Bloom Surgical in the news
Utah Company Developing Origami-inspired Technology Awarded NSF Grant to Advance Robotic Surgery
Aug 7, 2023
Four years ago, Jacob Sheffield was building world-class carbon fiber travel guitars for adventurers journeying to places as remote as Everest and Antarctica. Ian Esplin was growing viruses in bioreactors and developing therapies to combat antibiotic-resistant pathogens. The two came together and co-founded Bloom Surgical with a goal to empower robotic surgeons to resolve visual disruptions during procedures.
Bloom Surgical Awarded Competitive Grant From the NSF
Jul 27, 2023
Salt Lake City, UT, June 1, 2023 – Bloom Surgical, Inc., a Utah-based surgical device startup, has been awarded a U.S. National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant for $256,000 to conduct research and development work on a novel micro-mechanical wiping mechanism and in-abdomen lens cleaning solution for resolving visual disruptions rapidly during minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Bench to Bedside Competition Night
Apr 17, 2023
LaparoVision from Bloom Surgical empowers robotic laparoscopic surgeons to resolve intraoperative visual disruptions with an in-abdomen, rapid-response scope lens cleaning tool. Our device reduces time spent with compromised vision and scope removals, improving patient safety and procedure efficiency.
Avnet Awards $25,000 to ASUio Connectivity Winner Bloom Surgical
Mar 10, 2022
Bloom Surgical was selected as the winning team in the Connectivity category sponsored by Avnet at the sixth annual ASU Innovation Open (ASUio), held last month.
Female Engineers Represented and Empowered in LaparoVision SIOY Win
Aug 5, 2021
Across the nation, female engineering students face the daunting issue of being in the minority. However, at BYU, mechanical engineering student Amanda Lytle Bartschi produces inspiring results for other women in engineering as she defeats the odds and wins awards for her work.
Origami Inspires BYU Student To Make Surgery Safer
Jul 1, 2021
Imagine driving through a storm without your windshield wipers. Your view is fogged up and obscured with water droplets. That’s what often happens to surgeons during laparoscopic surgery, a common way to operate. Using creativity, a Brigham Young University student is hoping to make surgery less risky.
Highlights from BYU colleges: Grad student improves laparoscopy tech, AdLab wins 60+ awards
Jun 25, 2021
A BYU graduate student has created a miniature windshield wiper for cleaning laparoscopy camera lenses, allowing surgeons to focus on patients without having to remove and reinsert laparoscopes constantly during surgery. Laparoscopes have to be pulled out and wiped clean every 5–8 minutes, posing a risk to patients as well as increasing doctoral expense times. Jacob Sheffield developed this technology in the Compliant Mechanisms Research Lab on campus with help from BYU professor Larry Howell and mechanical engineering undergraduate Amanda Lytle. The device is called LaparoVision and is so small it can rest on the end of a finger. The device is inspired by origami mechanisms.
Student-created, origami-based windshield wiper solves laparoscopic surgery conundrum
Jun 17, 2021
One of the coolest modern medical innovations is the laparoscope, a slender rod with a camera tip that allows doctors to see inside a body during surgery. Laparoscopes have made surgery easier for surgeons and patients, but the device does have a problematic drawback: it must be removed, cleaned, and reinserted multiple times during surgery.
BYU competition fosters ingenuity and impactful products
Apr 6, 2021
The BYU College of Engineering and the Marriott School of Business hosted the 11th Student Innovator of the Year competition this semester.