Company Profile

Lapovations LLC
Profile last edited on: 3/1/2023      CAGE: 81FR9      UEI: NETGEM3GUK77

Business Identifier: Healthcare specialist in life sciences experience and medical device manufacturing.
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Location Information

700 West Research Center Boulevard Suite 1437
Fayetteville, AR 72701
   (479) 304-0436
Location: Single
Congr. District: 03
County: Washingto

Public Profile

Structured around development of a medical device designed to address tmproved safety of minimally-invasive abdominal surgeries, establishment of the firm Lapovations was originally initiated during a University of Arkansas entrepreneurship class with the work undertaken being anchored in the University's Biomedical engineering department. The company's product - AbGrab - is a trademarked Class 1 medical device, intended to be used non-invasively to lift the adnominal wall on a patient at the start of laparoscopic surgery. Major complications during surgery are not common but can be serious - even fatal. Surgical istruments may be inserted into the abdominal cavity before the camera that is used to provide the surgeon visibility into the cavity. Surgeons may lift the abdominal wall away from vital organs typically using mechanical force, Laovation's device - AbGrab - uses suction making it potentially more reliable and less invasive resulting in better surgical outcomes and decreased patient post-op pain.

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Synopsis: Awardee Business Condition

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Less than .5M
VC funded?
Privately Held
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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2020 2 NSF $1,224,429
Project Title: AbGrab Laparoscopic Lifting Device

Key People / Management

  Jared Greer -- Founder, President and CEO

  Flavia Araujo

  Nhiem Cao -- COO

  Michael Dunavant -- Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer

  Spencer Jones -- Director of R&D

  Ben McGuire -- Chief Operating Office

  Chris Taylor -- Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer