Lapovations Receives $100K SBIR Grant from AEDC

Lapovations has a mission to redefine laparoscopy by developing innovative medical devices that minimize invasiveness, simplify procedures, and improve surgery outcomes. They have recently been awarded a Small Businesses Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Matching Grant of $100,000.

This grant comes from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and will be used to support the continued development of their trademarked AbGrab. The grant is made to support small businesses and help support their pursuit of R&D with the potential for commercialization. Lapovations have also been the recipient of a $1 million SBIR award from the National Science Foundation in 2020. 

The AbGrab is a laparoscopic device that allows surgeons to lift the abdomen more reliably and safely prior to surgery. The novel device is designed to use suction to lift the abdominal walls.

Jared Greer, Founder and CEO of Lapovations stated, “This funding will help us accelerate our go-to market efforts to launch AbGrab® in the U.S. We are excited and grateful for the continued support from AEDC.”

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