| Nasdaq: CRDC
Cardica, Inc. designs and manufactures proprietary stapling and anastomotic devices for cardiac and laparoscopic surgical procedures. Its technology portfolio is intended to minimize operating time and enable minimally-invasive and robot-assisted surgeries. The company manufactures and markets automated anastomosis systems, the C-Port Distal Anastomosis systems and PAS-Port Proximal Anastomosis system for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Its product MicroCutter is used in a variety of procedures, including bariatric, colorectal, thoracic and general surgery. The company was founded by Bernard A. Hausen and Stephen A. Yencho on October 15, 1997 and is headquartered in Redwood, CA.