CSA Medical snares $10M in first round

New Markets Venture Partners and existing investors led a $10 million Series A round of preferred stock financing for CSA Medical, a Baltimore-based company that develops spray cryotherapy devices. Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to precisely destroy tissue within the body. CSA plans to use the funding to expand its product line, which is currently used for treating esophageal disease. The company says that about 7,000 spray cryotherapy treatments have been performed using its technology.

"The Series A Financing eliminated all debt and brings the total investment in our novel, energy-based spray cryotherapy system to $32 million to date," said CEO Bill Floyd in a statement. "This funding will support our efforts to address customer demand as we launch and seek expanded clinical indications for our new platform technology, the truFreeze system"

- here's CSA Medical's release

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