Whalen Biomedical Inc.
Whalen Biomedical Incorporated (WBI) is a
Massachusetts research and development (R&D) corporation founded
in August, 1984. The company operates under the name Whalen Biomedical
Laboratories. It has offices in Lexington, MA, and laboratories in South Boston,
The company is
involved with R&D in the areas of medical devices and materials,
with an emphasis on devices for cardiovascular, orthopedic, and urologic
applications. It is also developing timed drug release systems for a
variety of medical applications.
The company has
largely relied on grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health
and the Department of Defense to fund its R&D activities. To date the
company has received over $15 million dollars in competitive awards from
those agencies in support of its R&D. The company also conducts
sponsored research for commercial customers, offers custom device fabrication
services, and provides engineering consulting services to other medical device
WBI has a
portfolio of 7 U.S. patents protecting its proprietary technology. While the
company is not currently involved in manufacturing, it has a wholly owned
subsidiary, Cambridge Cardiovascular Incorporated, which is chartered as a
manufacturing company in Massachusetts.