US-based Gore Innovation Center has announced a collaboration with robotics startup Moray Medicals to improve its minimally invasive interventional medical procedures.

Founded by Mark Barrish and Phillip Laby, Moray Medical is a two-year-old startup. It focuses on designing an automated delivery system for endovascular procedures.

The robotic cardiac catheter system developed by the startup delivers therapies with increased precision. The system, which does not use pull wires, magnets, or motors, relies solely on computer-controlled microfluidic pressure.

In 2019, Moray Medical was named as a Roseman Innovator by UCSF Rosenman Institute for its innovative technology and patient impact.

Previously, Gore Innovation Center prototyping lab allowed Moray Medicals to test, build and enhance its catheter system. Now, it offers the startup its broad testing and manufacturing capabilities to aid transformative breakthroughs.

Moray Medical co-founder Phillip Laby said: “The Gore Innovation Center offers deep engineering expertise and foundational capabilities that have helped us drive our idea forward. We have made significant advancements on bringing robotic dexterity, precision and ease-of-use to a range of therapies.”

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Gore Innovation Center, founded by materials science company Gore, provides startups with the opportunity to build and test their technologies.

Gore Innovation Center leader Linda Elkins said: “Combining deep materials science expertise with market insights, the Gore Innovation Center helps startups accelerate their technology development.

“Gore materials are a core component for many everyday products. Our scientists can independently alter specific material attributes such as microstructure, thickness, modulus, and form factor to achieve desired performance in a variety of applications.”

Meanwhile, Gore has invited Silicon Valley startups working on breakthroughs in sustainable technologies and advanced materials to apply for workspace through 31 March.