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Lewis C. Pell


Lewis Pell has founded over a dozen successful medical technology companies during the past three decades. In 1979, Mr. Pell founded Pentax Precision Instruments, which was sold to Asahi Optical in 1990. In 1983 he founded American Endoscopy Inc., which was sold to CR Bard in 1986. In 1984 he founded Versaflex Inc., which was sold to Medtronic Inc. in 1988. In 1989 he founded Heart Technology Corp., which went public in the U.S. in 1992 and eventually was sold to Boston Scientific in 1995. In 1991 he founded InStent Inc., which became a public company in 1995 and was sold to Medtronic in 1996. In 1994 he founded Influence Inc., which was sold to American Medical Systems Inc. in 1999. Working with Dr. Shlomo Ben-Haim, Mr. Pell founded Biosense Inc. in 1994, which was sold to Johnson and Johnson in 1997. Mr. Pell is currently Chairman and investor in a number of private medical device companies. In 1992 Mr. Pell founded Vision-Sciences, Inc. which merged with Uroplasty in 2015 to become Cogentix Medical. Mr. Pell has a B.S. in Political Science from Brooklyn College