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Tré Raymond Welch is on a mission to make sick babies with heart defects healthy.
As the CEO and Founder of his namesake Tremedics, Welch develops patented degradable stent technology to fill a gap related to congenital heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease affects more than 131 million people globally, and congenital heart disease, an abnormality in the heart that develops before birth, is prevalent in 944,000 patients in the U.S. Around 80,000 of those patients with congenital heart defects need stents in aortic coarctation and pulmonary artery stenosis, according to Welch.
That’s why he focuses on stents implanted by minimal invasive surgery for narrowed aortas, narrowed pulmonary arteries, and…