Minerva Surgical Company
Minerva Surgical, Inc. is a medical technology company based in Redwood City, CA. Currently, Minerva Surgical’s development projects are aimed at delivering next-generation products for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding. The Minerva Endometrial Ablation System utilizes electrical current to ionize argon gas that is fully contained and circulated within a sealed silicone membrane. When this stretchable silicone membrane is deployed, it conforms to the uterus. When the system is energized, the argon gas is ionized, turning it into plasma. The argon plasma heats the silicone membrane, and this thermal heat is conducted to the tissue in contact with the membrane. During the ablation cycle, the Minerva system does not proactively evacuate the liquid contents from the uterine cavity. These liquids remain in the uterine cavity, are heated by the silicone membrane, and the retained heated liquids are used to ablate the endometrial tissue, along with the tissue penetrating bipolar RF current in an impedance-mediated resistive heating environment.