Wave Therapeutics, a woman-owned start-up based in Nashville, Indiana, has finalized a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Ecosystem.

Under this agreement the VHA Innovation Ecosystem and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center will collaborate with Wave Therapeutics on the design and development of the company’s initial product, a wheelchair seat cushion that is designed to reduce the risk of pressure injuries (bedsores).

“I founded this company after caring for a veteran who was suffering from the worst bedsores I had ever seen. He was my inspiration and being able to work with Veterans Health to bring this product to their patients is very gratifying.”

— company founder Jessica Bussert, a registered nurse

Bussert has developed a patent-pending technology that she believes will change the way medical professionals approach this problem, according to a media release from Wave Therapeutics.

Wave Therapeutics expects to enter the marketplace with its initial product later this year, per the release.

Wave Therapeutics is a division of Bussert Medical Inc, and is an economically disadvantaged, woman-owned small business, headquartered in Nashville, Indiana.

[Source: Wave Therapeutics]

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