Hannah Hensel, CEO
Brio Device, LLC

Ann Arbor, MI the National Institutes of Health awarded BRIO DEVICE, LLC a Phase 2 Small Business Investigational (SBIR) grant titled “Articulating Video Stylet for Improved Intubation Success Rates.”  The award of $1,255,072 supports two years of device development and commercialization.  Brio will use these funds to advance the development a neonate-size endotracheal tube insertion guide offering visualization capabilities incorporated into an articulating stylet for intubation.

Dr. Laura McCormick, Co-Founder/VP of Technology and biomedical engineer at Brio along with Dr. Sabina Siddiqui, Co-founder/Chief Medical Officer, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and pediatric and trauma surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin will be the principal investigators and lead the development team.

“Brio Device is proposing an innovative needs-based approach to management of the pediatric airway. Our preliminary data shows the promise of improving safety and workforce capacity in the care of infants and children requiring respiratory support.” ~ Dr. Siddiqui.

Brio welcomes the validation and support from the NIH to continue developing medical devices designed to help alleviate failed intubation in the one of the most vulnerable patient populations, the neonate.  This population is often underserved due to the small market size and Brio is helping to drive change by conducting extensive R&D to assess user needs (a project completed through previous Phase I funding) and in developing devices and technology that will help reduce the learning curve and enable novice users to successfully intubate quickly and on the first attempt.

“We are eager to pursue the engineering and design challenges of making such a small device for these small and delicate patients.” ~ Dr. McCormick.

Brio has employed a user-centered design approach to develop other intuitive, intelligent, intubation devices such as the INT Navigator® device (introduced in 2018) and other adult-size intubation devices currently in development.

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Disclaimer:  Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R44HL124724. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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