Founded in 2012 as a spin-off from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, we are now beginning to study our lead products in clinical human trials
ABK Over the Years
ABK Biomedical Founded
Founded at Dalhousie University in 2012, The Three Founders; Interventional Radiologist Robert Abraham, MD, and Material Scientists, Dr’s Daniel Boyd, and Sharon Kehoe, engineered and patented a new platform technology based on “x-ray visible” glass microspheres.
Production of proprietary glass microspheres began in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1st Generation delivery system was developed for bland microspheres.
Focus on Yttrium90 (Y90)
ABK’s proprietary glass microspheres were redesigned with a focus on Y90 radioembolization.
New Management Team
An experienced management team was hired under new CEO and President Mike Mangano.
Raised $30M USD in Series B Funding
The largest medical device venture capital raise in Atlantic Canada is used to further develop Eye90 microspheres®, and Easi-Vue™ embolic microspheres.
Multi-year Strategic Partnership with MURR®
The Missouri University Research Reactor Center is the primary irradiation partner for ABK’s radioembolization products.
Finalized design and completed pre-clinical testing for Eye90 microspheres® technology.
Commissioned two new manufacturing and cleanroom facilities to accelerate device operations.
ABK Biomedical transitioned from a pre-clinical to a clinical-stage company with the initiation of the First-in-Human clinical study with Eye90 microspheres® in November 2021.
ABK Biomedical announced the first patient treated with Eye90 microspheres® in early 2022 and achieved 510(k) clearance from the FDA for Easi-Vue™ embolic microspheres in September 2022.
FDA IDE Approval
ABK Biomedical Announces FDA IDE Approval for a Multi-Center Pivotal Study of Eye90 microspheres® in Hepatocellular Carcinoma in 2023.
The ABK Biomedical Team
We are dedicated to encouraging a stimulating work environment offering an opportunity to significantly expand experience and skills by researching, developing, and commercializing cutting-edge medical device technologies with a mandate to effectively treat cancer.
ABK Biomedical is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive compensation packages.
ABK's Business Partners
ABK Biomedical is proud to partner with cutting-edge organizations and individuals with exceptional skills, scientific expertise, and the highest business ethics.
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