Kent Grosh

Kent Grosh interned at Angiio, a medical device venture created by Penn Med students to help surgeons repair anastomoses. Angiio is developing a novel sutureless device to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with open vascular procedures. Current solutions require hand sewing grafts to vessels and are regularly complicated by leakage from suture holes as well as decreased oxygenation to the brain, kidneys, and bowels due to prolonged surgical times. To address this unmet clinical need, Angiio’s sutureless anastomotic device, Vesicon, can deliver superior outcomes via increased integrity of the anastomosis and decreased operative time providing a safer alternative to current treatments. Kent helped to create a functional prototype, improve product design, and analyze the current state of vascular anastomoses repair.