About Centerline Biomedical

Vikash Goel, Chief Technology Officer, describes how the idea for Centerline Biomedical’s IOPS technology was formed.
 
Centerline Biomedical, Inc., a Cleveland Clinic spin-off founded in 2014, is commercializing IOPS (Intra-Operative Positioning System), a 3-D GPS-like surgical navigation technology that aims to reduce health care costs, improve outcomes for endovascular procedures and reduce radiation exposure for both patients and caregivers.
“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

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.