News and Updates

November 22, 2023

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation Awards Grant for Pilot at UVA Health

“A new national focus is being brought to reducing hospital greenhouse gas emissions and waste through the Sustainable Healthcare Certification program of The Joint Commission, and the computer vision-assisted software Dr. Meyer is proposing directly supports this initiative,” said Hina Mehta, VIPC’s Director for University Programs. “While there is a lot that still needs to be learned, understood, and implemented before widespread adoption occurs, CCF funding will be instrumental in addressing the endemic of excess waste from operating rooms and expediting Dr. Meyer’s vision for more sustainable healthcare solutions.” Here is the link to the VIPC press release. 

August 12, 2023

Foundational Research Published in Surgery Open Science

Sterile surgical supply waste identification using asynchronous analysis: Pediatric surgery QI pilot was published in the journal Surgery Open Science. This research demonstrated the potential of asynchronous analysis of scrub table images to identify intraoperative waste. Here is the link to Goldfield et al. Surgery Open Science 2023.

February 22nd, 2022

New Builders Dispatch Highlights PeriOp Green

New Builders Dispatch interviewed Dr. Matthew Meyer to shine a spotlight on startup companies that have come out of universities. The make up of the company and the process of creating the company were discussed. The article can be read here

February 16th, 2022

Editorial by Dr. Upchurch: Imploring Surgeons to be Involved in Managing OR Waste

Dr. Gilbert Upchurch, Chair of General Surgery at the University of Florida, wrote a masterful editorial on Dr. Meyer's recently published article, “Surgeons’ perspectives on operating room waste: Multicenter survey” which he entitled "A Call to Arms to Implore Surgeons to be Involved in Managing Operating Room Waste." He provided exceptional insight into the importance of recognizing operating room waste. Here is the link.

January 31st, 2022

Foundational Research Published in Surgery: Selected "Best in Surgery" 

Surgeons’ perspectives on operating room waste: Multicenter survey was published in the journal Surgery. This collaboration between UVA and UCSF details the surgeons thoughts on OR waste. Notably, they estimate 27% of items opened on the scrub table at the start of surgery remain unused on the table at the end of surgery. And impressively, 95% of surgeons were willing to modify their OR workflow if it resulted in reduced waste. Surgery has awarded us the distinction as one of the "Best in Surgery" as they found the work done in the article innovative. Here is the link to Meyer et al. Surgery 2022.

November 9th, 2021

RichmondInno Highlights PeriOp Green

RichmondInno, a source of local news for Richmond, Virginia highlighted PeriOp Green as an upcoming company with innovative technology focused on the problem of operating room waste. Here is the link

October 27th, 2021

iTHRIV Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Proposal Approval

PeriOp Green's proposal for a pilot trial was approved by the iTHRIV PTC Program, a Virginia statewide collaborative research network, consisting of Carilion Clinic, Inova Health, the University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech, with the aim of funding pilot trials intersecting clinical and translational research. Further development, scaling, and application of our software was made possible with the $50,000 grant. More information on this program can be found here.

September 27th, 2021

Dr. Meyer sat down with Dr. Jed Wolpaw to discuss the environmental impact of modern healthcare, including the downsides of Desflurane and how one can make personal and system changes to help the environment. 

August 11th, 2021

Published Article by Dr. Matthew Meyer

One of our own team members, Dr. Matthew Meyer, had an article of his published in STAT, "Doctors pledge to do no harm. The entire health care sector should do the same by battling climate change." We greatly appreciate Dr. Meyer's work within the intersection of healthcare and sustainability.

July 13th, 2021

Milestone in Data Capture from Actual Operating Rooms

PeriOp Green completed recordings of 40 surgeries within the UVA Health System, to help with the scaling and refinement of our detection algorithms, as well as baseline data for comparison to manual annotations.

May 18th, 2021

Acceptance into Venturing Project Squared 

PeriOp Green was accepted into Venturing Project squared, a summer program directed by the Batten Institute at the University of Virginia. The program provides direction in terms of instituting a corporate roadmap.

April 24th, 2021

Recipient of the Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee Grant (ESS)

The Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee aims to promote sustainability amongst the students, faculty, and staff within the University of Virginia. We were generously awarded from the ESS Grant due to our investigative technological achievements. 

January 12th, 2021 

Proof of Concept

Using as the engine and a mock OR, annotated photos and videos of single-use, sterile surgical items were used to train a computer vision model. Results of identification of duplicate (gloves) and overlapping items (stapler on gloves) are shown.

November 13th, 2020 

Top 5 in UVA eCup Concept Competition

PeriOp Green was selected as one of the top five for the Health Care Services and Technologies track in Concept Competition for the University of Virginia's Entrepreneurship Cup. With our award, we were given the opportunity to apply to the following stage of the competition - Discovery Competition.