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Five questions with Bill Niland, Harpoon Medical CEO
Five questions with Bill Niland, Harpoon Medical CEO

Within a year and a half of launching as a startup, Harpoon Medical's heart surgery device could be used on humans for the first time in a matter of weeks. The Kent Island-based company expects doctors in Poland to employ it by the end of the year or early in 2015. The device is a tool for minimally invasive surgeries to repair the heart's mitral valve, developed by a doctor at the University of Maryland Medical Center. It would cap a busy 2014 for Harpoon, during which CEO Bill Niland raised millions of dollars in investment, and at the end of which the company plans to move to new headquarters in the warehouse building at Camden Yards. Here's what Niland, who previously...

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