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IOWA CITY, Iowa, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — iotaMotion Inc., an early-stage medical technology startup spun out of the University of Iowa’s Otolaryngology Department, announced today that the company has been awarded a $1.65M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Company is applying this grant towards the continued development of real time tissue trauma sensing capabilities in the iotaSOFT™ robotic surgical system, which is intended to assist surgeons with cochlear implantation surgery.
In recognition of the Company’s continued success, iotaMotion has additionally received the inaugural Iowa Biosciences Med-tech Award. The first award of its kind, iotaMotion received $20,000 in recognition for significant progress and investor support over the past year. These funds will be used to support the Company’s continued regulatory and pre-commercialization efforts.
“This grant award is incredibly exciting as the Company makes significant progress developing truly novel robotic-assisted technologies,” said iotaMotion Medical Director and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at University of Iowa Marlan Hansen, MD, FACS. “We expect the iotaSOFT system to deliver a marked clinical impact on how we perform cochlear implantation surgery upon commercialization.”
The iotaSOFT system is a robotic-assisted insertion device, which will allow surgeons to advance cochlear implant electrodes with control and …
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