Chicago startup Miret Surgical pockets $664K in Series A round to make surgeries less invasive

April 16
8:16 AM 2014

Miret Surgical has closed $644,750 in its first funding round to develop its medical devices. The Chicago-based startup had 17 angels and venture capitalists contributing to the round, according to MedCity News.

Miret is currently working on a set of laparoscopic tools that connect standard surgical tool heads t smaller shafts. The startup aims to use these tools to make surgeries less invasive. Other goals include creating less scarring and complications with the port, the report detailed.

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) explained: "Surgeons assemble and use as many of these modular instruments as needed, and after surgery the patient is left with a hidden incision in the belly button and a few tiny punctures, which will heal quickly and without noticeable scars."

If successful, the future tool would minimize the number of plastic tubes run through the abdomen during surgeries. Although the NCIIA specifies the use of the tool for gall bladder procedures, Miret chief executive John Avi Roop said it could be used for any abdominal surgeries, MedCity News reported.

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