Kobara Medical, Inc
Pioneering TPS Cardiac Rhythm Management​ & Neuromodulation
About Us
Kobara Medical, Inc is an early stage cardiac rhythm management medical device startup company in Minnesota - the heart of medical devices!

We are developing new cardiac rhythm management procedures and neuromodulation therapies to address heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias.

We are tapping into this more than $1B market opportunity with a new atraumatically anchored, multi-chamber, multi-site epicardial lead platform to reduce costly complications associated with present-day cardiac rhythm management solutions, and improve outcomes with enhanced synchronization strategies. 


Our solutions are cardiac leads that do not require going inside the heart - they are epicardial.

The first go-to-market product is a pacemaker lead ​called Cobra and will interface with the latest pacemakers. 
1 Cobra lead replaces up to 3 conventional pacemaker leads, and does not require anchoring into the heart wall.

Management Team

Venkat Tholakanahalli, MD FHRS 
John Allen, MSME
Andreas Pfahnl, ScD
  ​​President & CEO, Founder
  • 20+ years product development and advanced technology commercialization including medical devices.
  • Experienced business leadership executive in medical devices.
Chief Medical Officer, Founder
  • Cardiac Electrophysiologist (EP), Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota.
  • Performs and teaches epicardial procedures in the US and around the world.
Vice President, Founder
  • Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer at Coloplast.
  • 20+ years medical device and small-scale mechanical systems development.

Advisors & Partners

Brett Larson
Business Attorney
Messerli and Kramer, PA

Matt Macari
IP Attorney
Skaar Ulbrich Macari, PA

Sew-Way Tay, PhD
Clinical, Regulatory & Quality
Libra Medical, LLC
Arnold Pfahnl, MD PhD FACC FHRS
Medical Advisor
  • Cardiac Electrophysiologist (EP) and Division Medical Director at Banner Health.
  • Medical device technical and market use.

Contact Us

Investor presentation available from:

Kobara Medical, Inc
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Tel: 603-867-6316
Email: info@kobara-medical.com