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Could this device lead to shorter labor and delivery + become childbirth standard of care?

Last Updated Oct 2013


Materna Medical is at work on a device to help protect the more than 80 percent of women who suffer damage or tearing during childbirth....Earlier this year, Materna moved into the Fogarty Institute for Innovation, a non-profit that works as an incubator for the medtech startups it selects. In the company’s time there, Juravic said he will focus on gaining more clinical data. Because Fogarty is based on the El Camino Hospital campus, Juravic gets regular direct feedback from physicians on the device. Mike Stewart, the product designer and former product development engineer on projects for Boston Scientific (BSX), takes that into account for device design and testing.It’s this feedback that leads him to believe the dilator could be a platform technology for Materna.

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