Bright Uro launches with combined $6M from seed financing, NIH grant

Bright Uro announced its company launch with $6 million in total funding, including a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Aliso Viejo, California-based Bright Uro aims to transform care for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) with innovations in urodynamics.

The company pulled in $4 million in seed financing from Academy Investor Network, surgical robotics veteran Fred Moll and other prominent angel investors. According to a news release, the NIH awarded Bright Uro a $2 million Phase II SBIR grant as well.

Bright Uro obtained an exclusive licensing agreement from Cleveland Clinic for technology developed by the hospital system in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Case Western Reserve University, and Parker Hannifin Corporation. The company will use that technology in its investigational Glean urodynamics system.

It designed Glean to improve the patient and clinician experience through increased accuracy and com…

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