Elevating stroke care.

Imperative Care is reimagining how technology can solve stroke’s unmet needs, enabling healthcare providers with the ability to raise the standard of care for patients.

Elevating stroke care.

Imperative Care is reimagining how technology can solve stroke’s unmet needs, enabling healthcare providers with the ability to raise the standard of care for patients.

Our Story

Imperative Care is singularly dedicated to finding meaningful answers to unsolved problems in stroke. Founded by experienced healthcare leaders and clinical advisors, Imperative Care understands the vast and urgent needs in stroke. Our focus is on medical technology designed to expedite and improve the effectiveness of treatment, giving patients a chance for optimal recovery.

When stroke happens, time is measured in seconds, not days or years. How we use it makes all the difference. The time is now. It’s crucial, vital, urgent. Stroke care can’t wait, that’s why we are Imperative Care.

Press Releases

  • January 10, 2020

    Imperative Care Announces Appointment of Daniel Davis as Chief Operating Officer

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  • December 10, 2019

    Imperative Care Announces $85 Million Series C Financing for Innovative Stroke Treatments

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  • October 15, 2019

    Imperative Care Announces Appointment of Brian Armijo as Vice President of Operations

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  • April 30, 2019

    Imperative Care Announces U.S. Clearance of the ZOOM Aspiration System

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  • January 23, 2019

    Imperative Care Announces FDA Clearance of Initial Products

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Our Products

A New Category of Intracranial Access
Large Distal Platform (LDP)

Large diameter catheters that combine the stability of a long sheath with the flexibility of an intermediate catheter. Track farther and get closer to the treatment site for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke procedures.

3D rendering of TracStar catheter
  • Large .088" inner lumen with an 8F outer diameter
  • Soft, atraumatic TRX™ Tip optimized for navigation through tortuous vasculature
  • Proximally supportive to maintain stability while delivering a wide range of interventional devices
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A New Complete Stroke Solution
ZOOM™ Aspiration System

Designed to work with the Large Distal Platform (LDP), our easy to deliver, highly trackable reperfusion catheters are optimized for fast, effective clot removal in a wide range of sizes to treat occlusions from ICA to M2.

3D rendering of ZOOM Reperfusion Catheters
  • Smooth delivery to track through severe tortuosity
  • Unique TRX Tip with 15% greater surface area for complete clot ingestion
  • Durable design for complex procedures
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Picture of a ZOOM Pump

Powered by the ZOOM Pump, capable of delivering -29.5 inHg vacuum.

Meet the Team

Picture of Chairman and CEO Fred Khosravi

Fred Khosravi

Chairman and CEO


Bio
Picture of CFO John Buckley

John Buckley

CFO


Bio
Picture of CTO Yi Yang

Yi Yang

CTO


Bio
Picture of COO Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis

COO


Bio
Picture of EVP Marketing Ariel Sutton

Ariel Sutton

EVP Marketing


Bio
Picture of VP Research and Development Chad Roue

Chad Roue

VP Research and Development


Bio
Picture of SVP Human Resources Carole Roth

Carole Roth

SVP Human Resources


Bio
Picture of VP R&D and GM, Implants Lilip Lau

Lilip Lau

VP R&D and GM, Implants


Bio
Picture of Corporate Scientific Officer Syed Hossainy, PhD

Syed Hossainy, PhD

Corporate Scientific Officer


Bio
Picture of VP Strategic Development Kirsten Carroll

Kirsten Carroll

VP Strategic Development


Bio
Picture of VP Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance Nora Hadding

Nora Hadding

VP Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance


Bio
Picture of VP Operations Brian Armijo

Brian Armijo

VP Operations


Bio
Picture of VP Corporate Development Phillip Nalbone

Phillip Nalbone

VP Corporate Development


Bio
Picture of VP and GM, Advanced Exploration Mike Strasser

Mike Strasser

VP and GM, Advanced Exploration


Bio

Our Board of Directors

Tara Butler, M.D. MBA

Ascension Health Ventures

Henry Chen, J.D.

Delos Capital

Andrew Hack, M.D., Ph.D.

Bain Capital

John J. Hamre, Ph.D.

Center for Strategic International Studies

L. Nelson (Nick) Hopkins,
M.D. F.A.C.S.

University of Buffalo

Fred Khosravi, Chairman

Imperative Care

Amarpreet (Amar) Sawhney, Ph.D.

Incept, LLC

Frank Yu

Ally Bridge Group

Join Us

At Imperative Care, we are a team of committed innovators passionate about improving patient outcomes with new solutions to stroke care. Our company culture is collaborative, creative and results-oriented.

As we expand, we continue to search for passionate, energetic and talented individuals. If you are looking for an environment where you can have real impact, we invite you to explore our career opportunities. If you don’t see the perfect job match here, but think we may be the right place for you, please reach out to us at HR@imperativecare.com.

Direct applicants only. No third-party referrals will be considered without prior approval by Imperative Care.

Imperative Care is an equal opportunity employer.

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Contact Us

Customer Service
408.502.7548 (Opt. 1)
customerservice@imperativecare.com

General Inquiries
info@imperativecare.com

1359 Dell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008