Innovations

Pioneering the Next Generation of Minimally Invasive Surgery

At Centerline Biomedical, our mission is to advance the standard of care for minimally invasive endovascular procedures, leading to more efficient, more accurate and safer procedures resulting in improved patient outcomes.


Founded in 2014 as a spinoff of the Cleveland Clinic, Centerline Biomedical is a result of a collaboration between surgeons at the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, the #1 ranked heart program in the U.S. and researchers at Lerner Research Institute. The brainchild of Vikash Goel, currently Chief Technology Officer of Centerline, and Karl West, Director of Medical Devices at the Cleveland Clinic; IOPS was developed as a project inspired by their mentor and friend, renowned vascular surgeon and innovator Dr. Roy K. Greenberg. Dr. Greenberg sadly passed away in December 2013 after a battle with cancer. He was instrumental in the acceptance of Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) as an alternative to open surgery, and one of the surgeons performing the greatest number of these procedures. Dr. Greenberg’s illness was a key motivating factor in the development of IOPS.

“This technology will limit the need for extensive fluoroscopy units and provide more detailed anatomy that can be imaged while navigating through it. It will revolutionize vascular surgery.”

—Dr. Matthew Eagleton, Vascular Surgery Director of the Aortic Center, Cleveland Clinic and Scientific Advisor, Centerline Biomedical

machine-(3).jpgIOPS (Intra-Operative Positioning System), our proprietary platform technology for endovascular procedures, combines software algorithms and predictive modeling that can be adapted for many procedures including aortic repair, coronary stenting, peripheral artery disease, electrophysiology and carotid and cerebral aneurysms.
 
Along with the all-in-one medical device, which uses a low-level electromagnetic field, sensor-equipped catheters and guidewires, IOPS technology lessens the need for fluoroscopy and contrast dye, making endovascular procedures safer for surgeons and their patients. With enhanced visualization and 3-D GPS-like navigation capabilities, IOPS offers surgeons enhanced views of the vasculature and the ability to perform procedures with pinpoint accuracy like never before.  
 
It’s our mission to research, innovate and leverage big data to make surgical procedures safer and more efficient, advance the standard of care and improve care and health outcomes.