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January 7, 2014

Two River Cities Portfolio Companies to Present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Tom Dugan, President and Chief Commercialization Officer, will detail the company’s most recent milestones as well as address what’s next for Surgiquest.

The Milford, Connecticut-based company is a leading provider of innovative access technologies for minimally invasive surgery. SurgiQuest’s patented AirSeal System® provides unprecedented access to the abdominal cavity during minimally invasive surgery.

River Cities first invested in Surgiquest in 2011. During the course of our investment, the AirSeal System has started to become the standard of care for minimally invasive surgery.

Unlike conventional insufflation and trocar systems, the company’s breakthrough integrated platform assures stable pneumoperitoneum, continuously evacuates smoke and plume when energized medical devices such as electrocautery, laser or ultrasound are used, and provides valve-free access to the abdominal cavity during both laparoscopic and robotic surgical procedures. To learn more, visit

8:30am Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Westin St. Francis Hotel: Elizabethan C meeting room

Mark Gilreath, Founder and CEO, will review the company’s future prospects while summarizing five consecutive years of quarterly  revenue growth.

Based in Atlanta, EndoChoice is a platform technology company focused on gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. Since River Cities’ first investment in the company in 2008, EndoChoice has rapidly developed an innovative, proprietary product portfolio. The company’s latest endeavor, the revolutionary Full Spectrum Endoscopy™ System (Fuse™),  is comprised of colonoscopes and gastroscopes with multiple imagers so doctors can see more of the GI tract for diagnosis and treatment.  The Fuse colonoscope provides a field of view of 330 degrees versus 170 degrees from traditional endoscopes. In clinical studies, Fuse found 70% more polyps than traditional colonoscopies.

2013 marked the fourth consecutive year EndoChoice was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine.  To learn more, visit

9:30am Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Westin St. Francis Hotel: Elizabethan C meeting room