Medical device startup Lapovations LLC of Fayetteville promoted Nhiem Cao to chief operating officer. He will have the primary responsibility for day-to-day administrative and operational functions at the company.
Cao joined the company in 2018 as director of operations. He was previously co-founder and CEO of another Fayetteville-based startup, cycleWood Solutions Inc., a company that developed a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic bags.
Lapovations creates a platform of products to improve laparoscopy (minimally invasive abdominal surgery). The company is the most successful startup competition team in University of Arkansas history, winning seven state, regional and national business plan competitions in 2018, placing second in two others, and earning more than $305,000 in cash and investment prizes.
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