspond to paroxysmal AF. Longer episodes are known as persistent AF.

ABOUT Interventional electrophysiology

Interventional electrophysiology is a surgical specialty. It requires multiple years of experience and consists of conducting intra-cardiac procedures to cure cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation.

During an intervention, an electrophysiologist is required to analyze a large amount of information in real-time. First, an accurate visual analysis of up to 30 electrograms is essential. Then, non-electrogram information coming from multiple sources needs additional consideration.

All data allow for seamless progress through the multiple-step procedural workflow.

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Office

EUROPE

Volta Medical
65 Avenue Jules Cantini
13006 Marseille
FRANCE

contact@volta-medical.com

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USA

Volta Medical Inc
225 Dyer St, Providence
Rhode Island 02903
USA

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