IOPS is the result of years of research by Cleveland Clinic vascular surgeons and researchers, and was developed by researchers in the Lerner Research Institute and the Heart and Vascular 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.