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Aspero Medical in the News

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April 11, 2024

Aspero Medical voted People's Choice Award at the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Tech Summit Shark Tank competition!

Aspero Medical was selected to present at AGA's Tech Summit Shark Tank competition and was voted People's Choice Award winner for presenting the Ancora platform that is designed to revolutionize third space endoscopy with simple, practical devices that create greater access, stabilization, and retraction with exceptional ease of use.


August 31, 2023

FDA Clears Aspero Medical’s Revolutionary Pillar Balloon Enteroscopy Overtube

Aspero Medical has received clearance from the FDA to market and sell the Ancora-SB small bowel balloon overtube that incorporates the company’s patented Pillar micro-texture balloon technology. Ancora-SB is cleared for use during small bowel enteroscopy procedures.


November 9, 2021

Aspero Medical awarded $1M NSF Phase II SBIR Grant to further develop the company’s advanced intraoperative endoscopic balloon overtube

Aspero Medical's advanced intraoperative C-Tube is an innovative technology designed to enable more efficient and effective colonoscopies. 


March 24, 2021

Aspero Medical Presents at the Rockies Venture Club Angel Capital Summit

Aspero Medical selected as one of 10 innovative startups to pitch at the 2021 Angel Capital Summit presented by Rockies Venture Club.

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August 25, 2020

Spinout Aspero Medical receives NSF SBIR funding for endoscopic balloon with more grip

Spinout company of CU Boulder’s Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering awarded $225,000 through the NSF SBIR program.


September 4, 2019

Aspero Medical Receives Seed Round Investment from Innosphere Fund

Innosphere Fund Invests in University of Colorado Boulder Medical Device Startup Company.


September 1, 2020

Aspero Medical Expands Team to Address Growing Product Development Programs

Boulder, Colorado based startup company expands team to include Allison Lyle (Director of Engineering) and Jeff Castleberry (Director of Operations) to support company's next generation medical devices.


April 2019

Destination Startup is a collaboration among leading research universities and federal laboratories across the Rocky Mountain region to showcase the best companies from our innovation ecosystem. 

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February 5, 2024

First Patient Enrollment into Aspero Medical NIH-Funded Study

Aspero Medical awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR Phase II grant to complete a double-blinded, multi-centered, randomized controlled trial (RCT) to demonstrate Ancora-SB superiority over current standards of care and assess the potential to expand indications for use. 


May 20, 2022

Aspero Medical Awarded Colorado OEDIT Advanced Industries Grant

$8.5 Million in Advanced Industries Awards Fuel 32 Colorado Start-Ups, including Aspero Medical's advancement of a novel intraoperative balloon overtube designed to enable complete colonoscopies the first time.


August 17, 2021

Aspero Medical announces patent award for micro-texturing Pillar technology designed to improve outcomes of endoscopy procedures

The invention (US Patent No. 11,089,944) covers medical devices that improve anchoring consistency inside the body with textured inflatable balloons.


December 29, 2020

Aspero Medical Completes Animal Clinical Study and Announces the Formation of Clinical Advisory Board

Animal clinical study finds no histopathological difference between smooth silicone balloon and Aspero's balloon with Pillar technology.  Dr. Steven Edmundowicz, Chief Clinical Officer, is joined by Dr. John Vargo (Cleveland Clinic) and Dr. Andrew Ross (Virginia Mason) on Aspero's Clinical Advisory Board.


August 18, 2020

Aspero Medical receives $225,000 Grant for development of intraoperative gastrointestinal endoscopic balloon overtube

Startup company improving endoscopy procedures with their micro-textured balloon technology continues to further develop product line.

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August 20, 2019

Aspero Medical connects with CU Boulder Alumni Investors in Silicon Valley Summit 


May 21, 2019

Grant Funding Approved for Aspero Medical

$6.1 Million Advanced Industries Awards Fuel 27 Colorado Start-Ups.


July 23, 2018

Innosphere Fund Invests in University of Colorado Medical Device Start Up Company

The Innosphere Fund announces their investment in Boulder-based start-up company, Aspero Medical Corporation, a company with unique intellectual property for endoscopy procedures that was developed at the University of Colorado.


September 26, 2023

Aspero Medical has been accepted into the Biomedical Stream at Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

Creative Destruction Lab supports the commercialization of early stage companies. Working with CDL-Vancouver, Aspero Medical will continue to enable Third-Space Endoscopy and advance flexible endoscopy intervention.


November 29, 2021

Aspero Medical selected as one of three finalists for BizWest's 2021 Innovation Quotient (IQ) Award in Life Sciences

Twenty-one finalists have been named for the 2021 IQ Awards, honoring the “Innovation Quotient” among Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado companies.


May 3, 2021

Aspero Medical Selected by NIH SEED to Present at the 2021 Summit of Angel Investing

Aspero Medical selected as one of 30 innovative startups to pitch at the Innovation Funders Showcase during the Angel Capital Association's 2021 Summit of Angel Investing.


September 16, 2020

Aspero Medical receives $310,000 Grant for development of Pillar™ micro-textured endoscopic balloon overtube

Gastrointestinal endoscopy focused startup company to expand development effort for novel endoscopic single balloon overtube product line.


March 2, 2020

Aspero Medical Presents at MedTech Innovator Los Angeles Pitch Event

Aspero Medical selected to present at MedTech Innovator 2020: Los Angeles Pitch Event in coordination with the 8th Annual UCLA MedTech Partnering Conference.


September 4, 2019

The Colorado BioScience Association

Aspero Medical selected to present at the Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference. 


April 2019

Aspero Medical Featured in Venture Partners at CU Boulder's new customer discovery program

Venture Partners' flagship Research-to-Market program helps innovators create go-to-market strategies for technologies.

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