NIH Awards Fannin Phase I SBIR Grant for Chorioamniotic Membrane-Anchoring Device for Fetal Surgery

Fannin Innovation Studio has been awarded a $224,642 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to develop and test a novel medical device for anchoring the chorioamniotic membrane to the uterine wall to minimize the chance of preterm delivery following fetal surgery. Fetal surgery is a relatively new discipline that aims to reduce the risk for fetal death or long-term complications in conditions such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, severe fetal anemia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, fetal hydrops, or spina bifida.

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