Novian Health

Novian Health is a privately held, medical device company based in Chicago with a subsidiary in Evry, France. It has developed proprietary technology for the minimally invasive treatment of tumors using Interstitial Laser Therapy (ILT). Novilase® Breast Therapy uses parametrically controlled heating to ablate breast tumors under ultrasound or stereotactic x-ray image guidance.

Founded by Dr. Kambiz Dowlat, a former professor of surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, who is a leading specialist in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Early on he recognized that imaging would be able to detect earlier stage tumors and that a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery would be beneficial for the treatment of small tumors (e.g., 2 cm or less in diameter).

Based on Dr. Dowlat’s research, Novian Health received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for the laser ablation treatment of fibroadenomas, or benign breast tumors, and ablation of soft tissue. Approval for the treatment of malignant breast tumors will be sought following completion of current multi-center clinical trials in the U.S. and Europe that are evaluating Novilase for the treatment of small breast cancers. Other tumor sites and indications are also being explored.

Novilase is a procedure that can be performed in an outpatient setting, offering potentially significant advantages over surgery including minimal scarring, quicker recovery times, and only requiring local anesthesia. Novilase may be performed by physicians (e.g., surgeons and radiologists) with experience in image-guided procedures (e.g., breast biopsies).

Company Growth (employees)
Chicago, US
Size (employees)
6 (est)
Novian Health was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Chicago, US

Key People/Management at Novian Health

Henry R. Appelbaum

Henry R. Appelbaum

President & Chief Executive Officer & Director
Julian Itzcovitz

Julian Itzcovitz

Anthony M. Lacenere

Anthony M. Lacenere

Frank J.M. ten Brink

Frank J.M. ten Brink

Eugene A. Bajorinas

Eugene A. Bajorinas

Vice President of Operations
William Graveman

William Graveman

VP of Engineering & Development

Novian Health Office Locations

Novian Health has offices in Chicago and Évry
Chicago, US (HQ)
500 430 W Erie St
Évry, FR
1 Rue Pierre Fontaine

Novian Health Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$24.7 m

Latest funding size

$1 m

Time since last funding

almost 3 years


Novian Health's latest funding round in January 2015 was reported to be $1 m. In total, Novian Health has raised $24.7 m

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