Caira Surgical was awarded a National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer grant for $256,000 to conduct research and development work on a Novel Radar-Based Tracking System for Navigation and Robotics in Orthopedic Surgery.
Caira seeks to enhance the accessibility, usability and safety of advanced surgical navigation and robotics for joint replacement. The company's first product is a navigation system for knee replacement. It employs novel fast anatomic landmark registration to shorten procedure time, and proprietary Caira Radar Tracking to overcome the line-of-sight interference inherent with existing technologies.
The technology is designed to eliminate invasive surgical instruments and significantly reduce the cost and complexity of utilizing advanced technology in joint replacement.
Caira CEO and Co-Founder Jon Greenwald said, "The funding supports our technology innovation and, equally important, validates that Caira is effectively leveraging science and engineering to address an unmet need in healthcare and build a dynamic new company. Our team is thrilled and motivated by the support and vote of confidence from the NSF."