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.