CeleFlux IS CHALLENGING
TREATMENT PARADIGMS IN UROLOGY
EXTENDING HEALTHSPAN & RESTORING JOY
CeleFlux is a urological medical device company focused on restoring quality of life.
The company's lead innovation is a urethral stricture treatment system that enables long-lasting minimally invasive reconstruction. This approach bridges the gap between current minimally invasive management options and gold standard definitive open surgical reconstruction - and challenges the clinical paradigm. CeleFlux is based in the Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area.
IS A CURABLE CONDITION
TREATED AS A CHRONIC DISEASE
Urethral narrowing makes urination difficult and prevents complete voiding.
The lives of affected men are constantly interrupted by the urgent need to go,
day and night, with a devastating impact on their quality of life.
KEY SYMPTOMS: PAINFUL, FREQUENT URINATION, IMPAIRED SEXUAL INTIMACY, HIGH COMPLICATION RATES
INITIAL SUCCESS OF COMMON MINIMALLY INVASIVE APPROACHES IS ONLY 9%
AFTER 1-3 YEARS
85-90% OF OPEN RECONSTRUCTION PATIENTS ARE SYMPTOM-FREE
AT 2-4 YEARS
ACCESS TO EXPERTS IN COMPLEX OPEN SURGERY IS LIMITED; SURGERY RECOVERY LENGTHY 2-4 WKS
URETHRAL STRICTURE IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF LUTS IN MEN AGED 20-40
COMMON IN THE ELDERLY POPULATION WITH INCREASING INCIDENCE AFTER 55
NEARLY 1 IN 5 MEN WILL EXPERIENCE A STRICTURE IN THEIR LIFETIME
LEADS TO 1.5 MILLION OFFICE VISITS ANNUALLY IN THE U.S. ALONE
TAURUS by CeleFlux
MINIMALLY INVASIVELY RECONSTRUCTS
THE URETHRA TO RESTORE URINE FLOW
REPAIR THE STRICTURE
END THE CYCLE
CeleFlux has a proof-of-concept prototype currently undergoing preclinical testing.
Contact us to find out more about our results to date, our ongoing development work, or to discuss alignment opportunities.
THE CeleFlux TEAM
CeleFlux is an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineers and clinicians. Our team is proud of its roots - our innovation was born out of the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design program and further developed at the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute. We are passionate about improving the quality of life of urological patients through the development of paradigm-shifting innovative solutions. Our strength lies in our diversity. Different people, thinking differently, unified to broadly impact the lives of people across the world.
Chanya Godzich Elakkad
Founder - Business Lead
Chanya is a business-savvy biomedical engineer and entrepreneur. Her professional background includes management, purchasing, and sales experience - obtained prior to pursuing her BS in Bioengineering from UCLA and MSE in Bioengineering Innovation and Design from Johns Hopkins. Chanya leverages this non-traditional combination to bridge the worlds of business, engineering and medicine.
Founder - Tech Lead
Teja is a highly skilled mechanical and biomedical engineer, with over five years of medical device innovation experience. Teja obtained his BEng in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay and his clinically immersive MSE in Bioengineering Innovation and Design from Johns Hopkins. Teja leverages his diverse experience to bridge the gap between technical innovation and clinical application and design.
Dr. E. James Wright
Founder - Clinical Lead
Jamie is a world-renown reconstructive urologist, Chief of Urology and Director of Reconstructive and Neurourology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Through his 20+ years of experience treating urethral stricture, he recognized a need for effective minimally invasive repair strategies - lacking a technical solution. Jamie is committed to a bench to bedside approach to innovation and positive impact on patient's lives.
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