Company: Alveolus Inc.

Mission statement: Alveolus, Inc. will be the leading providers of stent technology in the emerging filed of non-vascular interventional stenting

Type of company: Medical Device

Address: 401 North Tryon Street, Charlotte NC 28202

Phone number: (704) 998-6013

Web site:

Management team members: Founders, Eric Mangiardi, Gerard Silvestri; Management: Tony Alexander, Chris Dancu, Ulf Borg, Jason Reynolds, David Hamilton.

Silvestri, a member of the board, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and a pulmonologist at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received his BS in Biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he was the keynote speaker at graduation. His MD Degree was awarded from St. Georges University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Yale University affiliated hospital system. His pulmonary training was completed at Dartmouth. In addition, Dr. Silvestri holds a Graduate Degree from Dartmouth College in the evaluative clinical sciences. He is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care medicine. He is widely recognized as a world expert in lung cancer, having written over 30 articles and 10 book chapters, and edited two books.

Mangiardi, who also is company president, has spent over 10 years in the management of Medical, Technology, Manufacturing Technology, and IT consulting sector. He holds a Masters of Science Degree in International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Dayton.

Board members: Eric Mangiardi, Tony Alexander, Gerard Silvestri, Blount Swain

Investments raised: $6 million

Revenues: $30,000

Year established: 2001

Number of employees: 10