FEops has been awarded a grant of €3.2m from the European Innovation Council (EIC) accelerator programme. The grant, a press release reports, will accelerate the clinical evidence gathering and business implementation of FEops HEARTguide predictive preoperative planning for transcatheter structural heart interventions on a worldwide scale.
According to the press release, the FEops HEARTguide—which received CE mark and approval for the Canadian market earlier this year—is a one-in-its-kind procedure planning environment for structural heart interventions that provides physicians unique insights to evaluate device sizing and positioning preoperatively using novel computational modelling and simulation technology. The current release includes workflows for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and left atrial appendage occlusion procedures.
Isabelle Decroos, chief financial officer of FEops, says: “We are very proud to receive this grant, given the fierce competition. This ranks us now in the top 4% of all European deep tech start-ups applying for the highly competitive EIC Accelerator programme! Over 1,850 applications were submitted to this funding round of the EIC programme and only 75 projects were selected for funding by the European Commission.”
Matthieu De Beule, co-founder and CEO FEops, comments: “This important milestone could only be reached by the continuous and high commitment from all our team members, the physicians who believe in our technology and other partners who support us in this journey. The EIC grant will not only boost our clinical and business implementation, but will also enable us to extend our device certifications.”