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Medical Device Startup, iotaMotion, Announces Scientific Advisory Board Formation For Robotic-Assisted Cochlear Technologies

IOWA CITY, IOWAiotaMotion, a medical device company developing advanced robotic systems for cochlear implant surgery, announced the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Included among the members of the new board, are Craig A. Buchman, M.D., and J. Thomas Roland Jr., M.D., two renowned cochlear implant surgeons, who will join Dr. Bruce Gantz, the current Chair and Head of the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Department at the University of Iowa, who serves as an advisor to the company.

The company’s first product, iotaSOFT™, is a robotic-assisted insertion device that allows surgeons to advance cochlear implant electrodes with high precision. According to the company, controlled insertion will lead to less surgical variability in outcomes and results, while also helping to preserve and protect structures from damage caused by manual insertion.


“We are thrilled to have attracted the world’s leading experts in cochlear implants as we develop our suite of robotic-assisted systems that have the potential to significantly advance the state of technology for cochlear implant surgery. Importantly, the formation of our SAB serves as an endorsement for scientific and clinical enthusiasm for the technologies under development. We look forward to working closely with Dr. Buchman and Dr. Roland.” Chris Kaufmann, M.D., co-founder of iotaMotion


The SAB will work closely with the iotaMotion management team as it advances its product pipeline.



Source: iotaMotion